On Batman Day, watch these films featuring the superhero online
September 19, 2020 3:06:07 PM
One of the most popular comic-book superheroes, Batman seems to be around forever. It seems like there is a Dark Knight for every generation.
Batman Day is a celebration of the Capped Crusaders and to celebrate that day, watch these movies online on superheroes.
The Dark Knight: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video (Bold every sub-title)
It was The Dark Knight that made Christopher Nolan one of the world’s top filmmakers. The titular king of all superheroes, the film released in 2008 and is still one of the fan favorites. While it was certainly a superhero film, it did not have a large-scale climate fight between a good man and a bad man, both costing him dearly. Its adversary was a great mind (no matter how ill and twisted), and not a great fighter. The Dark Knight also explores a set of complex ideas, one of them being the war on terror.
Batman Begins: Amazon Prime Video
Batman Begins is more than just a Batman film. It is also a story of prevailing adverse circumstances. Bruce is impressed by his father’s lines which encourages him even when he stumbles: “Bruce, why do we fall? So that we can learn to lift ourselves. “Alfred later reminds Bruce of these lines when Bruce feels he has lost everything in the wake of the destruction of the Wayne mansion. It is a lovely scene and it summarizes what the film wants to say. Batman Begins, as dark as it is, is an optimistic story of eventually overcoming internal demons.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Amazon Prime Video
Zac Snyder has great ideas but they don’t always translate well. This is a welcome change to pit an abusive Batman against an abusive Superman who refuses to smile (in this film Cavill compares Superman to Christopher Reeve’s 1978 film Superman). And the fight works, and it’s really comic-y in the best way, as long as the infamous ‘Martha’ moment. Still, if you want to see these superhero icons in live-action, this is your only option.
Justice League: Commotion Play, YouTube
This DC team-up film, despite its flaws, made me expect more where DCEU is going. Of course, many things go wrong – the villain could not be more ordinary. But the jocular, fun interplay between the main characters and seeing some great comic-book superheroes come to life was an unforgettable experience.
The Dark Knight Rises: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video
The Dark Knight Rises begins with the best setting scenes in superhero films. It’s all downhill from here, and yet Nolan’s most blockbuster-ish film is quite entertaining. It ended Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy and brought the most terrifying villain, Bain (Tom Hardy), before a hardened Batman. The film explores what happens when you break Batman, metaphorically and physically.
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