‘Dark Knight’ as good as sequels get

Batman rolls into action in "The Dark Knight."

Batman rolls into action in "The Dark Knight."

The toughest thing about following up a great movie is living up to expectations, and with “Batman Begins,” writer-director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale set the bar awfully high.

With its engaging script, terrific cast and brooding tone, “Begins” is arguably the best superhero film ever to hit theaters. How does one top that?

They don’t. But Nolan and company did everything possible to pull a repeat performance, and the result is a stunning action piece that should appeal not only to the popcorn-munching crowd but serious filmgoers.

Click here for complete review: http://www.rgj.com/article/20080718/ENT01/807180474

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