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Batman Begins (2005) 64 18.55%
The Dark Knight (2008) 144 41.74%
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) 137 39.71%
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:56 AM   #1
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So... which is your favorite of Nolan's Batman movies? And why?

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Old 07-20-2012, 03:58 AM   #2
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I still have to go with BB. TDK is the best film of the bunch, and TDKR finishes an amazing ride, but BB continues to enthrall me from opening logo to credits, every time. It's a close race, but I have to vote with my heart.

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Old 08-16-2012, 04:04 PM   #3
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I still have to go with BB. TDK is the best film of the bunch, and TDKR finishes an amazing ride, but BB continues to enthrall me from opening logo to credits, every time. It's a close race, but I have to vote with my heart.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:02 AM   #4
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****. Dammit.

I think I'm gonna have to go with TDKR.

For Levitt.

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Old 07-20-2012, 05:18 AM   #5
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****. Dammit.

I think I'm gonna have to go with TDKR.

For Levitt.
You really liked Levitt, eh?

Maybe you can call yourself LevittFan from now on.

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Old 07-20-2012, 05:21 AM   #6
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You really liked Levitt, eh? Maybe you can call yourself LevittFan from now on.
I would have preferred less Levitt and more Hathaway. Catwoman was pretty much gone the entire 2nd act.

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Old 08-18-2012, 06:29 PM   #7
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While sentimentally Begins will always be a favourite of mine (the best film about Batman himself, one of the most accurate portrayals), more objectively I have to say The Dark Knight is the best - it's such a powderkeg of a film.

The Dark Knight Rises unfortunately trails a fair way behind the two for me. Still very very good, but nowhere near the first two.

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Old 07-20-2012, 06:05 AM   #8
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I've been into Levitt since Brick.

Well, also, I'm honestly not much of a fan of Bale or Hathaway in general, so Levitt really the only other option for main characters to be into.

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Old 07-20-2012, 06:49 AM   #9
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I've been into Levitt since Brick.
I've been a fan since Angels in the Outfield.

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Old 07-20-2012, 04:02 AM   #10
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It's really hard to rate each individual movie as the best, all differ in their own ways.
The first 10 Minutes of TDKR, I was skeptical about the film but in the end I absolutely loved it, TDKR has my vote.

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Old 07-20-2012, 04:08 AM   #11
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TDKR by far.

It is the least "classic batman" film but the best and my favourite film of the trilogy by far. I never cared about the "classic batman" or comic book "cannon" anyway, I'm first and foremost a movie fan.

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Old 07-20-2012, 04:10 AM   #12
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BB was my favourite of all the Batfilms, but TDKR blows it out of the water. TDK doesn't even come close, tho.

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Going to stick with TDK. More surprises and moments to remember. I still watch the ending of it on YT every now and then.

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Going to stick with TDK. More surprises and moments to remember. I still watch the ending of it on YT every now and then.
I would hope you watch the entire movie now and then.

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I would hope you watch the entire movie now and then.
See, that's the opposite of me. If I'm feeling in a TDK mood, I'll just watch the Joker scenes, or the Two-Face scene, or Rachel's death and immediate aftermath. But to this day, I have no problem with popping in BB and watching from start to finish.

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Old 07-20-2012, 04:14 AM   #16
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I love them all, and I'm a HUGE fan of Ledger's Joker, but I gotta admit, I enjoyed the Dark Knight Rises the most.

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Old 07-20-2012, 04:16 AM   #17
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Tdkr to me was spellbinding. Do I have problems with some of the pacing? Yes. Do I feel like it could use an extra 20 minutes? Yes.. But there was a lot of symbolism in this movie IMO.. Which I'm a huge fan of. Corollaries character to me could've been so much more with just a little more screentime. I have to think about it.. But this one evoked emotions in me the other two didn't. I'm not sure Nolan fulfilled the whole potential of what this movie could've been.. I think it went by so quick an extra 20 minutes no one would've minded. Having said that... There's something haunting and beautiful about it. It's on par with tdk for me followed by batman begins. I gotta see it again.

