Batman Begins

I’d heard good things about Batman Begins (Amazon, trailer), but did not get around to seeing it until last night, when we rented it. I know I’m not alone in thinking that it’s easily the best Batman movie ever done. Intense, character-driven, and most of all, intelligent; for once I didn’t think I was watching an overgrown cartoon. (Ironically, Warner Bros.’ TV cartoons have been far more thoughtful, with better writing and character development, than any of the four live-action films prior to this.)