Re: Batman 89 vs Batman Begins
Both films feel as if the filmakers are hampered by the limitations a studio film has put upon them as opposed to the freer artistic vision of their second films. Still, batman 89 by a hair, because it is a less jarring film to watch in three progressive acts. Batman Begins soars in its first forty five, meanders in its second act, and downright mocks itself on the silliness of the third. B89 is tonally even in its Art Deco half serious half campy style from the opening frame.
Alan Moore on comics:
They've lost a lot of their original innocence, and they can't get that back. And, they're stuck, it seems, in this kind of depressive ghetto of grimness and psychosis. I'm not too proud of being the author of that regrettable trend.