Originally Posted by TheFantasticJoe
I know I'm in the minority here, but Batman Begins is my favorite. It felt like a personal, emotional journey, and it holds a grip on me every time I watch it. The movie also feels most like a Batman movie to me, as Gotham seems gritty and more surreal than a typical city, which it became in the following movies. I also think Christian Bale delivered his best performance in the trilogy here, the Batman voice being perfect, and Batman himself looking like a serious threat. One of the best scenes in the trilogy is the scene where he takes out the criminals on the dock, which is shown from the thugs' perspective, casting Batman in shadow, making him seem more monster than man. That's what Batman should be to me. Just my opinion though.
Begins until we see Batman standing in the building is as good as we will ever see from a Batman story. Its the best hour of any superhero movie...by far. American Entertainment at its finest. Neither TDK nor Rises have such a great stretch. But after it the movie falls in the traps of typical origin stories. It's still good , but the gap to me is too big.