The latest Batman film begins on a frosty Himalayan mountaintop, worlds away from the mean underbelly of Gotham City. It's symbolic of the psychic distance we needed to get from those Joel Schumacher disasters, but what is Bob Kane's Batman doing engaging in martial-arts battles in the wilds of Asia? Well, kids, when you spend over $100 million on an action movie, it needs to have enough international appeal to assure that investors will be able to recoup their....oh, nevermind.

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