Having watched all 3 of the Dark Knight trilogy movies several times, I have come to the conclusion that the 2nd movie of the three is my pick for best. What makes me say that? It comes down to the villain.

As with Batman himself, the villains in all three movies are tortured souls in some way or another. While Harvey Dent could invoke a bit of sympathy at times due to circumstances beyond his control, and Bane proves to be a formidable opponent in hand to hand combat, my vote for best/worst villain has to go to The Joker.

From Cesar Romero in the 1960's to Jack Nicholson in the 80's, the master criminal known as The Joker has been a nemesis of Batman's since his introduction in the 1940 comic book Batman #1. However, the portrayal of the role by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight has to go down as as one of his best movie roles, and my favorite actor to cover the role.

As for the Bane character, well I am on the fence. I see where this can tie up some loose ends from the first movie and the League of Shadows story line, but to be honest, I found the voice to be a bit on the annoying side. Give me The Penguin or The Riddler instead, please.

Making it a tough call on the best of the three movies was the revival if the anti-hero Catwoman, and the great job done by Anne Hathaway in covering the role.

Let me know which movie you liked best!

Which Dark Knight Trilogy Movie is the Best?

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  • tim-bader-982 Jan 22, 2014 @ 4:53 am
    I was one of the ones who really liked Bane's voice and I still can't get over how a thin guy like Tom Hardy could bulk up enough to become such an imposing character!
    Each time I watch Dark Knight Rises, I'm more and more impressed by Anne Hathaway's portrayal of Catwoman.
    I love Heath Ledger's performance as Joker, but still love Jack Nicholson ...and also Mark Hamill in the video games!
    I agree that The Dark Knight is the best of the trilogy, but sometimes find it a little too "stressful" to watch and so enjoy the other two almost as much.
  • vineliner Jan 22, 2014 @ 10:22 am
    Although I like the job Anne Hathaway did with Catwoman, I still enjoy watching Halle Berry's portrayal. Dark Knight Rises does delve into the relationship between Batman and Catwoman, though, and I liked watching that unfold.
  • leahjsongs Jan 20, 2014 @ 11:37 pm
    I love Ledger's Joker best, but I also really liked Bane overall, though the story took too long to unpack and in the end he wasn't as sympathetic a character as I wish he'd been. The whole trilogy is awesome, though. I can watch them again and again.
  • DaisyDixon Jan 13, 2014 @ 8:23 pm
    Loved these movies, I still need to see the next Thor movie! Great review!
  • paperfacets Jan 13, 2014 @ 3:03 pm
    Well, I haven't stood up and cheered for many, but Nicholson is the one I remember most often, even after Ledger's Joker. Now I am anticipating Batman, himself with Ben Aflleck. He has the face and head that can fit into that Batman mask. The eyes will be bright with crime fighting, but measured on his everyday dealings.
  • alexanderj Jan 13, 2014 @ 12:35 pm
    Easily my favourite super hero
  • Skaos3010 Jan 13, 2014 @ 9:08 am
    Hello.

    Great review, there aren't enough Superhero reviews out there at the moment.

    On my recent lens I posted a poll about the possibility of reviewing this entire trilogy. It is nice to see someone else with a love for these films, all of which are excellent in their own right. Good work!
  • Merrci Jan 13, 2014 @ 8:47 am
    I haven't seen any of them, sorry to say. But I did enjoy reading your review and hearing your choice. Great review.
  • vineliner Jan 13, 2014 @ 8:51 am
    Thanks for the "review of the review" :)