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Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man movies

Old 07-16-10, 05:29 AM
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Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man movies

Self-explanatory. Title pretty much says it all. Who was better as their character?

They both were great imo but my preference goes to Bale for his more subtle, understated work.
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

Bales great as Wayne and was fine as Batman in BB. He got a little carried away in TDK though with his gruff voice. Downey was perfect in both films though, so I'd give it to him even though I prefer Nolan's films overall.
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

not another dark knight thread...
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

Bale was pretty annoying as Batman. Then again, I'm not a huge Dark Knight fan, and think Ledger drove that film, and it was otherwise mediocre.
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

Bale was anything but subtle and understated. Robert Downey Jr. all the way
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

Downey as Iron Man made the movies.

Bale as Batman was good but that damn voice hurt it.

Downey wins, though the Batman movies are vastly superior to the Iron Man ones.
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

No poll?
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

Downey by far.
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

Originally Posted by Anubis2005X
No poll?
I should of added it, but unfortunately i can't change anything now.
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

Originally Posted by Katre
I should of added it, but unfortunately i can't change anything now.
Yes you can!

Click "Edit" on your first post. At the top right, just above the post is a "Thread Tools" drop down menu. Click on that and there is an "Add a poll" option.
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

Downey was more fun. Blade was way too serious.
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

Originally Posted by roger_d
Downey was more fun. Blade was way too serious.
I agree. Wesley Snipes made a terrible Batman.
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

But Downey Jr. was great as Wesley Snipes!








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Always bet on blackface.
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

Not a fan of either movie, but I'll give it to Downey, who seems to have made the character his own and transcended the shopworn comic-book plot. The movie definitely perked up whenever he was on screen without the iron mask on. In TDK, Bale seemed to have been overwhelmed by the character. I thought he was fine in BB, though. But still, Downey pulled it off beautifully, probably better than I've seen anybody do a superhero since Reeve in the Superman movies.
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

Bale is a great Wayne, and an OK Batman.

Downey Jr. is a great Stark, and a great Iron Man.

Downey Jr wins.
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

RDJ by an incredibly long margin.
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

Downey was great. Even when just Stark. Enough that I'd be fine watching a whole movie of him being Stark.

Bale was meh. Just like the older movies, the villian characters are more intersting.
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

Bale is fantastic as Wayne. He's an OK Batman in BB but I let that slide because he was starting out. But then he was worse as Batman in TDK (though he was still great as Wayne).

RDJ managed to embody Tony Stark while still making the role his own. Had they cast another actor, I may have walked out of IM2. The acting is what saved that movie from its terrible script.
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

Christian Bale.


Iron Man 2 really blew, and Tony Stark (IMO) is an extremely one-dimensional character. Everything he says is a fucking wise-crack, expecting a laugh. Far more annoying than "gruff voice".
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

Rdj.
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

Downey Jr., easily
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

Downey, Jr.

Bale is an actor that only seems to work well in smaller scale films for me. Thrown him in something big budget, and it's as though all of his natural talents go right out the window.
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

Voted for Bale but both are great in their respective roles.
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Re: Who portrayed a superhero better - C. Bale in Batman or Downey Jr. in Iron Man mo

Originally Posted by AnonomusBob15
Christian Bale.


Iron Man 2 really blew, and Tony Stark (IMO) is an extremely one-dimensional character. Everything he says is a fucking wise-crack, expecting a laugh. Far more annoying than "gruff voice".
I would say the exact opposite. Bale's Wayne was pretty one-dimensional, and his Batman was pretty cringe-worthy for me, especially because of the stuffy-nosed gruff voice.

RDJ wins this contest by a country mile.

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