Best Batman Moments:
Batfleck – “There were perfect things, Diamond Absolutes. But things fall, things on Earth. And what falls …..is fallen.” It’s amazing how things that happen in the movies also happens for people in real life and it is really unfortunate that Ben Affleck’s first ever dialogue in the DC Universe is what has happened with his character in the movies.
Ben Affleck’s Batman was really a Diamond Absolute, and it’s too bad that we couldn’t get a perfect movie with the best Batman there is. Everything about this version of Batman wreaks of comic books, and no I don’t support his murders, as Batman should never be made to do that. But despite all that, we still wish his Batman to get a solo film. Our wish won’t be granted to us now, so it is the perfect moment to get nostalgic and remember the best moments of Batman in the DCEU.
Disclaimer – Batman’s arc in Justice League was nothing less than crap, and being a die-hard Batman fan, this really makes me sad. So the upcoming list mostly focuses upon BvS.
1. Bruce Runs towards Destruction
The opening of Batman V Superman was retconned with the ending of Man of Steel pretty well as Snyder gave us the fight between Superman and Zod from the world’s perspective. Metropolis was being turned to hell and there’s nothing that anyone could do. This is the moment where the whole movie sets itself up, with Bruce trying to save everyone he can without caring for his own life. It was a pretty cool opening sequence and deserves to be in this list.
2. The Batmobile
Even though Batman ended up brutally murdering some bad guys with his Black Tank, it was still a great Batmobile sequence and I’d argue that it was better than the one we got in Batman Begins or the Dark Knight as Batman went all out in this one. The Batmobile was used almost to its fullest potential, and then to top everything, Bruce met his match right at the end. “Tell me, do you Bleed?”
3. I’m Rich
“Barry – What are your Superpowers again? Bruce – I’m rich!” Well, this may not be one of the bigger and greater Batman moments, but it still shows the eccentric habits, and Bruce’s ability to make awesome comebacks in a conversation. Another one of these spoiled rich moments came at the end of Justice League, where Bruce just bought the Bank because of his reflexes.
4. Bruce’s motivation to fight Superman
“That Son of a Bitch brought the war to us. Counted dead, thousands of people. What’s next, Millions? He has the power to wipe out the entire human race and if we believe there’s even a one percent chance that he is our enemy, then we have to take it as an absolute certainty!”
Well, this particular scene was so intense and so well executed that it still gives me the chills.
5. Mad Max – Batman kills
According to some new reports, the Knightmare Batman sequence would have been a part of Justice League 3. Moving past the trivia, we see Batman fighting Superman’s evil goons. Even though I’m against Batman killing everyone, this seems that he has been pushed right towards the end and the only way to walk alive it to kill your way out. The intensity with which Batman takes all these soldiers was pretty amazing and this scene is surely something different and unique.
6. Something’s definitely Bleeding
There was a big tonal change for Batman from BvS to Justice League as he started to make jokes for a change now. But moving past hating what Joss Whedon made Batman do, the quippy line after the fight was actually pretty funny.
Batman brought in the “big guns” in the name of Lois Lane and that showed how he was not just a big brooding insanely strong human, but he also has a very considerate heart. The whole Do you Bleed moment retconning BvS was great, but the big highlight was the punchline where Batman goes – Something’s definitely bleeding.
7. Bruce Trains
BvS shows us how insanely strong Bruce is in so many ways. But the one sequence where we see Bruce’s real strength and determination was his training moment. We see him prepare his kryptonite armory simultaneously, but his workout routine is what catches everyone’s eye. Bruce gets his beast mode on as he deadlifts a 150 lbs. rod with just one hand. Damn! This is the scene that shows us how Bruce is at the peak strength that a human can have. He’s big, he’s strong, and he’s capable of taking out at least two dozen individuals one his own at once!
8. Men are Brave
The one thing that was a rather disappointment in BvS was the showdown we all were waiting for ending in just 8 minutes because, “Martha.” But that doesn’t mean that the fight wasn’t good. The pay-off was dumb, but we got to see Superman and Batman beat the living hell out of each other.
Sups rams Bats into a freaking building and then throws him on the roof! Batman replies with Kryptonite, bringing him down to the level of a mere human. Then Superman gets the brutal beat down of a lifetime, realizing who’s the boss. “Breathe in, that’s fear. You’re not brave. Men are Brave!” This is where Superman realizes that he screwed up.
9. Batsy catches Harley
Well, this is somewhat of an honorable mention as there’s not much to choose from in Suicide Squad. Batman’s Joker chase sequence was shown from the perspective of Harley and Joker, but seeing Batman sucker punching the crazy lady underwater was pretty funny. To top that, Batsy gets the kiss any of us would kill for.
The warehouse fight wasn’t just the best Batman fight sequence we have ever seen in a Batman movie, but it was one of the best fights of all time. This was something that we have never seen. We’ve seen Batman take down petty thugs but not like this. This Batman was on a totally different level when it comes to fighting.
He took down more than 20 men all alone not relying a whole lot on his gadgets but using his immense brawns to save the day. The brutality with which he takes down these goons, punch after punch, turning into an Arkham video game mode, throwing people off like they were rag dolls was just insane. This is one of the reasons we absolutely love Zack Snyder.
Batman’s plan at the end of Justice League was dumb, but his intent to sacrifice himself was still admirable. The prison sequence in the Batman V Superman ultimate edition, where Bruce warns Lex was also thrilling. The little moments involving Bruce and Alfred, and the cynicism behind those scenes were also pretty amazing.
Ben Affleck really is the Batman we’ve always needed. It is unfortunate that he had to leave under these circumstances. Sure he was flawed right from the beginning with Snyder making him break the one rule that makes Batman so sacred to the fans, but Affleck really played the character perfectly. Reports suggested that his script for The Batman was the best that we could ever get, but ultimately it wasn’t meant to be.
If Justice League would have done well with all these characters and made a considerable amount of profit, then we wouldn’t be seeing this day. Batfleck would have continued his story in the shared Universe until he wanted to leave the character. Now let’s just hope Matt Reeves does justice to a character that is all about Justice.
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