Do you think The Dark Knight Overshadows BB?

Christopher's 2005 reboot of the Batman franchise that tells the origins of how Bruce Wayne became Batman.
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The sad thing is, TDK overshadowed most of Christopher Nolan's other films in the public eye.
Inception is probably the only exception.

Begins is just the most obvious. But personally though, I think the film that really suffered is The Prestige.

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In my opinion, TDK overshadows BB because BB is an origin story. To most movie viewers, i.e. those that don't follow Batman of Nolan, learning the intricacies of how Batman came to be is not as "fun" or "cool" as watching him really coming into his own with the gadgets and the villians. Overall, TDK is a bit louder and more theatrical whereas BB is more of a narrative (not saying TDK isnt). I think that that's why it gets overshadowed.

I think truly the two movies aren't really comparable. They are two different movies that portray two different points in the Batman's life and, therein, you have the problem of Batman becoming more dynamic as he goes. For this reason: All other superhero movies ever>BB>TDK>TDKR. It's the only way it can work and make any sense at all.

Btw, I loved both movies.

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I prefer BB over TDK. Probably because i love the story before he becomes Batman.

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Without a doubt it does . Batman Begins was the best Batman film before TDK and now people seem to put it down . I prefer TDK but my god Begins is no very underrared .... There is no TDK without what was established with Begins , which imo is the 2nd best superhero film next to it's brother TDK

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