Digital Spy has already given the film one of its many five-star rave reviews, and in the hopes of avoiding any online abuse we've decided to follow up with a video rundown of our thoughts.
In the video, we discuss how the film sits alongside previous instalments Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, offer our verdicts on newcomers Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy, and draw a comparison between this and 2006 Bond reboot Casino Royale.
If that's not enough video-based Batman content for you, you can watch our interviews with the cast from last night's premiere, where we asked Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt what sets Christopher Nolan apart as a director.
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