ayall wrote:I'm not so much surprised as I am saddened to read some of the responses.
I understand that opinions vary, but to compare Tim Burton's Batman to ether of Nolan's Batman's is rather insulting to Nolan.
I would say that comparing either of Burton's Batman flicks to the shit that was "Batman Begins" is extremely
insulting to Burton.
ayall wrote: In my mind, it's like comparing a sappy romance novel to a book like catcher in the rye.
Come on, dude. This is a really stupid comparison, and you know better.
Both Burton's Batman and Nolan's Batman, regardless of what you think of either, are mass-produced, popcorn blockbusters. They're simple-minded films meant to appeal primarily to kids.
They're pure entertainment pictures. They have little in the way of ideas and intelligence, and are all riddled with dozens of basic plot holes.
Comparing any Batman film, by Burton or Nolan, to a piece of great art
like "Catcher in the Rye" is plain ridiculous. You're like someone seriously and un-ironically comparing Bugs Bunny cartoons to works by Bergman or Truffaut. The only conclusions I can draw are that you don't like reading very much, nor do you watch many classic films.
If you're going to compare Burton and Nolan's pictures to anything, it should be pulpy crime books for 8 year old boys, which, after all, is what Batman was based on...
ayall wrote:While some may not find Nolans Scripts/Story perfect, i'd argue that it's rather close compared to that of the cheesy Burton film.
Set Design, Dialog, Makeup, Acting... all superior in Nolans film compared to Burtons.
The reason so many people like the Burton films, and certainly prefer them to the crap that was "Batman Begins", is because they were funnier. They didn't take themselves seriously. They played the plot with a wink and a nod. They didn't have pretensions of being a serious movie while being every bit as idiotic and full of plot holes as any other Batman media.
You know, the story about a billionaire dressing up at night as an animal, who refuses to carry a gun, while fighting various other costumed clowns?