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Glass_Chance9800

Shout out to the two animated movies on here. Despite being polar opposites in tone they really are both pretty great


DJWGibson

*Batman: Subzero* was better than *Batman & Robin* based on every possible metric....


LoganT2006

Lego Batman is fire idk what u all on abt


Minejack777

Agreed, but something has to go :(


FuckingKadir

Begins! The better Nolan movie is still there and the other options offer more variety!


Maximillion322

I’d say 89 personally. It’s a great movie with some especially great parts but there are a lot of ways in which it doesn’t quite hold up and I’m ok letting it go


orca2877

Nah tdkr is overhated


Mr_Renn

Ikr


clovercereal

Fr it's such a great movie. I rewatched it again recently and I liked it even more.


Bogusky

The two biggest mistakes TDKR made: 1) The Batman-coming-out-of-retirement opening. We didn't need to watch Bruce make another comeback, considering we already had Bane crippling him in this movie. I realize the opening was meant to be a nod towards The Dark Knight Returns, but that source material deserves its own dedicated film. It also robbed us of more Batman scenes, though I do love Bale's Bruce. 2) Having the cop's legal name be "Robin" - a pure example of underestimating the audience intelligence. Something Nolan openly prides himself of not doing in his films. This is a rare example where he strayed from his own code. There's a few other forgivable plot holes, but all in all, it's an effective send-off and it's still the second-highest rated Batman movie on IMDB. It's ambitious, has good acting and punctuates one of the greatest film trilogies of all time. Personally, it's #3 for me, right ahead of The Batman (where mimicry is the purest form of flattery), and behind the other two Nolan offerings.


SymbioteSpawn

Nope, biggest mistake is sending all of Gotham's cops into the sewers then leaving them all kidnapped there like any of that makes sense. Or that the stock market wouldn't roll back sales or halt trading when there's a terrorist attack on the trading floor. Or that Bruce Wayne's mansion could be repossessed because clearly his generational home would still be under mortgage and that he had not enough personal liquidity to pay his power bill. I'm willing to suspend disbelief about punching a dude in the spine will fix paralysis because fuck it, Batman, but there's more, I'm sure, and those are what I remember off the top of my head. It's a very badly written movie with some fun scenes, but I don't get this sub stanning for it so hard.


TabrisVI

Or how did Bane trick whatever forensics team examined the wreckage that Pavil was there because they squirted some blood into a random corpse. Or why did he had to leave one of his guys behind when the agent saying he only reported having one prisoner was clearly an intimidation tactic. Bane even literally called him out on it. Or how were the police tracking the senator’s phone? And how did they show up, in full riot gear, so fast at the bar? Were they just patrolling the city ready to go? The timing of the movie is really weird, too. Batman is out on the frozen lake when Blake begins fighting those guys that take their time to shoot him on the end, but then somehow manages to get to Blake in time to save him. This happens a lot. I really honestly think it was rushed into production before the Nolans had a script they liked so they just had to figure it out as they went.


Puzzled_Ad_6273

🙌🙌


cobrakai11

Honestly opening the movie with Batman in retirement having done nothing since the Two-Face incident was such a downer it was hard to recover from.


GalaxySprinkles022

Even the idea that Batman retires because organized crime was put out of business is just a massive fail. Bruce's parents weren't killed by the mob, just an ordinary street criminal, and as long as there's any crime in Gotham, he's out there fighting it. It even undercuts the final of TDK, Gordon't lines about him being Gotham's dark knight, as apparently he just drove the Batpod home and called it quits. Having him retire put the movie on the wrong foot from the opening.


Bogusky

wrong foot?


SuperJLK

The movie should have started with Bane breaking his back. And then we jump ahead a few years. It makes more sense that way.


FuckingKadir

I think it's worse than the sum of its parts. I went into to that movie with sky high expectations and left feeling very deflated. That's not entirely the movies fault, but it is like 3 hours of 3 different movies mashed together, but still has some of the best scenes and performances in Nolan's trilogy. I'd be fine with saying I like it more overall than Begins, but I don't think it beats out anything else still on the list above it (for me).


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FreeLook93

That's a great way of putting it. While it does have some cool scenes, some of the writing is so bafflingly terrible I don't know how it made it into the first draft of the script, let alone the finished product. The fact that Batman emerges from a pit after having is back broken with has no resources or way to contact people somehow travels halfway around the world in about an hour to somehow get back into a quarantined Gotham City, which is about to be destroyed. The first thing he does when back in the city is take the time to paint with gasoline a giant fucking bat on the side of a bridge. How did somebody write that plot point and think it was in anyway a good idea?


