Originally Posted by DACrowe
I always knew this day would come.
And the answer is most clearly TDK. It is not only the best of the two, but by far the best the genre has had to offer. It will be remembered as a true classic long after the archetypes and special effects of the other and the many, many others out there fade. Count on it.
IT may be an excellent film according to many but it marginalizes its connection to the genre rather than embraces it. I don't think the Avengers will fade away before it. The Avengers has the advantage of it combining the elements of a shared universe and nothing had really been done like that before.