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213846

The Batman I know The Dark Knight winning seems basic, but it's elite with this much cultural impact for a reason.


ABrazierChi

I really enjoyed ‘The Batman,’ and I’m really excited for the next one - but this isn’t even a contest.


IplayGames810

It's simple, we kill THE BATMAN


TX_vapeynah

If it‘s so simple, why haven‘t we done it already?


Clean-Umpire-1782

If you’re good at something, never do it for free


TX_vapeynah

How much you want?


Clean-Umpire-1782

Uh, half


T-dawg102

You’re crazy


Used-Lunch-6512

No I’m not


SeBatMan16

Look, listen pretty soon uh, little Gamble here, won't be able to get a nickel for his grandma


Thegman125

I’m puttin’ the word out. 500 grand for this clown dead. A million alive


nothumanreally

Half


YellowMeatJacket

We should throw a rock at him!


SeBatMan16

It was a big rock


seveer37

That’s like the best comment ever!


IplayGames810

Well, I was tonights entertainment.


seveer37

Then your gonna love me!


Intelligent_Chain_51

::Slams table:: ENOUGH FROM THE CLOWN!!!


Academic-Ad2680

I really really really like the Batman but TDK is simply my favorite movie of all time. My vote has to go to The Batman but that said, The Batman is freaking awesome.


Bcpjw

The Batman making it this far is already an achievement, felt like a perfect Batman film but sorry, it’s time to make way for the masterpiece


CheckersSpeech

As much as I loved the new Penguin, TDK is iconic. So ... The Battinman for the Lose.


Glass_Chance9800

The Batman is the better Batman story The Dark Knight is the better overall made film Both are amazing films that does Batman justice. I could tally whats right and wrong with each film and in my opinion they'd be pretty tied in quality. So I'm going to go with my feelings on this one and go ahead and vote The Batman. TDK still holds a special place to me.


Papa___Smacks

I don’t get why people repeat this. It’s such a trite line, and it’s basically a way to say “The Dark Knight is better, but I prefer The Batman”, which is fine, but just say it. The Dark Knight is one of the best Batman/Joker stories ever told, it’s definitely about Batman lol


UllrCtrl

It's repeated a lot but I don't think that it means it's wrong,I already prefer Pattinson's Batman to Bale's.But if we look at everything overall I would agree that the TDK is better


K3ZH39

TDK is a better BATMAN story than people give it credit for


sonofaresiii

People act like Batman shows up for a cameo at the beginning and end and otherwise it's just a Joker movie. But Batman's a constant presence throughout the movie, it certainly is a Batman story where he does Batman things and faces Batman challenges. There's not a *ton* of character growth, but I dunno... I feel like that's kinda fine? I don't always need Batman to go through character growth in a Batman movie. It's okay if he starts the movie as a good Batman and ends the movie as a good Batman. He does have *some* character growth, grappling with his feelings on Rachel and his legacy. His growth is that at the beginning, he thinks he's working towards a day that Gotham will no longer need Batman-- but subconsciously will never give Batman up-- and by the end he realizes that Gotham will always need Batman, but it may not always be the Batman he wants to be-- he sacrifices his own image as the hero for the good of Gotham. (This is completely undermined in the next movie when it turns out he immediately retired and became a recluse and left Gotham to its own devices, but whatever) When people say it's "not a Batman movie", I just don't know what to do with that.


Kreason95

I think you’re misunderstanding the intent of the statement. The dark knight as a film is phenomenal. Great story telling, excellent cinematography, beautiful creative vision. But it isn’t super accurate to the source material (not that it has to be) The Batman is a much closer representation of the traditional comic book character and feels a lot more like a Jeph Loeb story than a blockbuster film. I don’t agree with the statement fully, I actually think both films are on about the same level for various reasons (and very different reasons) but the statement isn’t saying that Batman is a worse film necessarily. Just that it feels a lot more like the traditional Batman.


Glass_Chance9800

Trite line? Ouch. Literally this was my original thought after watching The Batman for the first time. I was the first person I ever heard put it that way. Please don't tell me what to say. I said what I wanted to say. Both films are about equally enjoyable to me, so I chose the one that meant a little bit more to me. Not because of the quality of the film itself. I don't disagree that the Dqrk Knight is one of the best Batman / Joker stories. And I never said it's not about Batman, my statement was that the Batman was the better Batman story.


Any-Entertainment385

When I was six years old, I imagined a unicorn. And this was before I had ever seen pictures or even knew that unicorns were real.


Weary_Doubt_8679

It’s still valid, this is about which one you prefer, not the objective best (which doesn’t exist anyway as no one can be objective)


hartsean21

This


Ok_Brother3282

What the fuck is wrong with you people…. The Batman over Phantasm? The Batman


Ml2jukes

The Batman unfortunately as much as I love that movie, to me it’s like the Good Fellas to the The Dark Knight’s The Godfather


PinbalWizard1969

The Batman has to go dark knight is the best


Jtblue1905

I vote The Batman, The Dark Knight is the superior movie and story. By no means is The Batman bad, in fact it’s very well done and I would even go as far as to say it has a better “Gotham” atmosphere, but I think a lot of people are still in a honey moon period over it being the latest film. The Dark Knight shows that Bruce is Batman not because he wants to be, but because he feels he has to be, - a symbol, to ensure Gotham is not swallowed by corruption, ultimately taking the decision to declare himself a murderer just so that Gotham still has something to believe in. For me that is Batman summed up, he would do anything for Gotham. Battinson also showed his commitment to Gotham at an extent, but not to the same level for me. And don’t get me started on the Hans Zimmer score. As a complete movie I will say The Dark Knight all day, you just can’t compare The Riddler to that Heath Ledger Joker performance. Both films are the epitome of Batman films no matter who wins this poll


BenchPressingCthulhu

I like Battinsons performance better than Bales in TDK tho, and Batman was a much more prevalent character in that movie than he was in TDK, compared to their respective villains


Sesspool

I agree pattinson is the better batman but bale is the better bruce. Im overly shocked poeple love emo, sad, mopy bruce.


[deleted]

I love it because the film is set as year 2 so it works really well. The Riddler even tells him "you and I both know I'm looking at the real you right now" implying Bruce Wayne doesn't really exist in this world yet. If he doesn't at least begin to build the billionaire persona in the second film I'll be mad but it works very well in the first film.


Sesspool

Meh, i just dont prefer a mopy emo bruce who is trained by his butler and lives in a tower his whole life keeping a dairy. Im not the biggest fan of begins at all but at least he leaves gotham, gets trained by the league of shadows, comes back with a vengeance to save gotham. That seems closer to the known batman. Both movies are good, i enjoyed the batman, but nit picking these are my issues.


Useful_Efficiency_44

I personally prefer bales but I respect it. I agree that he's techincally more prevalent but also figure that TDK is way more impactful with Batman's time because its goal of crime thriller and it also then has the great advantage of its pacing too. It's ending literally weighs on batman making the sacrifice and it's one of the best endings in all cinema so I personally felt as if batman was incredibly central to the movie


GammelGaddan_JR

I feel you, but TDK doesn't really feel like a Batman movie. It's more Nolans take on Batman rather than a good adaptation


Krisis_9302

I refuse to let Heath Ledger carry that movie. While I can accept it's still the better "movie" it's not the better Batman movie, and I will die on this hill


outerheavenboss

I agree with you. TDK is still a phenomenal film. But I still prefer Pattinson as Batman. His Bruce Wayne will be different for the next movies. Mark my words.


fresh-falcon

The Batman; TDK is still top dog.


goldiesrevenge

The Batman.


ModestMuadDib

The Batman


eatsomewings

I’m not active in the sub, but do people not like the dark knight rises? One of my favourite theatre experiences ever


0pen_m1ke_kn1ght

The Batman


DampfGecko

Ah, fuck. I knew this would happen. Let's be honest: every single movie of the top 3 could've won and it would've been fitting. That being said, I vote The Batman. The Dark Knight has become a cultural touchstone that has transcended its genre and this fanbase alike, and no matter how my opinion may fall this very second before it changes again, that's gotta count for something. If only that The Batman hasn't had time to equal it.


Kevy96

The Batman


StAliaTheAbomination

TDK. Edit. Sorry, I can't follow instructions.


Mango424

The Batman


sonegreat

The Batman.


Clean-Umpire-1782

The Batman


XxCasxX

The Dark Knight


SlitheredMung

The Dark Knight. I ain't even sorry.


TheJokerArkhamKing

Don't be. Why be sorry for being right?


Jay_R_Kay

The battle between rose-tinted nostalgia glasses and recency bias, GO! That said, personally, I would go with The Dark Knight. It's a great movie, but I think it has more problems than most fans would care to admit.


ab316_1punchd

Recency bias might depend on the quality of film, but nostalgia, regardless of quality, is a hell of a drug. The comments section here proves it.


