As some of you already know, I am a huge Batman fan. He's my favorite. Why? Because he's Batman! He's also the favorite of many others which is why there are so many movies about him. And with there being so many movies about him, we don't have a choice but to rank them. So since we have nothing else to do (or because we're procrastinating) let'd dive in.
8. Batman and Robin
I refuse to discuss this movie.
To be honest, I think this movie gets too much hate. It's a good movie! Yes it was less dark and yes it was more childish but it still told a good batman story and we got to see Robin for the first time since the 60's. That is either really good or really bad but in this movie he's a lot more tolerable than that other movie! But yeah it was a total step down from the Burton movies and it really lacked a lot (like Billy Dee you racist skid wipes!) but still, relive your childhood and don't lash out in deep seeded anger like you will with that other movie!
6. Batman: The Movie
A spinoff of the live action tv series from this 60's, this movie was incredible when it came out. Now, in 2014, it's either the best, or the sixth best. There's really not much to say, it's campy, it's light hearted and fun and even though it's not the Batman that we like, it's still enjoyable enough to watch and just have a good time. We know it's bad, we know why it's good and honestly if you don't think it's better than Joel's, you may have a problem.
5. Batman Begins
The title says a lot. Eight years since the last film, we were in fear of never seeing Batman again. Lo and behold, Saint Christopher Nolan emerged from the darkness and rebooted the once great franchise. This movie doesn't get much praise but it really deserves it. Christian Bale, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman. A terrific cast. We hadn't seen a movie like this in years! And that Joker tease at the end had us dying to see the sequel. It had it's faults of course, seeing as it took forever for Batman to actually begin, but once you start this movie, you see it to the end and coming after that other movie!, it really gave fans the movie they both deserved and needed
4. The Dark Knight Rises
I was torn about which movie would take third place, I really was. I wanted to give it to this movie because it gets a lot of undeserved hate and I wanted to send a message but, we must be honest so here it is. This movie was not the ending that Nolan wanted or planned and you could tell. The unfortunate death of the great Heath Ledger was sad and it derailed the plans that he had set for it. But even after all of that, the Dark Knight returned (>:]) and gave us the best ending he could. Bane was a much better improvement from that other movie! and Tom Hardy delivered one of the best performances of the movie. It was fun seeing Catwoman again and seeing the Ra's al Ghul story come full circle, I was not disappointed by this movie. Besides, coming off of its predecessor, this movie had a lot to do and I think that it did it's job and it could have been better yes, but it's not as bad as people say.
3. Batman Returns
Funny how the movies I had the most trouble with both featured Catwoman. And that's why this movie shoots up. This movie played Catwoman much better than The Dark Knight Rises. She was creepy but hot, she was kinky and she was kinky and honestly she was everything that we wanted out of a Catwoman. Danny Devito we love you. And we love you even more as the penguin. Creepy and sad this was one villain that really cut into some of us. He didn't deserve his fate but it happened and sadly, he met his doom. Christopher Walken was just a lot of fun to watch and seeing him turn villain was just so settling and delightful. This was one movie sequel that definitely wasn't better than the first, but at the end of the day, it told a great Batman story, with the classic Tim Burton visuals, a great cast and of course, a great Batman!
I hope I don't get killed for this because I know there is a splinter cell out there that still proclaims this as the number one Batman film but they are wrong! This is a terrific one, in fact it is the second greatest Batman Film, but you know what the best one is! This was Tim Burton's first Batman film and equipped with the wonderful Danny Elfman provided a fantastical musical score, we saw what was the best for a long time. Micheal Keaton as Batman? Yes please! His casting was controversial at the time, but know we wouldn't have it any other way. And Jack Nicholson playing the cool and collected gangster and turning into the maniacal Joker was incredible! His plan was a classic villain plan and his dark humor was great! This movie is a good one but we know why it isn't at the top. But undercover cell, don't worry. One day The Dark Knight might get knocked out of it's place and you can be happy. Until accept that the number one Batman movie is...
1. The Dark Knight
I don't have to explain this one either. It's the best. Most of us even say it's the best superhero movie. It just carries so much weight to it and with Hans Zimmer replacing Elfman, Christian Bale replacing Keaton, Nolan replacing Burton and Heath Ledger replacing Nicholson, we get a work of art that can't be beat. The number one Batman movie has definitely earned it's place at the top of the charts.
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