I give overall high marks to the new movie Batman Begins. Fans of the previous 4 Tim Burton movies will see a very different cinematic design. If such could be said of a comic book movie, this one has a much more realistic look and feel and is much less an other world fantasy. This is one movie that kept my interest and provided a good afternoon’s entertainment. We finally know just where the Batmobile came from (did Alfred just cobble it together in the basement?).
The only thing that was annoying was the choice of actor Liam Neeson (Star Wars) for Bruce Wayne’s guru. I kept hearing “Obi Wan has taught you well” in my head and “your anger makes you strong” on the screen. In the sword fight scene I was wondering whether this was Luke Skywalker or Batman engaged in an epic stuggle against his former mentor.