I really couldn’t decide which was the best of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, surprising to many perhaps, but after taking in my second view, I couldn’t split them; so I designed The Dark Knight Matrix.
Quite simple really, nothing too perplexing; I have rated the three movies across some important and some fun categories of my own; ten in total including my own review score, giving a ‘Claratsi’ total out of 100.
I have also used a ‘bible’ score from IMDB, review scores from TotalFilm and Empire (these are the magazines I have historically read the most), and scores from Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic to give an overall percentage out of 430.
It was fun, and opinion is obviously such a personal thing, but my slightly mathematically approach has concluded that The Dark Knight is just the winner with a percentage of 91.8% with The Dark Knight Rises second at 88.7%, followed by Batman Begins on 83.6%; but it’s clear that Nolan has created one of THE greatest trilogies ever and with high scores right across the board both critically and publicly, it’s a hell of an achievement.
Apologies if you have trouble reading it, but it was a ball-ache to get it to how I wanted it.