Why I recommend this — 6 years ago
I am usually not a fan of sequels and prequels, but this film is certainly an exception. What an exquisite job Nolan has done setting up the entire series. The collage of flashbacks works wonderfully well, bringing the Bruce Wayne character from childhood to full-blown Bathood with well-paced action, intrigue and excellent cinematography. The reference to the Joker at the end is the perfect lead-in to the orginal Batman movie. Great casting. A winner all-around.