By Raven_Sword 1 Comments
This is in no particular order, but these are what I believe are the 3 best Batman films every made:
1. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm: yes, its a animated movie, but it did hit theaters. and by god this story was good. Bruce wayne meets up with a Ex love interest named andrea years after they split up and they attempt to rekindle there romance. However, at the same time of her arrival, a Masked figure is taking out Mob boss's one by one, and because the figure is always on he shadows and wheres a Mask and Cape, peopel mistake him for Batman. this causes batman to o on the run and stop the masked figure. However, Joker is up to his usual stuff, nd Batman has to worry about that also. The end scene then shows the joker and the Phanstasm fighting it out, and in the struggle the Phantasm is revealed to be Andrea. Its is revealed that she is taking revenge on the mob boss's because her father was killed by one of them because he owed money. And eve though he paid hem back, the boss still wasnt satisfied and had him killed. So, Andrea is taking out the boss's to try and find the killer. It is also revealed then that the joker, before he became the joker, was once one of the mob boss's unnamed henchmen that actually carried out the assassination of her father. Thsi resulted in more fighting and eventualy led to a all out violent brawel between Batman and the Joker. Howeverm the palce catches on fire and Batman barely makes it out. The Jokers fate is not known. The movie then ends with Andrea standin on a dock awaiting her boat and a grieving Bruce standing on top of a building, alone forever, looking to the sky. The Bat signal then appears, and hes off to do what he is destined to. (keep in mind this is very abridged and i probaly have a few things out of order because I havent seen it in over 10 years.
this Movie, I think, could very well have been a Live action batman movie from its story.Its was expertly written, and proved why the Batman Animated series changed everything for Cartoons since then. It a great story to let you delve into Bruces soul more and the understand why hes tortured like he is.
2. The Dark Knight: I dont think I need to explain this on that much. yes, yes, everyone and ther mother loved this movie and it might be on the verge of beinga tad overrated considering its second coming level of reception. But what I thought made this movie great was the fact that the story dealt with the thought that the criminals in gotham where essentially getting squeezed by Batman to the point of desperation. Then, when someone came forward that says he can get results, they turn to him. The movie also comments on the moral turmoils of people, and how a man of Honor and Justice can turn to a criminal in a instant givent the right circumstances. Again, the storytelling is pretty amazing. they really turned the Joker into something we havent seen from the character before. Alot more Seriel killer crazy guy then he was wisecracking jokester. Batman never really face anyone like the Joker before. He (joker) really had nothing to gain from the stuff he was doing, and he seemed to not care about anything. when given a gigantic pile of money, he just burned it. Like old alfred said, some people just wanna watch the world burn.
3. Tim Burtons Batman: This one is kinda hard to explain why i liked it so much. It was kinda corney at times, but this is probaly one of the most beleivable Bruce Wayne Batmans ive seen in a movie. he dosent have a gravel gruff voice to hide his indentity, hes calm and collected, his vehicles and gadgets seem more believable, and I believe he can imtimidate more then Bales Batman. theOnly other Batman I would say that could maybe do it more would be the Animatd Series Batman, going by voice atleast. Also, the Joker in this movie seemed more in line with what the Joker actually was in teh Comics. Crazy, sure, but also charismatic and joking. He loves the spotlight, and thats what Nicholsons Joker was.also, this movie gave Joker a origin story, although its not Batman comic cannon as far as I can tell. thats more then can say for the Dark Knight, where the Joker just appears and all we get is some stories about how he cut up his face.
If I honestly had to pick one of these as my Favorite, id probaly pick Mask of the Phantasm. Surprised? It was really that good. And I dont think it being Animated should discount that in anyway.