Batman is one of the coolest fictional characters to ever be conceived on the big screen. Before I knew Iron Man and Captain America and Wonder Woman I loved Batman. Batman was, and still is, one of the coolest superheroes ever created and these three gentlemen have played the iconic role the best.
The “Who’s the best Batman” debate can get a little heated and is a topic that will last for a long while between avid superhero fans and so I decided I wanted to make it the topic of this week’s segment of Who’s Your Favorite? Enjoy.
The Classic Batman
Before there were out-of-this-world special effects and better outfits Michael Keaton still managed to shine as the first truly awesome live-action Batman. I remember watching Batman for the first time and being amazed by how cool he was despite the movie’s sub par quality. Yeah, Batman and Batman Returns weren’t the best superhero movies ever made but he was so cool I still managed to enjoy them. In fact, I was bummed when I discovered that he didn’t make a third Batman movie.
Michael Keaton might’ve been the first but he was definitely a very, very cool version of the iconic character.
The Dark Batman
Christian Bale was the first version of Batman I saw as a child and I was hooked. He was so ridiculously cool he immediately became my favorite superhero for a very long while but the question is; was he a great Batman because the movies were awesome or was he really that great? I think it was a delightful mixture of both. Not only was he really cool but the movies were off the chain (especially The Dark Knight) and that always helps.
The Newest Batman
When I found out Ben Affleck was going to be the new Batman I was definitely skeptical. The only movie I had ever seen him in was the Oscar-winning Argo (which was a great movie by the way) and so I couldn’t imagine him as Batman. But, when I watched the film I was honestly surprised at how well he played the role. In fact, I was kind of digging the new Batman.
Unfortunately he got a little lame in Justice League and so that tarnished his awesomeness quite a bit. And now I’m not even sure if he’s going to return as Batman when the character needs to show u again. It’s a mess.
So, these are the three Batmans. My favorite would probably have to be…Michael Keaton, simply because he was still awesome and like I said before, his movies weren’t even that good. In fact, he was SO cool that every Batman after him has been molded off of his take on the character.
Let’s say Michael Keaton had been in The Dark Knight trilogy Christopher Nolan directed. Those movies would’ve been even more awesome. So yeah, Michael Keaton is my favorite.
The question is; who’s your favorite Batman? I’d love to hear your opinions in the comments below.
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