The A-Z of Film

K = Knight Of Gotham

Well it was K and I couldn’t think of anything else, sorry.

So basically I’m going to rank the Batman films (well the ones I’ve seen, sorry Justice League). I will also point out that this isn’t a popular choice, it’s my own personal choice

10. Batman and Robin (1997)

So bad that I tried watching it a few years back and had to turn it off after 10 minutes. It’s so painful!

9. Suicide Squad

Could have been good, but was far from it. Terrible use of music into the film, terrible Joker, and terrible use of Batman. No good.

8. Batman Forever (1995)

People blame Val Kilmer. I blame WB and Joel Schumacher. Too much neon and too many puns. They certainly didn’t learn from their mistakes at this point.

7. The Lego Batman Movie

Too much Batman!

6. Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

Promised a lot for many people. I on the other hand, had low expectations, but even those were too high. So stupid!

5. The Dark Knight (2008)

This is where people throw things at their computer or phone. I will also probably get a barrage of abuse from Small Town Drunks! Over long, clunky, and one too many set pieces. I have promised to do a piece on my thoughts of The Dark Knight. I will get round to it soon.

4. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Great film. Not a great Batman film, I’ll admit that, we hardly see him. But the story and execution is absolutely brilliant.

3. Batman (1989)

Classic Batman, classic Joker. Both combined in a great story, with a brilliant Tim Burton style that was always going to be hard to beat.

2. Batman Begins (2005)

This is the origin story to aim for. It is perfectly paced and executed. For me, by far the best instalment in the Christopher Nolan trilogy. The mix of comic and real life is pitched brilliantly.

1. Batman Returns (1992)

This is what can happen when someone has success in the first film and is given more freedom to create a worthy sequel. This is the best Batman film for me. Great Batman, great mix of villains with different levels of menace, and conflict in what they are doing. One of Tim Burton’s finest films and an amazing cast. Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken are all great.

How about an extra K.

K = Kal-El of Smallville

This is bit of a bonus. Here are all the Superman films ranked (well the ones I’ve seen, sorry Justice League).

7. Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (1987)

Superman rids the world of nuclear weapons. Great idea but a terrible film.

6. Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

See the Batman list.

5. Man Of Steel (2013)

The trailers for this made it look epic. In reality, it was very long, and very depressing. Also, how many times can we just sit and watch two people who are invincible, just hit each other?

4. Superman III (1983)

This Superman franchise started to get silly at this point, but was still entertaining. The Clark Kent vs Superman fight being a highlight.

3. Superman Returns (2006)

I think I was in the minority. I really liked this and was disappointed they didn’t continue this story.

2. Superman (1978)

I have seen this film so many times. Great film, and before Tim Burton’s Batman came along, this was the best superhero film around. Absolute classic.

1. Superman II (1980)

The sequel that surpassed the original. One that is also set up in the original and flows nicely together. There are different versions about and i’m not sure which I have seen, but this is the best Superman for me. Terrance Stamp is brilliant as General Zod and it’s classic Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder.