Christian Bale’s time as Batman is over, and it’s time for all sorts of people to come out to analyze how his version was.
While a lot of fans worship Bale’s Batman, he wasn’t completely happy with it as he told Yahoo! Movies:
â€œI didnâ€™t quite manage what I hoped I would throughout the trilogy,â€ Bale told Yahoo Movies. â€œChris did, but my own sense of self is like, â€˜I didnâ€™t quite nail it.â€™â€
â€œHeath turned up, and just kind of completely ruined all my plans,â€ Bale said. ‘Because I went, ‘Heâ€™s so much more interesting than me and what Iâ€™m doing.â€™â€œ
Aside from his “Batman voice”, my issue with the Nolan movies weren’t so much Bale but how ashamed the movies seemed to be of their comic book origin. The movies were the final form of the delusional Hollywood mindset that the average movie-goer couldn’t relate to a comic book movie, so you had to ground them in reality.
I am not lying when I saw I actually find the terrible 90s Batman movies more watchable to Nolan’s as at least Schumacher was well aware he was making a big campy love letter to the 60s Batman series. The Nolan movies were trying to take a comic book character and concepts and turn them real, and as the Marvel Cinematic Universe has proved you can embrace the comic books and audiences will turn up.