Originally Posted by BatLobsterRises
I think BB has a lot of sentimental value because for a good portion of fans it was the first movie to "get Batman right". But I can't in good conscience say it's a movie on the same level as TDK or TDKR. The first hour is damn near perfect, but it does suffer a bit from the typical origin movie syndrome of the movie getting a bit dumbed down once he's in the costume. And Nolan was still finding his footing on the superhero/action side his things.
I adore the movie and think it's pretty underrated overall, but to me it's just not quite on the same level as the other two.
Very true. Although with Begins, I felt everything up until Ra's' reveal was near perfect, not counting "fear, fear, fear". Everything after that kind of felt like a different movie, lol. But seeing Batman fight the ninjas and then his final showdown with Ra's on the train kept it from getting a little too hectic. Indeed it is underrated though.