The story of Batman is well known to comic book and movie fans. Following the murder of his parents Bruce Wayne travels the world in order to seek the means to fight the criminal underworld of Gotham City. Upon his return he adopts the guise of his alter ego, striking fear into those that threaten the city.
The quality of Batman movies over the years has been a mixed bag but with Christopher Nolan, one of the best directors working today, taking the story back to the beginning we finally see Batman as it was meant to be. In Batman Begins Nolan ignores the high camp of previous iterations to create a far more gritty and realistic portrayal of caped crusader and it is all the better for it.
Christian Bale, despite the over-the-top Batman voice, is excellent in his first outing and is well supported by a talented cast making Batman without doubt the best of the recent influx of superhero movies.