If nothing else I know that you know about this movie and have probably seen more than one preview. I know this because at $100 million, this film's marketing costs are the most ever for a single film in history. That’s some hype to live up to, especially considerign the Batman film franchise was left for dead five years ago after Batman and Robin so justly crashed and burned in embarrassment.
Thank heavens for cutting edge directors as Christopher Nolan (Memento) brings the dark back to the story of the dark prince. Batman Begins regales us with the tale of how it all began. The film opens with Bruce Wayne as a young exile, taking a small vacation in a Chinese prison. He then get’s taken under the wing of a hard headed mentor (Liam Neeson) being a member of the mysterious League Of Shadows. They’re an elite group of anarchic justice freaks led by the mysterious Ra's Al Ghul (Ken Watanabe). Bruce is trained in martial arts and the criminal mind, but not willing to kill, he’s excised and forced to return to Gotham finding it worse than when he left. From here it’s fantastic action, bat mobile hijinks and some truly fantastic performances from some of Hollywood’s most seasoned professionals.
With this film you won’t be disappointed. If nothing else this Batman sequel has managed to do what all others have failed and that’s to have people looking forward to the next installment.