Critical and box office success, Batman is in cinemas all over Brazil, conquering audiences of different age groups. The new Batman movie is all praise, causing fans to debate on social media whether or not this is the definitive story of the hero on the big screen. Therefore, CinePOP decided to rank from worst to best solo Batman movie released in theaters.
Obs: Because they are not Batman movies, but villains or teams, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide squad (2016), Justice League (2017) e joker (2019) did not make the ranking, even if the hero/Bruce Wayne appears in it, ok?
Another thing: this article is opinionated, so feel free to respectfully disagree. We even want you to say your rankings in the comments.
10- Batman & Robin (1997)
Responsible for burying the franchise once and for all Batman started there in 1989 in theaters, this freak of Joel Schumacher It’s definitely on the list of the worst superhero movies of all time. Continuing with the playful way of the previous film, which had already pleased absolutely no one in the world, this feature brings an incredible cast to undertake it in a festival of messes uglier than a sickle fight. Whoever is saved from this bizarreness ends up being Arnold Schwarzeneggerwhich gives life to Mr Cold. For the rest… Only other people’s shame.
9- Batman Forever (1995)
Keeping the tradition of badness, Joel Schumacher places another film in the category of worst with batman forever. with the output of Tim Burton and its gothic aesthetic, Schumacher took over to continue the franchise, but now adopting the farofa way of the classic series of the 1960s. The problem is that this atmosphere did not match what had dictated the saga previously, giving the impression of being a reboot not assumed. To worsen, Val Kilmer is a real catastrophe in the role of Batman, just like Jim Carreywhich was in its heyday in theaters, but ended up giving life to a Charade fully loaded.
8- Batman: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
After two phenomenal films, Christopher Nolan suffered from the curse of the third film and delivered this tiring adventure far from the most down-to-earth footprint that the franchise had adopted until then. With the right to more fanciful slashes, the feature suffers from a series of script holes and bizarre choreography errors. Seriously, if you look at the henchmen fighting in the background of Batman – in all the fight scenes in the movie -, you’ll find people falling alone or hitting anyone. Not to mention that the entire Talia subplot (Marion Cotillard) is unbearably uninteresting, second only to his death. On the other hand, whoever is too good is Tom Hardytoo bad it’s not enough to save the movie.
7- Batman: The Batman (1966)
Responsible for an entire generation of Batman fans, the 1960s film is a reflection of the time in which it was released and how American society viewed life in those years. So, we have a more comedic feature that puts Batman from Adam West against its main rivals at once. It’s an honest adventure that would have its continuation in the classic TV series, in addition to having spawned the sequel to Batman getting away with the bomb that inspired the end of The dark Knight Rises.
6- Batman (1989)
Just like the 60’s movie, this feature made an entire generation fall in love with the Hooded Crusader. Directed by Tim Burtonwho used his eccentric ways to build one of the most fascinating Gotham City of all adaptations, the film brings Michael Keaton in one of the best interpretations of Batman in cinemas, as well as the iconic joker from Jack Nicholson, which inhabits the hall of best superhero movie villains. With a creative story and wonderful theme song, this is one of the best Morcegão movies.
5- Batman: The Return (1992)
One of the rare cases where the sequel outperformed the original, Batman: The Return It is for many the best Morcegão film. Built in a Christmas-themed Gotham, the story expands the universe established in the first film and features two weighty additions: the sensual Cat Woman from Michelle Pfeiffer it’s the Penguin from Danny DeVito. The plot now takes on a more political twist, but without losing Tim Burton’s inventiveness and passion for the strange. Thus, this film is constructed in an eccentric and fascinating way.
4- Lego Batman: That Movie (2017)
After the resounding success of A Lego adventure (2014), Warner rushed to deliver a spin off focused on Batman (Will Arnett) of that universe, which stole the show. In this way, they made a children’s movie that parodies absolutely every version of the hero on the big screen, making it a fantastic tribute that will appeal to all kinds of Batman fans. Other than that, the plot is well developed as he tries to understand that working alone is nothing, and also has a range of very charismatic supporting characters.
3- Batman: The Dark Knight (2008)
Okay, many will disagree with this movie being only third in the rankings, but it’s far from a bad position. Directed by Christopher Nolanthis film is completely dominated by the supernatural acting of the late Heath Ledger like Joker. By having the main villain facing his nemesis, the film develops an intriguing plot of cat and mouse involving the Joker’s wild plans and Batman trying to stay one step ahead of the rival. The supporting actors are also incredible, always helping or hindering the hero, but it turns out that whoever doesn’t stand out that much is precisely the protagonist, who ends up being overshadowed by the villain.
2- Batman Begins (2005)
In second place, Batman Begins it is a revolutionary film. Not only for portraying Batman in a more adult and realistic way, but for practically defining the next decade of DC at the movies. Inspired by Year one e The Long Halloween, the film brings villains from the hero’s mythology never before used on the big screen, in addition to building the protagonist based on fear. It is worth remembering that it was the first Morcegão film after the tragic versions of Joel Schumacher, so, apart from having reestablished the character’s vision as a super-equipped detective, which also worked for adults, this feature managed to erase the previous crap, causing the public to barely speak of Batman & Robinand take the character seriously again.
1- Batman (2022)
Wonderful in everything it proposes, Batman is a down-to-earth film that tries to show that heroes and villains can be very similar if you look closely. Starring a Batman (Robert Pattinson) who tries to understand his role in Gotham, the film has its greatest merit in perfectly building the legendary Gotham City in the beginnings of organized crime, transforming the city into a very important character in the mystery story involving the Riddler (Paul Dano) and Batman. Along with that, the villain is monumental and the supporting actors are fantastic. All this to the sound of a surreal soundtrack, which masterfully dictates the rhythm and tension.