With pictures recently being released from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, we got our first look at the brand new Batmobile. The initial response has been pretty mixed, but i thought this would be a good time, with the movie right around the corner, to look back and rank my favorite Bamobiles from the original 1963 Batmobile, to the Present day.
6. Batman Forever
Coming in at number 6 on the list is the Batmobile from Batman Forever. This is personally my least favorite of all the Batmobiles. I was never a fan of the design of this particular Batmobile. It resembles a sort of shark to me, the fins in the back, windshield as the eyes and there is a little mouth in the front. Okay maybe i'm getting a bit carried away but still, i'm really not a fan of this Batmobile, especially compared to the others on this list.
5. Original 1963 Batmobile
Now this is where the list gets a little interesting, while i was not a fan of the Batman Forever Batmobile, i am a huge fan of pretty much every other Batmobile that there is so its tough to choose my favorites. At number 5 we have the very original Batmobile from 1963. For the time this was created, this is the perfect Batmobile, from the convertible top to the red detail and even those super clean white wall tires. I love this Batmobile but i love the others on the list just a nudge more.
4. Batman and Robin
At the 4 spot we have the Batmobile from the 1997 movie Batman and Robin. i love the slick, intricate design of this particular Batmobile. This one really stands out due in great part to the excellent use of blue lighting throughout the vehicle. The lights are really my favorite part of this particular Batmobile. The bat like wings are really the cherry on top to this wonderful vehicle, it has always been one of my favorite Batmobiles. I have so many memories of this from when i was a child, i had a Hot Wheels replica of this and it was one of my favorite toys growing up.
3. Batman, Batman Returns
Batman and Batman Returns were really my first introduction into the world of Gotham. They were the films that gave me a genuine interest in Batman and superheroes alike. I loved this Batmobile and still do even to this day. Looking back, it has sort of a goofy looking design to it but there is just something about it that i love. From the spherical, circular grill to the long body with multiple cuts in its side, this is very close to being the perfect Batmobile.
2. Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises
Now these next two spots were the toughest for me to decide on. The Christian Bale Batman trilogy will always go down as not only some of the best superhero related films of all time, but as some of the greatest films of all time. With a great batman movie you of course will have an amazing Batmobile and they definitely do not disappoint. They did a complete 180 on the design of previous Batmobiles and it worked extremely well. This Batmobile is more technologically advanced and is more combat ready. They went with a very "Heavy Armour" style, essentially impenetrable. They reallly hit the nail on the head with this redesign and i love it.
1. Batman (TV Series)
This should come to no suprise to anyone. The Batmobile that essentially started everything, the building block for everything we know a Batmobile to be. A sleek, stealthy, technologically advanced vehicle that we have all come to know and love. There is nothing that you can say bad about this, the interior was gorgeous, there is tons of Bat symbols everywhere, and hell tons of gadgets that some how fit the word bat into everything. The significance of this Batmobile and the entire 1966 series can not be understated. Without this series we may not have the amazing comic cinematic universes that we have today, or the excellent series that we all know and love such as The Flash, Arrow and the newly arrived masterpiece Daredevil. This is more than a Batmobile, its a piece of history, it will be forever lamented in the fabric of what we know and love in the cinematic universes today. There will never be another Batmobile like this one, it started it all, its a given for my number 1 spot.
When it all comes down to the question of "The best Batmobile" everyone usually will give you a different answer. Everyone has their own preference of Batmobile, whether is the Dark Knight Batmobile or the 1966 Batmobile, everyone has their pick. The Batmobile is one of the few fictitious vehicles that continues to always evolve and add new design ideas to keep it fresh and it always works. The Batmobile will forever hold its place among the top vehicles in entertainment history, generations to come will always have the Batmobile in their lives in one way or another. Whichever Batmobile is your favorite, there is no doubt in its greatness in history.
What is your favorite Batmobile?
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