Originally Posted by regwec
I don't really care how polished a visual effect is. By that yardstick, the most recent movie will always be the best. I think artistry and design count for much more.
No because recent movies use ****** CGI that looks awful 99% of the time, like you're watching a video game. Batman Returns uses mostly practical effects and it looks very polished. The few times they do use CGI is not very noticeable, like the POV shot of the batarang, but it still looks cool.
In Batman '89, sometimes you can tell they are obvious model shots. Not that I mind that so much, because I'll still take models and practical effects work over CGI anyday.