I wasn't rushing to see Batman Begins until various co-workers started recommending it this week. I saw it last night and it was AWESOME! Awesome in a "nice try, Tim Burton, but you've been surpassed" kind of way.
It was so good that it somehow even managed to expunge most of the resentment I have maintained all these years about wasting two hours of my life watching Batman and Robin.
As its title suggests, "Batman Begins" starts with a lot of backstory to explain how and why Bruce Wayne became Batman. It's well cast with great but unintrusive special effects and sets that always seem realistic within the framework of the story. (I hate to keep harping on "Batman and Robin," the worst movie I've ever seen, but I can't resist pointing out the unlamented lack of day-glo paint and black light in the set design.)
Since this is a recommendation, not a review, I'll leave my description at that. If you have a chance to see this movie and you've ever enjoyed the Batman story, I think you'll like it.
An extra geek bonus was that I finally saw a trailer for Serenity. With it, The Fantastic Four and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory all coming out soon, I think I'm going to be spending a lot more time at the movies this summer.