|Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne|
I wouldn't want kids younger than the PG-13 rating, to watch Nolan's past two Batman movies and maybe that's just it. By limiting the audience, Nolan and David Goyer were able to craft this magnificent origin story so as not to compromise the character's original depiction, portrayal and preserve the Batman's "natural" attitude and look. They didn't sell out the character just to move more action figures off the shelves.
|Henri Ducard trains Bruce Wayne|
The sequel "The Dark Knight" subsequently brought more of the same magic from the first film. Using the entire story devoted to one simple villain (the Joker) and yet setting the stage for another character to premiere (Harvey Dent). The sequel certainly was a bit over the top with it's violence but not enough for moviegoers to be turned off entirely. How else can you portray a sadistic and crazed character like the Joker anyway? The movie set box office records at the time without the use of special technology such as 3-D.
|Why so serious?|