5 reasons to watch Batman/The Dark Knight Jan 11, 2009 18:41:59 GMT -5
Post by Slash on Jan 11, 2009 18:41:59 GMT -5
The Dark Knight is the movie of '08. No one can deny that, but in the hype a lot of other Batman movies can be overlooked, most oftenly Batman. Without further ado, here's my list of 5 reasons to watch one over the other, as well as 3 reasons to watch them both (I couldn't make up my mind with these).
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight
5. Harvey Dent - It's not that the one in Batman wasn't good, it's just that we never saw him again until Batman Forever. And he was white, too.
4. Effects - This one's kind of obvious, with later technologies.
3. Commisioner Gordon - In the comics and other media, he was always a close ally to Batman, Nolan got this relationship perfectly in his movies. In Burton's, he was on the right track, but then he just kind of dissappeared like Harvey.
2. Length - It definately beats the original in this department, but even with the extrordinary length it kept you entertained the whole time (minus the dialouge scenes).
1. Relevance - Let's face it, if Nolan didn't even try, he'd still win in this department just because the film is relevant to today's society.
5. The Batmobile - C'mon, when I think of the Batmobile, I want to see a CAR (and a cool one at that). Let's just say Burton delivered.
4. Romantic Interest - In TDK, I could not understand the relationship between Bruce and Rachel, but with Vicci Vale, it's simplified enough. She also isn't just a damsel in distress she's a human with personality, and even creates a further difference between Batman and Joker.
3. Gadgets - Lodgical, inovative, and convenient. There were Bat-Gadgets, but I loved that they were never over-used.
2. Score - Two words; Danny Elfman.
1. Ending - Batman's ending was strong and satisying, and only one word can describe the final scene with Batman and the Bat-Signal in the background (not to mention Danny Elfman's music). It left plenty of room for sequels, but best of all, wasn't a cliff hanger (take notes, Nolan)!
3. Bat-Suit - With Keaton's decievingly-simple suit and Bale's blatantly high tech suit, I guess this one's a matter of preference.
2. Joker - Heath and Jack both gave their all when playing the Joker, and the results were both very unique. Although I prefer Jack, there's definatley a considerable amount to like Heath as well.
1. Batman - Hard to even compare, but they both filled their roles perfecty. Keaton was a veteran Batman whose also trying to fufill a normal social life as Bruse Wayne. Bale is a young Bruce Wayne still getting the hang of becoming Gotham's Dark Knight. Go figure.