FuckingKadir

I really don't have as much issue with the order of events, it's just that this movie was so overbloated that it has like 6 OMG plot twists and none of them have any room to breathe. Just watching it the first time it's jarring how many short scenes happen in such quick succession it gets numbing and pulls all of the punch out of those moments.


FreeLook93

You can apply the exact same thing to The Dark Knight as well though, it's just that it did a lot of other things better to distract your from it. So I agree with what you are saying, but I think it also applies to a lot of Nolan's other movies as well, it's just his others tend to be more well made so you don't notice it as easily. TDKR is just too unintentionally goofy for it to slide by unnoticed.


FuckingKadir

TDK definitely drags towards the end, but the pacing and character work before that suck you in so much that you almost don't mind lol. I think the biggest issue with TDKR is that it's obvious someone wanted it to be bigger than both of the other movies. I'm not sure if that was a studio request to have it compete with the Avengers coming out that same year or if Nolan was leaning into the line about "escalation" at the end of Begins. I'm more likely to say it was one of Nolan's excesses rather than a mandate lol, because he loves to swing for the fences in his movies. I have no idea what happened in Tenet but I think I loved it lol.


StashTheChandelier

Nope. It's terrible.


tomer25561

Don't agree with the list bit Batman and Robin is by far the worst one here


F_Major_Chords

https://www.reddit.com/r/batman/comments/xrzbke/batman_returns_cant_return_and_were_halfway_done/iqjpy7t?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share&context=3 My exact issue. Refused to do this poll when its obvious as fuck that half the people here aint seen over half the movies... Edit: id imagine this is the thought process behind most of these votes https://www.reddit.com/r/batman/comments/xssve7/dark_knight_rises_has_fallen_and_cant_get_up/iqmqa2w?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share&context=3


RickMonsters

The correct answer is Batman ‘89, but y’all can remove Lego Batman if you want.


StarWarsMarvel-More

Nah Batman 89 is awesome


seveer37

I still love Batman 89. And no it’s not just nostalgia talking. It might not be as dark and gritty as The Dark Knight or The Batman, but it’s still a blast! Nicholson having the time of his life, then having Keaton playing it so reserved just works so well. Plus Kim Basinger is still hot! Batman Returns is good but I still love 89 more! So boot out the Lego Batman.


legitbo1

Nah Batman 89 is overrated af, I think that the only reason it's portrayed as this great Batman movie is because of nostalgia


Cardkoda

This. I dare everyone to rewatch 89, dark knight and the Batman. Tell me that 89 is good. It's an okay movie at best that had Batman. Nostalgia is way too powerful


ThePaineOne

I’ve seen them all recently. Batman 89 is fantastic. The set design, the music, the costumes. The surrealism atheistic that showed a true auteur artistry. That being said Batman Returns is better and that was cut far too early.


magictheblathering

‘89 reinvented superhero films, and made them for adults. It’s not really nostalgia if it was groundbreaking when it came out.


urbalcloud

Watched all 3 recently. IMO TDK is best, ‘89 holds up, and The Batman is easily the weakest of the three. ‘89 has cheesy moments, sure, but the story rarely drags, the cast is awesome, and the setting is possibly the best looking of all three.


ThePaineOne

Everything you said is perfect. The Batman is so painfully average.


urbalcloud

Yup. There were some great moments in The Batman, but it was too long, too dark, and too slow. (IMO)


Scooberto45

Its the atomosphere thou!


Egocom

Great set design, great music, great mood Garbage plot, mediocre acting, plastic ass batsuit, unconvincing batman If much rather look at stills of 89 and listen to the music than actually watch it


LADYBIRD_HILL

I'm Gen Z and love the movie. Great joker and the set design is incredible.


MarshallBanana_

I watched it recently. It’s good. Better than I remembered in fact


FWC_Disciple

I was voting ‘89 before Returns and Rises but thank GOD y’all finally caught up. It’s NOT THAT GOOD A MOVIE GUYS.


ThighBiter1993

89


Some_Majestic_Pasta

Batman 89, no question


AdamSoucyDrums

It’s between ‘89 and LEGO now and it hurts me


Justice3442

Batman 89


RumAndCoco

Batman Begins


natehutchings

Lego Batman, not because I think it’s bad but because all the movies we have left are great and this feels like the right time to take the comedic entry off the board.


