Originally Posted by milost
It's a tough one since I love both of them, but I'd go with Batman 1989. It's a classic and my number 2 favorite Batman film out of all of them.
If this was Begins vs. Returns though, I'd probably pick Begins. Begins is my third favorite. Dark Knight and Batman 1989 are tops for me. It doesn't get much better than those.
With respect I think that just because something comes first doesn't make it automatically better.