Batman Begins, is, in DROVES , THE best Batman movie ever made and ever will be made. It is amazing how it draws you in and you forget all the other Batman movies. The pacing is perfect, I am amazed how it deals with his childhood trauma , his "vagrancy" studying the criminal mind, and his training the likes of which is physical skills are demoted to the emotional and moral trials he is expected to face. Batman Begins will be the Star Wars of this generation. Most filmmakers have and will cite it as the perfect blending of story with blockbuster spectacle. It IS the first movie and only movie ABOUT Batman/Bruce Wayne! As far as it lagging. No not at all , after a mesmerizing first hour , about hour one he's in the Batsuit like you've seen him before and preying on thugs , in the way he is supposed to and have'nt seen. Movies like Iron Man and Star Trek all are brilliant because they approach the source material the way it's supposed to be taken seriously the way Batman Begins does.