Re: Batman 89 vs Batman Begins
When it comes to why I prefer Batman to Batman Begins what it all boils down to is this. As a film I believe that Batman was more successful at achieving what it set out to do than Begins was. They both set out to do completely different things but in terms of being the complete package one did a better job than the other.
It's like someone said earlier in this thread; Batman was more successful at feeling like a cohesive movie than Begins was when it comes to consistency. In the sense that Begins had some weird tonal shifts sometimes which almost made it seem like you were watching 3 different movies at times. It wasn't as consistent in terms of tone as Batman was. Both are cream of the crop representations of the spirit of the comics though.
Pull list: Saga, Thief of Thieves, The Manhattan Projects, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Harbinger, X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong, Shadowman, Green Lantern, Red Lanterns, Justice League 3000, Action Comics, Superman/Wonder Woman, Batman & Robin, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Red Hood & The Outlaws, Swamp Thing, All-Star Western, Earth 2, Daredevil, All-New X-Men