A story about this — 4 years ago
Dark Knight takes place a scant month or so from the ending of Batman Begins, so it made sense to re-watch the first installment before heading to the cinema :)
A great, ‘reality’ reboot to the character, Batman Begins does exactly what it says on the tin: shows us Bruce Wayne’s past, why he turns himself into the Bat, and how he goes about it.
From a several-viewings-on point of view, the pre-Bat stuff does seem to take a long time to get to – although better than rushing to it, I suppose. And there’s no one big bad guy as such – or rather, no one big nutcase in a funny costume. Definitely looking forward to Dark Knight all the more, now!