Originally Posted by HRH The KING
The Tim Burton movies are the best.
Once they switched direction in "Batman Forever", the franchise lost all direction.
I liked "Batman Begins" as well. It takes the franchise back to the dark style of the Burton films but adds more grit and realism to it. I loved the explanations in "Batman Begins" for where Batman gets his car, suit, technology etc...from
"Batman Forever" and "Batman and Robin" are just terrible.
The old TV show was crap camp rubbish.
Agree with everything here.
I hope "The Dark Knight" strengtens the franchise. The Batman should never be camp, colorful or light. This is a guy with deeply rooted issues. "Batman Begins" was the scariest of the series. And, Batman SHOULD be scary. This is a guy you never want to meet in a dark alley.
A quote from "Batman Begins" nails it: "You must become more than just a man in the mind of your opponent."