No-one knew in 2005, when Christopher Nolan launched his batman franchise, the heights it would reach with last years ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ but ‘Batman Begins’ changed the face of comic-book superhero movies. Gritty and, most importantly, realistic, this is a film not just about a man dressed as a bat but about the larger themes of justice vs revenge and the nature of vigilantism. Oh, and it also features one of the most excitement inducing final scenes in recent memory.
The first and best of Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, this is a film about fear that successfully carries it’s theme through thick, thin and all manner of brilliantly staged set pieces. It also contains one of the best ‘can’t wait for the next film’ codas since Marty McFly received a letter from 1885.