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The Viper 12-05-2012 06:01 PM

Batman (1989 ) vs Batman Begins (2005)
 
Which Batman movie do you prefer that respectively started both Trilogies

the 1989 Film or the 2005 Film

I choose Batman Begins

ArGarBarGar 12-05-2012 06:04 PM

I'm a huge Nolan Batman fan but I go with the 1989 version. Nicholson's rendition of the Joker was incredible.

Trends Analyst 12-05-2012 06:17 PM

I voted both. Cop out, I know but I think they are both equally important to the mythos and the franchise.

Francesa 12-05-2012 06:18 PM

Batman Begins

Jussi 12-05-2012 06:23 PM

Jack>>>all

Billy Batts 12-05-2012 06:25 PM

I might be in the minority but I think Batman Begins is the best film of both "trilogies". (We can pretend Batman & Robin never happened)

StringerBell 12-05-2012 06:45 PM

The Batman storyline was better in Burton's, but the Bruce Wayne storyline was better in Nolan's. Personally I preferred the the strong Bruce Wayne storyline as I found it provided a stronger sense of reality/believability.

Both were good though.

snowden 12-05-2012 07:24 PM

Nicholson was so laughably bad as the Joker. Really, really awful performance.

Buckets and Gloves 12-05-2012 07:42 PM

1989, simply because it's easily in my top 10, probably top 5 of most movies watched of all time... it was my fav when I was a kid.

Seen the Batman Begins around 5 times, liked it and everything, but I watched the 1989 version almost everyday when I got it on VHS, was 6 at the time or so....

I think they are both quality and not going to cop out, so I went with movie I seen the most... and at one point WAS my favourite movie... I enjoyed Begins but it was never my favourite at any point in my life.

Pilgore88 12-05-2012 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by snowden (Post 56277153)
Nicholson was so laughably bad as the Joker. Really, really awful performance.

Nicholson was great as Burtons Joker

Janko Unchained 12-05-2012 08:02 PM

I voted 1989 because I thought that said Batman 1995, not 2005. Put me in the 2005 camp.

Blackhawkswincup 12-05-2012 08:12 PM

Batman + Batman Returns > Batman Begins

But
Dark Knight >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Any other Batman film

WTFetus 12-05-2012 09:04 PM

I'm a huge fan of Batman Begins. I actually thought it was the best and most interesting of the 3 movies in that trilogy.

Jussi 12-05-2012 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by snowden (Post 56277153)
Nicholson was so laughably bad as the Joker. Really, really awful performance.

Dude, he was almost nominated for an Oscar for that performance. :shakehead

Jussi 12-05-2012 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Uncle Howie (Post 56277593)
1989, simply because it's easily in my top 10, probably top 5 of most movies watched of all time... it was my fav when I was a kid.

Seen the Batman Begins around 5 times, liked it and everything, but I watched the 1989 version almost everyday when I got it on VHS, was 6 at the time or so....

I think they are both quality and not going to cop out, so I went with movie I seen the most... and at one point WAS my favourite movie... I enjoyed Begins but it was never my favourite at any point in my life.

I think many posters here have not even seen the 1989 Batman...

The 1989 Batman beat Batman begins in these areas:

- Theme. Danny Elfman's Batman theme is a million times more catchy and epic than Zimmer's work. So good they used it in the animated series.
- Batcave, Batcomputer, Batmobile, Batwing, utility belt, grappling hook. All necessary items in Batman lore. "Where does he get all those wonderful toys?"
- Nicholson's Joker naturally is a better villain than Scarecrow.
- Michael Keaton is a better Batman than Christian Bale. Better fight scenes. Voice was different from Bruce Wayne's but not as ridiculous as Bale's.

What Batman Begins does better is the overall visuals perhaps and that Christian Bale is a better Bruce Wayne.

GarbageGoal 12-05-2012 09:25 PM

Loved Batman in '89, loved Nicholson as the Joker. Haters gonna hate.

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Originally Posted by Jussi (Post 56281921)
I think many posters here have not even seen the 1989 Batman...

Sad, but you may be right.

Marco Esquandolas 12-05-2012 10:33 PM

Personally I liked the '89 Batman a lot more than any of the newer Batman films. It's less 'realistic', and yet somehow much less over-the-top.

Baby Punisher 12-05-2012 11:19 PM

I went with both. Both movies are important to the Batman Lore. I often wonder what would have happened had Keaton come back for a thirs & Joel Schlmuker had not been hired as director. Schlmuker pretty much killed that franchise for a few years with two terrible movies.

89' Batman was a solid movie. I give that movie mad props because they used no CGI every gadget was real, every stunt was done by a stunt man or by Keaton & Nicolson & the story was pretty good, fairly true to the comic without going over board.

Both versions of the joker were entertaining. In Batman Begins we see the joker already established, were in Batman 89' we see the joker begin.

Something were forced due to time constraints & I would love to see the director cut.

Batman Begins went were 89' Batman did not go, the full back story of Bruce Wayne & how he became Batman etc... 89' Batman we are watching the movie after Batman has been lurking about for a while but hasn't been revealed yet to the public at large.

The Viper 12-05-2012 11:21 PM

Gotta ask this, but what is wrong with Batman and Robin? i used to love watch that movie when i was younger

Layne Staley 12-05-2012 11:22 PM

Batman Begins was epic.Ras al Ghul was my favorite Batman villain.It also was one of the movies that started the whole Comic Book Superhero craze (along with Spiderman)

Dolemite 12-05-2012 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by ArGarBarGar (Post 56275047)
I'm a huge Nolan Batman fan but I go with the 1989 version. Nicholson's rendition of the Joker was incredible.

Plus the Prince soundtrack. I'll take the 89 version too without Kim Basinger's screaming.

Baby Punisher 12-05-2012 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by The Ulimate Reims (Post 56286625)
Gotta ask this, but what is wrong with Batman and Robin? i used to love watch that movie when i was younger

The main issue with Batman & Robin is that there is way too much going on. Way too many characters & what they did to Bane was down right criminal.

GarbageGoal 12-05-2012 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by The Ulimate Reims (Post 56286625)
Gotta ask this, but what is wrong with Batman and Robin? i used to love watch that movie when i was younger

I'm sure if you were a kid it was great but otherwise it was total camp like the old Adam West show, but without the self-realization as such.

kihei 12-05-2012 11:37 PM

'89. Way more fun.

Dolemite 12-05-2012 11:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Ulimate Reims (Post 56286625)
Gotta ask this, but what is wrong with Batman and Robin?

It's a steaming pile of crap that drove the franchise into the ground while jumping the shark at the same time.


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