Quickie review:

“Batman Begins” — slow to start, which is good, since it’s the backstory that makes this movie interesting. Action sequences are murky and hard-to-follow, which is what I imagine real combat to be like. Christian Bale makes a great Bruce Wayne; must admit I had some misgivings at first but I totally bought him. The plot is a bit more complex than usual for superhero movies, which also works, since Batman is a bit more complex than, say, Superman.

Downside? Puffy-faced born-again Scientologist Katie Holmes. What a blah actress and a blah character.

I give it one and 7/8 thumbs up (out of two). Kick-ass summer movie.