I like the movie b/c I grew up with it. I love it b/c its Batman. That said, I thought Returns was better. I hate how nobody addressed the whole "Bat" theme until Schumacher did BF. The way I look at it, BF is the easiest to watch. It's a popcorn flick. BR had the best story of the originals. B89 was good, but characters were under-developed, flawed, and out of their essence. Tim Burton didn't read the comics, so there's that. B&R is basically an atrocity. Modern day '66. And Begins has been the truest so far. Bruce doesn't know how to be Bruce, Batman wants to stop crime, not get revenge, Alfred is a father figure, and Gordon is the straight by-the-book cop that he is in the comics.