Christopher Nolan's gritty, realistic take on Batman was a critical and commercial success. The trilogy earned 31 awards and over $1 billion at the box office. This debate revolves around artistry and storytelling within films relative to the overarching narrative of a trilogy and source material.
The Dark Knight Rises
The third film in the trilogy is the strongest entry. The Dark Knight Rises is full of talent and brings Nolan's Batman story to a satisfying conclusion.
The Dark Knight Rises has the best story
This film brings the thematic elements of the previous two movies together to create a story that is both familiar and original. Drawing from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, it perfectly infuses elements of the Batman mythos to craft a compelling and rich narrative.
The Dark Knight has become the gold standard of superhero films. It features Batman's arch-enemy in Heath Ledger's Joker, and a compelling story true to the mythos of Batman.
Heath Ledger's Joker elevates The Dark Knight to the next level
The Dark Knight paved the way for exceptional superhero films by utilizing the Batman mythos to create a grounded crime-thriller. The film is brought to the next level with Heath Ledger's award-winning take on Batman's greatest villain, the Joker.
The film that paved the way for Nolan's trilogy is the best film in the series. It set the tone for Nolan's Batman universe and its success allowed Nolan to make a trilogy.
Batman Begins is a love letter to his comic book origins
Batman embraces his origins and becomes a symbol of fear. The Batman of the first film is the most understandable Batman of the trilogy. He tries to stop organized crime to prevent the pain and trauma that he experienced as a kid from happening to anyone else.