I’ve been fascinated with the Batman character since I was a kid in the ’60s reading every issue of Batman and Detective Comics.
Batman is a special kind of super hero, one without magical powers or alien physiology. He relies on his own intelligence, athletic skill, and technology. Batman is man at his peak achievement. And Batman has secrets, and what kid isn’t fascinated by secrets?
Dark Knight is the successor to Batman Begins, continuing with the same story line and actors, distinct from the earlier starting with Batman and continuing with Batman and Robin and Batman Forever. Who is the better Joker: Jack Nicholson or Heath Ledger? I can’t choose; they are both very different, but equally complex. Both the first modern Batman movie and this latest series are faithful to the comic hero. Perhaps the earlier ones are focused a little more towards a younger audience, and the latter more cerebral. I liked them both.
I’ve also seen the Batman series from the 1940’s, but I wouldn’t recommend it.