With Iron Man 3 coming out soon capping off the trilogy, I decided to watch another trilogy, The Dark Knight trilogy, and it was a TREAT. Watching all 3 movies in one sitting allowed me to truly differentiate the quality from one film to the next. The high point of the series was without a doubt The Dark Knight. I truly forgot how spectacular that film was. It was a roller coaster ride throughout the entire movie, definitely one of the best comic book movies ever made. However one thing seemed blatantly obvious to me watching all 3 together, the other two movies are extremely overrated.
Now let it be known that this is all in my personal opinion. Let it also be known that I see the Dark Knight as the second greatest comic book movie ever made! Would have easily taken first place if it had not been for The Avengers. Simply for making my dream as a comic book fan come true in making an Avengers movie (who woulda thought?), and making history with the entire plan it had leading up to it, and executing it flawlessly.
Batman Begins was a good movie, but in comparison to the astounding dark knight movie as well as rival origin story Iron Man 1, it simply did not compare. The worst of the trilogy is easily The Dark Knight Rises. After watching it in the theaters, I remember the gut reaction of disappointment. I had not watched it since then, and now, I have confirmed my feelings on the movie. It was boring, drawn out, and simply underwhelming. It was riddled with plot holes, and Bale's bat voice had to be some of the most cringe worthy moments in all of comic book movies. Being the last one of the 3, it left a somewhat bad taste in my mouth on the trilogy. I had to pull from the brilliance that was the Dark Knight, in order to appreciate the trilogy, then I realized that as a trilogy, it simply is not as good as it is made out to be. Alot of people seem to use the Dark Knight's greatness to elevate the other 2 onto a legendary status. Breaking the movies apart, Batman Begins was good but not spectacular, outshined by other origin stories such as Iron Man and even Thor (in my seemingly unpopular opinion). And the Dark Knight rises was an underwhelming conclusion to the trilogy, the worst of the 3, and didn't cap off the series the way it should have. Overall, The Dark Knight is easily the best comic book story told thus far, but The Dark Knight Trilogy, however,is simply overrated.
So what do you guys think? I'm sure some would agree with my claims, i'm sure others would prefer another movie not even stated here as some of their favorite comic book movies of all time. But that's the fun part, seeing what movies connected with other people. After all, our disagreements is what makes us all human. I would greatly like to hear your opinions on the trilogy and on my opinions as well. =)