Some of you might have seen the Best Movie Series Poll. And yes, I'm still kicking myself for adding Fast & Furious, but not Indy or Back to the Future.
But here's another one I kinda forgot, but it creates a question in itself.
What do you think is the better of the Batman movie series? The current Chris Nolan series, or do you think the franchise from the 90s starting with the first one in 89 with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson, directed by Tim Burton?
Or perhaps neither? Because we all know they both have their positives and negatives. With the old series, it started out great. Jack as the Joker was one of a kind, and has been compared to Heath's joker in the Dark Knight. The concept started out great, but went downhill. In my opinion, it soon became about who would be the next villian, and who would play he/she. And of course, who would play Batman after Keaton stepped away after the 2nd movie. And there was also all the marketing, from soundtracks to happy meals. Not to mention acting and script or the writing.
And with the new series, it started out great, showing how Wayne became Batman. And the second one showing he got the moniker of the dark knight. And yes, we can always go on and on talking about Heath's performance in DK. But one complaint I always here with the new series is how Bale portrays Batmans voice, being to.....gruffy I think is the word....talking heavy under his breath. I wonder if it might have something to do with trying to take out the british accent that he normally speaks with. He does well when he's playing Wayne, but when he's Batman, he has to produce an entirely different voice. Could the accent have a role in that, or is he just plain trying to hard? And like with the 90's franchise, I think it's once again starting to become about the next villian and who will play him or her. After DK, it was all about the next villian with rumors popping up with Johnny Depp to play Riddler, or Angelina to play Catwoman, and Phillip Seymore Hoffman to play Penguin. But do feel free to share who you might like to see as a Batman villian in the new series.
But enough of my rambling, let us know what you feel is better of the two?