Shrezz336

Comedic does not equal worse


natehutchings

Oh, I agree. I’m pleased that Lego Batman beat TDKR, Justice League, BvS, and the Schumacher movies (which, notably, were comedic in a way that didn’t work). I just don’t think a comedic adaptation should get the top slot, and with the choices that are left, now seems like the time for it to go.


Maximillion322

Well there’s no way lego batman is taking THE top spot, but it definitely deserves either the third or fourth spot. First and second are gonna end up being TDK and The Batman. Third is gonna end up being Begins probably, but I can honestly believe Lego being third and Begins coming fourth.


FrederickTheGayt

IMO Lego Batman goes in #5. Mask of the Phantasm is just too good.


7Fox7

89


Spooder_guy_web

Batman begins


MrVaporDK

Sorry LEGO Batman. It is time to go.


Drose_since_03

89


Emergency-Sherbert38

People actually say Lego Batman, come on guys it's fire. I vote for Batman '89


lilalimi

Batman 89


PitchBlackFrenzy

Lego Batman


jculv

Lego Batman


russianbot24

TDKR should’ve outlasted 89 tbh.


solrac1104

Agreed.


SimonVpK

Lego Batman


Spider-Man_PS4

Batman 89


NothingWithMilk

You're all deranged! Batman '89


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Lego Batman


CarsonLame

batman 89


Knucklesx55

Batman 89


TX_vapeynah

What?????? Batman 89


Handsignals24

89


guoD_W

Batman 89


Mr_Monotony

Batman 89. I like it, but it's definitely the weakest of the remaining list.


sonegreat

89


TBFParcon

89


schloopers

89


Ranger-Roscoe

Love Lego Batman, but unfortunately it’s gotta go


Darth_Kaladin

Leg batman


_IamTheShadows_

>Leg batman Yeah, definitely 🗿


StonedBirdman

🦵


TheBatSignal

Lego Batman


Mandovr

Begins


crescent-roll

Batman Begins (and everyone saying Lego Batman...who hurt you, don't you know joy??)


FuckingKadir

I think it's people who only like grim dark Batman voting for Lego and it's people who don't remember a world without a bajillion Batman movies voting for '89. In both cases, children. Either way Begins is the right choice.


Maximillion322

Nah, 89 was my first ever Batman movie but I still feel like it’s time for it to go. It’s close for me between Begins and 89 but between the two of them, I like Begins because Batman has a character arc in it, and a lot more focus in general whereas in 89 it really feels like Batman doesn’t get enough attention. It’s a fantastic movie, don’t get me wrong, but that’s gonna be the one reason I like Begins slightly more


Sorvoe_551

Lego Batman


AJray15

Lego Batman


IgXorad_04

I am again going to vote batman 89 I just don't see how it's a good movie. For its time I'm sure it was good but today I thinkbits just poor.


FickleChard6904

Lego. A great love letter to Batman, but sadly the weakest of those remaining


chaktahwilly

I always thought Returns was better than ‘89. However my votes for Lego Batman.


Daisy046

Is there a poll for this or do they decide based on amount of comments? For me lego batman should go


ChishNFips87

Amount of comments. Looking back, I should've said.


S7venE11even

not too late to open a poll for the other rounds. Will save u much more time and effort.


Juliu_Seizure

Batman Begins


ThynesToons

I think begins


HotPrior819

Batman Begins should be next. If the three entry titles left it is the weakest.


Averenn

The dark knight is extremely overrated as a Batman movie


Feramah

Batman Begins


Early-Garden5052

Batman begins


Stunning_One1005

Begins


megamanjason

batman begins has got to go


ungodliest

Batman begins


Kriamat

Batman Begins


YaBoiJack055

Batman begins


musserstudios

Batman begins


cubsfan55

Batman 89 goes next


KeepItReal4Life

The batman


3eyeddenim

Lego Batman


Werewolf_lover20

LEGO Batman


hatecopter

Lego Batman


Additional_Rest_2758

Lego Batman


Techknow23

Lego Batman


Dark-Specter

I've heard a lot of great things about the animated one, but I have to vote it out on account of not having seen it and adoring batman 89


solrac1104

You talking about Mask of the Phantasm or Lego?


Dark-Specter

Phantasm, forgot the name. I really *should* watch it...


