A thumbs up from me as well. It's a nice take on Miller's Year One with a number of elements from the Dark Knight series, too (the batsuit and the Batmobile were more DK than Year One). I thought Bale was a convincing Bruce Wayne; the supporting cast was very good. I didn't mind Katie Holmes, although I, too, am getting tired of the Cruise-Holmes hype. I have told my fan guy brother-in-law in the past that I wanted to see a Ra's al Ghul movie, I wanted to see Batman outside of Gotham and I wanted Scarecrow as a villain. This movie has all three, although Ra's was changed somewhat and I think the Scarecrow is a strong enough villain to carry a movie himself. This Batman is strong enough to stand alongside the recent Spiderman movies. It's probably the best DC comic adaptation that's been made (fingers crossed on Superman).