Originally Posted by YouNeverKnow
Batman Begins is a better "Batman" movie for my dollar. Not that I didn't like TDK, because I think it is awesome. But the hardcore ninja training, the recurrent lines of dialogue, and even the look of Gotham in this movie is far superior to TDK. I don't particularly enjoy the blue-ness of that movie, if it makes any sense, or the blatant stand-in of Chicago for the city. Gotham in BB was grittier, in particular the claustrophobic look of the Narrows. I liked the stuff about the fear toxin because that was very much rooted in Batman's world, and actually featuring Ra's al Ghul the way they did was inspired. So far, it is my personal benchmark by which I judge all other superhero origin movies.
I'm in the same boat with Nolan's Batman as I am with all four Indy movies. I like the worlds they create and find it hard singling out a best, as to me they're continuations of one man's story.
I loved Batman Begins
, as it was finally a Batman origin story that surpassed Tim Burton's, and came much closer to my own imagination of how things could be.
was like an essay on "how to become a super hero". How does a normal human, backed by immense wealth, gain the mystery and power becoming of a super hero? Batman has always been one of the most real super heros (my favourite from the DC universe), and this film really expressed te trials and tribulations well. The Dark Knight
continued that theme. I'm hoping that a future outing will introduce Bane, and the breaking of Batman's back - proof that Batman is one of the most precarious and interesting of heroes.