“We always fear what we don’t understand.”
As we all know it’s prequel to ‘The Dark Knight’. What is fantastic about watching any Christopher Nolan film is its intriguing quality of plot and brilliant screenplay. Above the legend of Batman, its Nolan’s mastery over his medium which made his superhero films extraordinarily different.
The plot is divided between the becoming of Batman and his first encounter with seedy and morally corrupt city of Gotham. Bruce Wayne is struggling with his inherent fear, guilt of his parent’s death and vengeance in mind. He leaves his father’s empire in Gotham to scrutinize his true self and trains himself to overcome his deep rooted fear and attained mastery over his senses in the first half of the film. The second half features his return to corrupt Gotham. With help of Sergeant Gordon and his personal loyal assistants he becomes vigilante of Gotham’s dark world. It makes him learn a strong lesson- Justice is more than revenge.
The climax of the film has more thrilling action than ‘The Dark Knight’ but as far as treatment is concerned ‘The Dark Knight’ is classic example in superhero/legend film making. Christian Bale is really impressive as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The next best part here is fine supporting act by Liam Neeson. The film also has noticeable presence of Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman and beautiful Katie Holmes.