ConstructionOk765

Srsly tho both are tied but gotta go with the Batman but still my favourite movie of 2022 so far


ale27505

The Batman.


ungodliest

The batman


tooboredtothnkofname

I have to vote for the batman. TDK is just too good


trippyhop

The Batman


DodTM

The batman


Fluffy_The_streetCat

The Batman is ever so slightly less good than TDK


Justice3442

The Batman


waterontheknee

The batman. But holy damn was it ever close


TheBatCat3120

The batman


cboz27

The Batman


PitchBlackFrenzy

The Batman


Macrod1

The Batman


magictheblathering

The Batman


coshoman11

The Batman


JKJoshua

The Batman


kobeybeeeef

The Batman.


JansTheodor

Sorry Patts =(


Tomatth

The Batman


TUBBS2001

The batman


CroutonusFibrosis

The Batman. It’s no contest. Love it toto death but The Dark Knight is one of the greatest films of all time.


POOH_IN_A_TUXEDO

The batman


_Elder_

Goodbye, The Batman


D3fl3ct3d

The Batman


cheebzchump

The Batman was a fantastic movie, but cmon, it's opponent is the Dark Knight, I have to vote off The Batman


MrPoopfruit

The Batman is a great movie but not as good as the dark night. So my vote is the Batman being the lesser of the 2, not much though.


tax7gg

The Batman


Sans_the-skeleton698

The Batman


Neron_Dent

The Batman


venteplz

Goodbye "The Batman"


EdwinQFoolhardy

The Batman


LukeImInTheGrass

The Batman


pugboy29

The batman


Steadfast151

The Batman


GreenArrow1211

The Batman


LocationRemarkable84

The Batman


GreatWizzer

The Batman


GhertFryins

The Batman’s direction is beautiful and each scene is fun and iconic but it has a basic plot


Academic_Power_5789

The Batman


EnderSlayer9977

The Batman


xHqrvey

The Batman


kauncho

The Batman


KickofGum

The Batman


tgrb999

The dark knight


wysjm

If TDK wins then I can say I'm happy with the whole ranking


Rhino_online245

The batman. TDK is still the best imo.


suedehead23

This kills me, but The Batman is the weaker film out of the two.


SamDrawsStuff99999

Take out The Batman


radiakmjs

The Batman


Obviouslarry

Not sure I can decide between these 2. There are few flaws in The Batman. It's just a great portrayal of Batmans early years and the scene at the end when he is holding his hand out to the people of Gotham as if saying "trust me I got you boo" and then being a beacon of light in the cold darkness as he helps them evacuate at the chopper is perfection. Catwoman, Penguin, Alfred and Falcone were also fantastic representations of their characters and I enjoy the way Pattinson's Bruce realizes he has to become a better Batman. That being said it does feel like it has a pacing problem that isn't there in TDK and every scene with Heath is a treat. My only gripe with TDK is that Bale's Bruce never evolves. He never has the realization that his way of Batman is wrong or needs improving. He just always is the hero the city needs, no matter what. So TDK stays but just barely.


TX_vapeynah

The Batman has to go now, unfortunately. TDK is unbeatable.


RusselSprout

Such a well written movie


TX_vapeynah

Yes. Everything about TDK is literally perfect. A Masterpiece, that shaped a whole Generation. Easily one of the greatest Movies of all time.


Mango424

Another big reason: if nowdays more movies have a chance to get nominated at the Oscars, is because of The Dark Knight. The movie industry was so shocked that the Oscars snubbed The Dark Knight that they had to change from 5 to 10 movies in the category Best Picture.


lambiam

I hated the damn ferry scene plot. Every time it gets there I just want to fast forward through it.


TX_vapeynah

Why? That Scene is genuis


lambiam

Just bothers me. Plot wise I get it but something about the execution throws me out of the movie.


MaesteoBat

The Batman gotta go


Nanuman1

You already know


J_Ghoul

The Batman :( Edit: I said TDK last thread, but I watched both movies yesterday and changed my mind. I really do love both but TDK is just so damn good. I hadn’t watched it in a few years but for like 5 years after it came out I rewatched it more than I have any other film to this day. My old blu ray case is literally warn out lol.


