In a new semi-regular feature each week Phil takes a lookout a different movie related Top Five… this time out: Batman movies!
Close but no cigar: Batman, Batman Vs Superman Dawn Of Justice, The Dark Knight Rises
5 – Batman: The Movie
Camp? Yes. Hysterical? Hell yes. Adam West delivers the most fun Batman ever with a host of villains and some nutty moments from running with the bomb to Bat Shark repellent. It’s genius.
4 – Batman Begins
Christopher Nolan set out a new generation of Batman films with his darkly grounded noir take on Batman’s origin. It’s totally different from everything that came before and delivered a Batman we hadn’t yet seen on screen.
3 – Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
The best animated Batman film, Mask of The Phantasm sees Batman as detective in a spin off from the insanely great Batman Animated TV show.
2 – Batman Returns
Imagine the pitch… Burger King sit down to look at Batman Returns in all it’s glory to plan their multi-million dollar tie ins and instead of a sequel to the original Batman they get a darkly gothic german expressionism masterpiece that is about the most unsettling film to sit a kid down infant of ever.
1 – The Dark Knight
Yup. My favourite film of the 00’s and one of THE best superhero films ever, The Dark Knight has compelling action, the best onscreen Joker and a driving narrative that keep the pace up despite the run time. Oh and it looks amazing.