I finally watched this Christopher Nolan vehicle last night and I thought this story-driven comic adaptation was far superior to the lacklustre Tim Burton movies of the eighties. Nolan tempered a 'realistic' touch with the surreal gothic cityscape of Gotham City without the mis-castings, awkwardness and silliness of the original Burton fiascos which were commercial successes. Despite the initial mumbo jumbo in the form of soundbites uttered by the mentor figure initially, this could hardly be out of place when juxtapositioned in a film with a justice-seeking character dressed in a tight bat suit. The ending was somewhat anti-climatic but my sister had shrewdly observed that this had set it up for a sequel! 7/10.