Sh0ckWav3_

Im sorry My vote goes to The Batman


YaJToPVvDRv

The Batman


ccchuros

Goddamn recency bias. The Batman is a perfectly fine movie, but seriously.... give it a few years.


TheIronMuffin

I don’t recall Batman V Superman getting this level of praise when it came out. So maybe it’s not recency bias, maybe it’s just a genuinely great movie.


Cjpappaslap

It’ll only get better


CreativeSimian

The Dark Knight. Its just an inferior version of Batman IMO. While I love Heath ledger, Batman comes across as too well adjusted, and doesn't do much detective work at all, nor does he seem to invent anything-he has someone else do the hard mental work in the movie. Also, the affected Bat voice is a bit ridiculous, and his lines are cheese- "I'm not wearing hockey pads" is a lame response to a legitimate question of skill and qualifications. OG batman wore tights and kicked all the ass. "I don't have to use a gun" would've been better. I just don't think it aged well for me. I mostly just watch it now for that Heath Ledger performance and skip the rest, even though the bank heist scene is ridiculously unrealistic. Like, there's no way a school bus would crash through a bank and be able to back out and drive away, and why would bus drivers leave a perfectly bus sized gap in the line of procession, and how could they not notice a smoking bus slip into that line? But those Ledger performances are so friggen good that the movie almost deserves top spot on that alone, despite the issues I have with Bales Bats.


lambiam

This is it. Celebrated because of Ledger. I lose interest with the ferry scene and the bat vision building scene where he finally takes down joker.


Alarming_Lie3119

The Batman


baldagent47

The Batman I don't think any superhero movie can top TDK


ragingbullpsycho

This sub really loves The Batman, huh?


jonascarrynthewheel

The Batman, but we already lost seeing as Phantasm is gone-its the most perfectly Batman movie animated or not. Year Two(The Batman)


WesleySands

Now that Phantasm, (my favorite) is gone, it's got to be The Batman


[deleted]

The Batman


OH_SHIT_IM_FEELIN_IT

I love these both of these movies but I'm going to be honest I'm going with The Dark Knight. Gotham is non-existent as a character compared to Batman Begins and The Batman. The fight scenes aren't good. The Bale voice is at it's worst. Gotham City and fight scenes are two things in a Batman movie that can't be less than alright.


weatherman__

This is tough. But I have to go with The Batman for number 2.


FilmBuffGrabiec

The Batman


CaliburS

The batman


sk8rboi36

The Batman


Isahaworth

The Batman


IReallyAmTheMaestro

The batman


JediJofis

The Batman


EdwardRoivas

The Batman


NavE248

The Batman


NejkubaCZ

No way I can choose now


AppleJuiceKoala

TDK


Nate_The_Great74

I love both films dearly but The Dark Knight has been my favorite film since it came out in 2008. Gotta vote out The Batman on this one


regular_john2017

The Batman


mikecnky

The Batman


Snickerdoodlepop

The batman


enfefbd

The batman


TheChanMan2003

Ho ho hooooo this round might just tear the fandom apart. That being said, The Dark Knight is just barely the better film, Ledger carries it tho


DarthGreyhame

The Dark Knight


JTHPHASES

I’m gonna be super real I’ve debated it since the Batman came out but I finally figured it out. Neither one of them is better because they’re both equally amazing. Put them both at first!


thepumpkinklng

The Batman


RGD323

Batman.


Zrttr

I like The Batman more. The unbridled emotion, the mental instability of everyone involved, how fucking dirty Gotham and its people are, the big mystery that's hiding under plain sight... It just fits better into what I feel Batman is supposed to be: a ball of bad feelings like rage, loneliness, sorrow, pride and so much more, who's just trying to make sense of the world he lives in. It's why I like Earth One so much. However, the sheer quality of TDK is insane. The script is concise and perfect. Even though I believe the whole cast in The Batman is at its A game and Pattinson goes above and beyond with his performance, EVERYONE in TDK is going above and beyond. My heart says The Batman, but my head knows TDK just is the technically better movie.


TMaster00

I vote *The Batman*. TDK is just too strong.


