On the way back, some of us decided to make a detour to a theater and catch a showing of Batman Begins. The movie was excellent. In fact, I’d have to say that it’s the best movie I’ve seen so far in 2005. Why? Well, this movie convinced me that the bat suit is real. We have nearly all the technology needed to make the bat suit from the movie. The secial effects are outstanding, including the clouds of bats, which I assume were CG. There was enough suspense to keep me absorbed in the story, yet there were moments of light humor. Even as someone who hasn’t seen a Batman movie since around ’96, I enjoyed the back story of how Batman became Batman. I may have to go out and start watching the other Batman movies to see what I’ve been missing.