Christopher Nolan's ("Memento") reinvention of the Batman saga follows Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), enraged by the murder of his parents, to Tibet, where he trains with a ninja clan led by the mysterious Ra's Al Ghul. Returning to Gotham, Wayne takes on the mantle of the Dark Knight and, with the help of stalwart butler Alfred (Michael Caine) and honest cop Sgt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman), wages war on the city's superstitious, cowardly lot of criminals. With Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Morgan Freeman, and Cillian Murphy as the fear-mongering Scarecrow. 140 min. Two-disc set.