JimmyFraska wrote:I think Batman Rises would have made for a better flow, and made TDK the standout film, which it by all means deserves to be.
You don't know that, TDKR could blow TDK out of the water for all you know.
Oh, well for the record, I personally think Batman Begins is a better film, and I agree %100.
I however stand by my statement. I like how the film is simple called "The Dark Knight". It's Batman, the Dark Knight, fighting the Joker, his infamous arch nemesis. No matter how mind blowing Rises is, The Dark Knight will always be the quintessential Batman film.
Syncopy54 wrote:After seeing TDKR trailer, especially the concluding title card which declares the film to be the final chapter in "The Dark Knight Legend," got me thinking: had Nolan and Goyer known that the title of Dark Knight would come to define their trilogy more than the name Batman, would BB have had a different title? Looking at the film on its own, the title makes perfect sense. But now in the context of the trilogy, at least title wise, its the odd film out.
I don't think they would change Begins' title. Commercial was part of the reason. But I also think the title "Batman Begins" was chosen deliberately because it work in the context of the film, so was "The Dark Knight".
Both titles first appeared after the films:
Batman Begins ended and then "Batman('s life) begins". The Dark Knight was Gordon's ending line.
I always see the titles as part of the film, and think them wisely chosen in context.