The scene where Gordon is stuck in the Narrows and he is talking to the commisioner. The commisioner says,"there is noone left to help you", and behind him the batmobile goes firing over the bridge. AWESOME SCENE!!!
The score is excellent. I mean, whe the music rises, so does my blood.
There is a lighter side, and a real relationship between Bruce and Alfred. It's nice.
Lucius Fox. Every scene Lucius Fox is in.
I love Batman's fighting style. While he certainly is a martial arts master, he fights more like real people in the real world fight, rather than stylized movie fights. He just attacks, brutally...punching, kicking, kneeing, elbowing, tackling desperately until the enemy is subdued. It adds a real sense of realism missing from almost all violent movies nowadays.
Scarecrow is actually scary.
Carmine Falcone absolutely chews scenery. I found myself wishinh for more of the mob boss and less of the supervillains.
Detective Flass was a great greasy badguy.
The origin of Batman is told wonderfully. I mean, they fit it into this movie and it is seemless and believeable and engaging.
"Why do we fall down Bruce? So we can learn to get back up." Just great line.
Thomas Wayne is an understated part, but his role is felt throughout the movie. You get the feeling that he is in it more than he is. And that is a good thing...since he (And Martha) are Batman's uncle Ben.
Ra's Al Ghul's plan is a good one. It isn't stupid. it isn't over the top. It isn't cliche. It is a fiendish, evil, intelligent plan.
Some of the scenes where Bats is being intimidating work very well. Ex. When he is on the train staring down ra's and when he is on the subway platform saving Rachel Dawes.
The scene where he breaks into police HQ. "Now we're 2." really cool.
The scene where he rises amidst the bats. Really cool.
the opening Batman fight scene with falcones men at the docks was awesome.
The entire League of shadows portion of the movie was great. I loved the interplay between Liam Neeson and Christian Bale.
When Batman called the bats to Arkham asylum to help him escape from the police was awesome.
Gotham is appropriately dirty and corrupt. and it comes across well.
Most of the comedic moments were forced and awkward. I hated all the stupid police reactions that were meant to be funny during the mad dash of the batmobile scene.
Falcone went down too easily. I kept wondering why he was at the docks in the first place. Wouldnt a crime boss just have flunkies seeing to those tasks?
Gordon seems like too much of a silly sidekick too often. the entrie sequence at the end with him in the batmobile was kinda silly. Gordon deserves better.
Lucius fox falls prey to the "master of everything scientist guy disease". Often in comics and comic movies, if a character is a scientist it means he is an absolute genius level expert in EVERYTHING. That just isn't realistic and it hurts the movie. You know? Lucius can just fix everything...from Batsuits to fear toxin antidotes.
CONCLUSION: Really good movie. Strong B+