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Byline: Chris Hewitt
Like a just-unearthed song by the Clash or a swell new way to mix peanut butter and chocolate, "Batman Begins" is a thrilling combination of discovery and familiarity.
Although Batman has been around, cinematically, for a couple of decades, "Begins" answers questions the other movies never dealt with in a satisfactory way: Why the costume? Where does he get his strength? What's he so mad about? And what's with the bats?
"Batman Begins" is a very entertaining movie _ stylish, intelligent and with a sense of humor _ but it's somber and character-driven, and you'll have no trouble believing it was made by the guy who did "Memento." …