The Dark Knight Rises closes another chapter of Batman’s cinematic career in fine form, giving us the chance to look back at his nearly-half century in film and ask the all-important question: Which Batman movie was the best?
Okay, “best” is a relative term; what I’m really curious about is which one is your favorite? I’ll admit, for example, that Batman Returns is mine, as much for the weirdness and off-kilter nature of the whole thing as the actual story (I mean, come on: Christopher Walken? Danny DeVito as an exceptionally gross Penguin? An obviously broken Catwoman? What’s not to like), even though I think that all of the Nolan movies are technically “better” on a number of levels. So which Batmovie do you love the most?
As if you needed it, here’s a reminded of the contenders:
Batman Returns (1992)
Batman Forever (1995)
Batman and Robin (1997)
Batman Begins (2005)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)