Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld - The Batman.
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A superhero movie, yes. But ultimately a redefining of the term "superhero". A beautiful melancholy retelling of the inception of a legend. Deep storyline and character development take precedent over explosions and gunfights... Which come in profusion in the next installment.