Just got back from our theater's employee screening of Batman Begins. Quick review: GO SEE IT. Long review: GO SEE IT NOW. But seriously, this film was amazing. If you completely ignore the campy TV show, the previous bright-colored movies, and the idea that Batman is just for kids, then you'll love this movie. I'm not completely sure how accurate it is to the comics (though many say its close to Batman: Year One), but its still a great film (Batman or otherwise). Aside from what you'd expect from the movie, there are things you wouldn't expect. There's one HUGE twist that only a few people probably saw coming, but I'm not going to explain anything about it here. To say more could ruin it. The beginning is slow and it effectively builds up the character of Bruce Wayne. Without this, we'd be completly lost on the impact of what Batman is. Where I felt Spider-man 2 had it's only shortcoming (not utilizing the bad guy to his full potential), I feel Batman Begins has succeeded. Both of the bad guys in the film are used to push the story and have a greater influence on the rest of the film instead of just being the current antagonists. Visually the film is great. Gotham city comes off more realistic and less comic-based (remember the opening scene of Batman Returns? Don't expect anything like that from this one). Frankly, I like it more and I like how they used it. I'm interested to see how they could use it for future Batman films by using the bad guys in more realistic ways. Overall, there was nothing about this film I didn't like. There were some ugly spots on the print for the first reel, but that's about it. I'd recommend this to anyone.