AnyDockers420

the batman


Bogusky

The Batman


chippy-triforce

The batman was good but the dark knight is still my favorite batman movie


DrAjax0014

The Batman. I see a lot of talk about plot holes in the Nolan trilogy but I don’t think The Batman is any better in that regard. So in a heads up, TDK is still better


Gregariouscurmudgeon

The Batman


zambi88

The Batman


daxota_weeb

Looking at the comments, it's pretty obvious The Batman is going out. It's my vote as well


KManoc

The Dark Knight > The Batman


Thingol_Elu

Sorry, The Batman has to go, without any doubt. Ppl are overhyping it. In 10 years, we still will watch how good Bale and Ledger looked together on the screen in TDK. While in Batman, my favorite part is the atmosphere, and that's it, everything else was good, but far from perfect (And BTW, try to be honest and cut out Bat from the movie... and nothing changed! Yes he saved some ppl in the end but 99% of Riddler's plan worked absolutely fine, Batman did not stoped him, he tried and did his best, but still). So we have : 1)The Batman - atmosphere, Bat's detective skills (not sure tho, Alfred was helping him with his... homework) 2)The Dark Knight - music (Hans Zimmer !!!), actors (Alfred by Caine was amazing, I love Serkis, but ... cmon), director (Nolan always knows how to show a perfect angle of the scene), Bruce sacrifices (Rachel, Batman as a hero) As for me, it is really easy to choose. But even if I think that Pattinson Bats is cool, while Bruce is one of the worst, I love the movie and want to get Part2


Lortendaali

About Riddler's plan working, didn't Joker literally win in TDK by corrupting Dent, and Bat had no clue about it until Joker told him?


Randyd718

You can literally apply your exact argument to TDK as well. The whole movie goes to joker's plan until the end, when the people of Gotham thwart his plan and Batman shows up to punch some dogs.


Ok-Dish-1716

The batman


AJray15

The Batman


Andrew-IV

The Batman


SonofaJedi

The Dark Knight. Both films are fantastic but to me The Batman just feels more like a Batman film. The Dark Knight’s gritty realism was perfect for the time that it came out and I appreciate it’s interpretation of the characters, but I prefer the more comic-booky aesthetic and vibe of The Batman. Also I’m a sucker for Paul Dano, Nirvana, and gothic architecture so there’s that.


cooluke

The batman. An amazingly well made film, but still love TDK.


skulljeepnerd

The batman


HouseJP007

The Batman


Macdaddy4prez

The Batman is slightly worse. That said, begins leaving before the Lego Batman movie completely invalidates this poll lmao


Russkafin

The Batman


Weirdo141

The Batman


alp023

The Batman


whatdyado

The Batman


Thunderzboltz

The Batman


GreenMegalodon

*The Dark Knight* gets my vote. Both are great, but I think *The Batman* is both the better made film and the better Batman story.


TheNGM

The Batman


Vortexgamer2005

I think we all know where this is going so let's just skip to the end.


ChiefMegaBeef

How do u vote do u just comment


Minejack777

The Batman It's a beautiful movie, but so is TDK. And I'll be honest I vastly prefer TDK. So I need to, quite simply... Kill, The Batman


BakePotater5

TDK, i watched both of these for the first time back to back and The Batman was just all around better to me. That being said, i don’t think it’s the best in the entire group of movies, but whatever it’s the best of the two.


Elvega89

The Batman


tftgcddf

Finally the Batman dies


realbread23

The Batman has to be the worst between the two, The Batman has the better Batman but Ledger elevates Dark Knight above


tree_toad_kind

The batman


Bourqy

The Batman


YuKaLegend

The Batman


Thegman125

The Batman Sorry, but it had to be done


ChaoticAce2828

The Batman, no questions asked


baconyjeff

The Batman. The Dark Knight made me rethink superhero movies altogether. They don't just have to be entertaining: they can actually be as good & as epic as Ben-Hur, or Lawrence of Arabia. After DK, I had a standard that I used to judge all superhero movies by. And when Ironman came out that same summer, I waited until it came out on video because I no longer wanted just a "Michael Bay-like popcorn superhero film" anymore. I wanted THE DARK KNIGHT... for the ultimate win.


Parsif1l

The Dark Knight The Batman is fantastic.


Old_man_Andre

Dark Knight, cause if you see it again after many years, its just not that good actually. The Batman has every single detail in place and fits perfectly, its a better Batman movie like many have said. Cant dismiss DK ofc because it is the real daddy of superhero movies and an inspiration to many, but it just lacks something for me.


StarWreck92

For me it’s the comic bookyness that it’s lacking. The “realistic” aspect of the movie hinders it as an adaptation imo.


sovietRussianboi123

The Batman They are both amazing movies and if the joker wasn’t in the dark knight then I would pick The Batman but joker wins