WhenDuvzCry

You should. It’s really well done.


ab316_1punchd

I could see this going with LEGO Batman, The Dark Knight, The Batman and lastly MoTP is coming out as the winner, though I could also think of TDK winning it all. Batman 89 has to go.


b1ank0ne

Begins


daxota_weeb

Batman 89


Broadbeck7

Batman 89


b_asic

Lego Batman


radiakmjs

Lego Batman, the longer it goes on the harder it gets


taius

Lego Batman


MaesteoBat

Lego Batman gotta go


boit0

Lego batman


SteeperDill

Lego Batman


Bojangles503

Lego Batman


Ok_Cartographer_1504

Lego


HostilesAhead_BF-05

lego batman


Jack_Sentry

Lego Batman


BuffaloFront2761

I mean, I guess Lego Batman I’m sorry


redtaildrummer

The batman


clovercereal

Nahh what the hell


faded_mage003

89


JKJoshua

89


clovercereal

Batman 89


StarWarsMarvel-More

Lego Batman


Prestigious-Flower73

Batman 89’ for sure. I get the love but it’s pretty dated all around. Batman MOTP is the quintessential Batman movie to me. The Batman has no real depth even though I liked the movie. Tdk and batman begins kind of get in their own way by being a grounded Nolan universe, Begins less so. Lego batman is really good for some reason?


solrac1104

I would say The Batman had some of the most depth. It actually explored and developed Bruce faithfully.


knapczyk76

89


MrSyndicate_

89.


Shrakakoom

89


walman93

Batman 89


Arrakis-Stranding

Batman 89


FreeLook93

Batman (1989)


Severe-Assistant4263

Out of all of these? Batman 1989, hands down


JaberDoe

Batman '89


zacgtg

89, Lego must win!


joefxd

89, hands down


Jaster3001

Batman 89


GammelGaddan_JR

89


Darth_Nevets

Batman 89. Just discovered this subreddit, and good to see the people have have taste. Except for Batman Returns going and Rises going down too fast. Easiest choice ever for elimination, every movie left is head and shoulders better.


McCasmyland

89


Maximillion322

89


StonedBirdman

89


YoKrayo

Batman 89


chiiiiiiiiiiiito

‘89 tbh i like returns more than 89


BruceWayne1940

Batman 89


Chop_Chop_21

Definetely Batman 89


PinkRadioPlaylist

Batman 89.


TheAsylum6969

Batman 1989.


DukeOfRisk

89


R-M0M

89


lvl100loser

89


Tango-Dust

89


Omgitsnothing1

‘89. It’s just nostalgia talking for you guys. Save Lego Batman for later.


The_Awesomizer

Definitely voting for batman 1989


Blackshirts98

89 for sure. Not a good movie


StarWarsMarvel-More

Take that back


Blackshirts98

Never!


StarWarsMarvel-More

:(


FuckingKadir

TDK is the best of the Nolan Trilogy, '89 is a classic that delivers on the Gothic vibes of Gotham in a way the other live actions don't, LEGO Batman I haven't seen all of but what I have is excellent, and Phantasm is just the objectively correct answer for "Best Batman Movie" so that leaves Begins. Get rid of Begins.


Double_Yesterday5131

Lego Batman


Magnificant-Muggins

Thank God. Lego Batman.


ASecondOfYourTime

Lego gotta go


Brave-Standard6192

Lego Batman


Gregariouscurmudgeon

Lego Batman


Anorand25

Lego Batman


BuggsBee

Lego Batman


theunicornpreacher

Batman 89


Remix367

Batman 89


llMAN_RAYll

Batman ‘89


Recent_Pack2776

89 it’s almost all Bruce Wayne stuff with some fun joker stuff


joebear174

Batman ‘89


Idle_Anton

Lego movie


CrispierCupid

Bye bye Lego batman


eucalyptus-1

Lego Batman


GarKan31

Lego Batman


Stalite31

Lego Batman


Awest66

Lego Batman. Glad to see TDKR at least outlasted one of the Burton movies.


OnLeatherWings

89


TheIronMuffin

Batman ‘89


lukinlbc

89


SteemieRayVaughn

Lego Batman


Randyd718

Lego Batman and not even close


ViralDenizen

lego batman


TommyGunn______

Lego Batman


sabrefudge

How is LEGO Batman still in? Haha. I mean… it’s fun. But definitely not better than some of the ones that are already gone.


sabrefudge

LEGO Batman, your time has come.


Jas378

Lego Batman


SneakerPxmp

Lego Batman needs to go lol