Re: The Official Batman (1989) Thread - Part 4
Originally Posted by Goddamn Batman
This is still the best live action Batman movie.
To me, the nolanverse films are more surreal and unrealistic than the burtonverse ones, Even though I like both series.
Batman and Joker fits right into Burton's dark and fantastic Gotham City, but seems out of place in Nolan's Chicagotham City. I can believe that a man would dress up like a bat in Burton's world, but in Nolan's it seems kind of unnecessary and awkward.
If you make Batman too realistic, it backfires. Batman has never been realistic in the first place...
I somewhat agree. Batman: Year One was as much realism as was needed. Nothing more. Nolan's films acted like the audience needed everything explained to them. I don't think the GA is that stupid!
Jerry and Joe were gentlemen. Bob Kane was a thief and a glory-hound who was more concerned about profit and prestige. I cannot bring myself to believe the same things about Stan Lee in regards to his two main contributors, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. I'm inclined to believe Stan's version of events as he has usually been very willing to credit his co-conspirators, but the truth is because different versions of credit exists, we will never truly know.