Re: What did Christopher Nolan think of the other Batman movies?
That's the thing though... Denny is a writer and editor and he's retired so he has no allegiance to DC anymore which frees him up to tell it like it is.
There may also be a bit of ego on the man's part as well as his SIGNATURE creation was used in Nolan's first film.
I also think your preference for a certain Bat-film will have a lot to do with what era of Batman comics you love and respect the most. If you love the 70's & 80's O'neil/Wein/Conway/Moench etc. stories, you may enjoy Batman 89 or Batman Forever more.
If you love the 90's Batman comics you may love Returns more and so on!
And god help you if you love the 50's and 60's Batman because then the Clooney travesty might be to your taste!