Batman Begins trends as the Dark Knight fandom goes to war with itself

Get the Full StoryThere s a very strong and utterly convincing argument to be made that Christopher Nolan s Batman Begins is the single most influential reboot in history, and it s not just because the comic book classic will in all probability be the benchmark by which all future reinventions of the Caped Crusader are measured.

Not only did no less of an authority than Kevin Feige call it the greatest thing to happen to superhero cinema, but the list of talents on either side of the camera to have name-dropped it as a direct influence is nothing short of staggering.

That includes, but is in absolutely no way limited to, the teams behind Terminator Salvation and Genisys, the Star Trek Kelvin trilogy, Robert Downey Jr. s Sherlock Homes, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, both Casino Royale and Skyfall, RoboCop, Power Rangers, Blade Runner 2049, and X-Men: First Class, among plenty of others.

However, the recent release of Matt Reeves The Batman on HBO Max and other digital platforms appears to have stirred up a debate that s pitted the character s fandom at war with each other. As you can see from some of the reactions below, Twitter is currently besieged by arguments over which reboot for the World s Greatest Detective can be deemed superior.

BLUE. FUCK BATMAN BEGINS. https: t.co J0ysN00Ngm tag_is_edward_nashton TAG_LXIII April 23, 2022

Why are people using praising "Batman Begins" as an opportunity to shit on "The Batman"? Both are fantastic and can should be appreciated. pic.twitter.com ZUp9MYmu4l Stephanie Green #NeverKamala The_Spoiler15 April 23, 2022

The Batman makes Batman Begins looks 10000000000000000 times worse than WW84 https: t.co ze22W9XQIp ShazBoi Leaving Cert Era ShazBoi03 April 24, 2022

Batman Begins makes The Batman look like Batman and Robin George georgendebele22 April 23, 2022

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Batman Begins trending lemme guess why y'all can't stop comparing it to The Batman. pic.twitter.com 16PjzUVjXQ gray tdkrgray14 April 24, 2022

I absolute love Batman Begins, The Batman better https: t.co N5K5O6s9je Alexandro Neil528491 April 23, 2022

Hate to be that person but The Batman is a better Batman film than Batman Begins Batman Begins is a better film than The BatmanI fucking hate myself for saying these but here we are. https: t.co 2CSxLQOQn0 B lverkr Pierrot TeomanKaan7 April 23, 2022

I finally finished "The BATMAN". FUCK, that movie was so fucking gooooood. The cinematography, the INTRO, and the action was so fucking amazing. This is honestly up there with "The Dark Knight", and it honestly surpasses "Batman Begins". pic.twitter.com 3gpmGD3hiK Kcold Kcmedia22 April 19, 2022

There are clearly some stylistic and thematic similarities, which was always going to be the case when Reeves was hardly going to draw his inspirations from Adam West or Joel Schumacher, but there s no reason why Batman enthusiasts can t appreciate both blockbusters for the acclaimed movies they are in their own right.

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