Re: What did Christopher Nolan think of the other Batman movies?
I think at times they become victims of their own heavy handed pretenses and ridiculous exposition. However that criticism pretty much applies to every post-BB Nolan project outside of The Prestige for me. So it's not exclusive to the Bat movies and not enough of a hindrance to kill their entertainment for me neither.
They're not the visceral experiences that I find the Burton movies to be (especially the first one). I don't even think they've tapped into the potential of Bale in that role at all while Burton did so with Keaton. They don't leave me humming the theme over the credits or wanting to speed down the road in a batmobile afterwards; but they're still very effective forms of entertainment.
TDK is still my favorite Batman movie overall. BB while really flawed (I pretty much hate a lot of the supporting cast's acting as well as the ****** 3rd act) is still the best live action movie starring the character to me so far. It attempted to make him 3 dimensional and Bale completely sold it. Even though I feel he was still let down script wise and could've been even better in something more focused & better structured.
I enjoy comic book adaptations but I'm a comic book fan first and foremost. Not a comic book movie fan.
Pull list: Saga, Thief of Thieves, TMNT, Action Comics, Sensation Comics, Batgirl, Grayson, Gotham Academy, Batman '66, Aquaman, The Flash, Green Lantern, GL: Lost Army, E2: Society, Section 8, Green Arrow, Starfire, Black Canary, Dr. Fate, Martian Manhunter, Omega Men, Cyborg, JL, JLA, JL 3001, Bat-Mite, Bizarro, X-O Manowar, Unity, Rai, Ivar Timewalker, Ninjak, Daredevil, All-New X-Men
Last edited by Cain; 01-25-2012 at 01:28 PM.