Originally Posted by Lead Cenobite
Begins was more realistic, but I don't know if I'd call it darker and grittier.
I definitely would...I felt B89 was more rompish in comparison. Pretty much applies to the general styles/approaches between the two directors. Again, the TDK/Year One comic was the kind of approach to Batman that I really liked back then, and BB was certainly more along those lines than B89 was.