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Old 07-20-2012, 04:26 AM   #18
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I'm sticking with TDK as the best. I felt that TDKR was over-bloated. It had more characters and storylines than it needed. TDK has a tight script with a great central villain.

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I'm sticking with TDK as the best. I felt that TDKR was over-bloated. It had more characters and storylines than it needed. TDK has a tight script with a great central villain.
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I've been mulling this question over for some time now and especially after seeing TDKR in theaters 3 times. At the end of the day, TDK still wins it for me. It's definitely not perfect, but it truly is the diamond of this trilogy.

That being said, I've noticed that like practically all of Nolan's movies, TDKR really is a 'grower'. I've grown to like it more and more with the passage of time. Something similar happened with BB as well. And while I've come to think of TDKR as probably the 'weakest' of the three (at least, in some aspects), the trilogy as a whole is great and there's not all that much separating the three films. Especially considering all of them really are distinct from one another...there's unique and brilliant moments in each three of them and it's that consistency of brilliance that makes me appreciate the trilogy that much more.

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I've asked several posters who felt this way to elaborate, but the answers I've always received are just as befuddling. In all honestly, I believe it's sincerely a load from purists and traditionalists who want to see their accepted interpretation of the character come to life. If it's not the Batman they wanted, then it's bad or lazy writing.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:32 AM   #21
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It's way too early for me to judge. Having just come out of TDKR two hours ago, my answer would obviously be TDKR. But the movie's still got me in a rush. I'm still taken by the hype of it. So to answer now would be foolish.

My default answer would probably be Batman Begins, just because I've always felt that The Dark Knight was less a Batman movie and more of an urban drama with Gotham characters in it. The first one had more of a style to it that I've always admired, despite both being incredibly well made and well done movies. When I've allowed time to pass, I can properly judge how TDKR fits into that equation.

To The Dark Knight Rises' credit, though, I'll at least say that it establishes three movies that are connected, yet all feel different. And that's in a good way. They all feel like chapters of a story, yet are all undeniably Batman. Props to the cast and crew for keeping it fresh for all three outings.

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My default answer would probably be Batman Begins, just because I've always felt that The Dark Knight was less a Batman movie and more of an urban drama with Gotham characters in it. The first one had more of a style to it that I've always admired, despite both being incredibly well made and well done movies.
My feelings entirely. Also, Gotham progressively loses its atmosphere as the movies go on. By the time we get to TDKR, it's totally white-washed and has no personality of its own.

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Old 07-20-2012, 04:52 AM   #23
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It's way too early for me to judge. Having just come out of TDKR two hours ago, my answer would obviously be TDKR. But the movie's still got me in a rush. I'm still taken by the hype of it. So to answer now would be foolish.

My default answer would probably be Batman Begins, just because I've always felt that The Dark Knight was less a Batman movie and more of an urban drama with Gotham characters in it. The first one had more of a style to it that I've always admired, despite both being incredibly well made and well done movies. When I've allowed time to pass, I can properly judge how TDKR fits into that equation.

To The Dark Knight Rises' credit, though, I'll at least say that it establishes three movies that are connected, yet all feel different. And that's in a good way. They all feel like chapters of a story, yet are all undeniably Batman. Props to the cast and crew for keeping it fresh for all three outings.
Wow, if The Dark Knight himself says something like this...

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Old 07-20-2012, 04:35 AM   #24
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I'll have to wait until tonight when I see TDKR. But out of the first two, I think TDK is the 'technically better' film and BB is more enjoyable.

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I really can't say straight out, but because its still fresh in my mind and im still excited over it (seeing it again tomrrow) its got to be The Dark Knight Rises

I freaking LOVE the Joker, so much. But, Bane was just on a hole nother level for me. Cold, intelligent, calculating, brutal, intimidating as all hell...awesome.

Plus, I've always been a big fan of the lesser known guys like Ras, Bane and Scarecrow, so ill go with them

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