Wow, way to inject some life into what had become the worst movie franchise in the history of Movie franchises. The original batman with Michael Keaton was great but the ones that came after it took a very sharp nose dive.
So I have to thank Christopher Nolan who was able to resurrect Batman from, what I thought was, a dark, cold death. This movie was much darker than any that came before it, and it wasnâ€™t played campy at all. Christian Bale was a wonderful Batman, tormented but yet still fun. Liam Neeson is always a pleasure to watch and Cilian Murphy as the Scarecrow was quirky yet believable. Even Katie Holmes wasnâ€™t that bad, although I did feel her character was a little too judgemental. Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman stole each scene that they were in. And Rutger Hauer was in this as well. I just loved the whole cast.
The action is great and the story line is fun. Batman returns to Gotham to try and clean up the city. Although Iâ€™ve never been a big believer in vigilante justice, Batman makes a good case for every city having their own crime fighting super hero, though I guess Batman isnâ€™t really a super hero he just has a lot of cool toys that make him seem super hero like. Loved his car, driving that just seemed like a good time.
This is a must see for anyone who died a little when they first saw nipples on the bat suit.