With the highly anticipated Batman v. Superman coming out this weekend, I’m looking at my favorite Batman and Superman movies. Are there a lot more Batman movies (particularly the Nolan trilogy) on here than Superman movies? Yes. I like Batman a lot more. Sue me. Here’s the list, comment below with your favorites:
5. Batman (1989)
– This is on here mainly because Michael Keaton is a solid Batman and Jack Nicholson is great as the Joker, mainly because he just plays a crazier version of himself.
4. The Dark Knight Rises
– It has tons of problems. No one can deny that. But it does have some things to really like about it and serves as a good enough conclusion to the Nolan trilogy. Nothing was going to top The Dark Knight, so I think people judge this one a bit harshly.
3. Man of Steel
– Yeah, I like this movie and I’ll defend it against anyone. It has some problems and some action scenes go on for a bit too long, but I love how it develops Superman. Some people don’t like how he (Spoiler Alert) kills Zod, but I think it makes him so much more interesting. Superman has always been a boring character to me, but the fact he has to make that choice adds layers to him. This is by far my favorite Superman movie.
2. Batman Begins
– It took me a few watches before I really liked this movie. But now I really enjoy it. It has a bit of an odd pace for the first half and the villain is a bit weak, but it is a highly entertaining kick off to Nolan’s trilogy.
1. The Dark Knight
– Obviously there was no question here. It is hands down the best superhero movie ever made. It is a nearly perfect movie and I have still yet to see a performance ever as good as Heath Ledger as the Joker. It’s endlessly rewatchable and I don’t see a superhero movie ever being able to top it. The ball is in your court Batman v. Superman. Good luck.
Honorable Mentions: The original Superman movie, I guess. I don’t like it but I know a bunch of people do.
I’ll have some more stuff out later this week to go along with this weekend’s release like full reviews of both Man of Steel and The Dark Knight. In the meantime check out my review of Daredevil Season 2 if you haven’t already.
Last week: Top 5 Basketball Movies
Next week: Going to try something a little different, a best and worst list, looking at Ben Affleck’s movies.