Movies: Batman Gets a New Vehicle

And it's one tricked-out Batmobile. The movie, on the other hand, isn't exactly a smooth ride

What is Batman afraid of? What might give the moody masked millionaire the primal shakes? The answer—and it's an easy one if you stop to think about it—is bats. Those furry, whirry creatures traumatized little Bruce Wayne when he was a kid. He has other, more guilt-edged issues, involving his saintly parents, as well. When we first meet Bruce (Christian Bale) as a grownup, he has traveled far (to Asia) and fallen low (a Chinese prison) in an attempt to restore wellness to his troubled soul. Specifically, he joins up with a bunch of muscular moralists known as the League of...

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