Re: Batman Begins Best Origin Movie ever ?
Not only is Batman Begins the greatest superhero origin film ever made, it's also the primary reason TDK was as successful as it was.
Even if everything else had remained intact with The Dark Knight (casting, plot, critical praise, LEdger's demise, etc.), has THAT film been the official reboot/introduction to the Nolanverse, it wouldn't have been as successful at the box office due to people not knowing what type of atmosphere and characters to expect beforehand.
"We'll never see Day-Lewis and Kubrick, we'll never see Kurosawa and Eastwood, but we have officially seen Bale and Nolan, a cinematic dream pairing come to life!"