Nerd moment: Who is the best batman

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Best Batman

  1. Batfleck

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  2. Michael Keaton's Batman

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  3. Christian Bale's Batman

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  4. Adam West's Batman

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  5. George Clooney's Batman

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  6. Val Kilmer's Batman

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  1. pc747

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    I created a poll of the latest versions of Batman minus the cartoon version, as it is not a fair comparison. With that said I encourage you if you have Amazon Prime (where you can watch it for free), as it can be found under Superman the Animated Series Season 2 episodes 16-18 or as a complete movie wherever videos are shown, to check out Batman Superman World's Finest. Other than The Dark Knight Returns, that is the best version of a Batman Superman combination outside of the movie verse or Justice League cartoons. Plus I would have to say it is not as dark as TDKR.

    So share below your favorite versions of Batman both on the big screen or animated.

    Who would you like to see play batman in the future rather in the movies or animated?

    What Batman story arcs would you like to see portrayed?
     
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    I'd like to vote but without having seen all the different Batmans yet, I can't vote with 100% certainty. The only one I haven't seen is Affleck thus far.

    But at this point, I'd have to go with Keaton, then Bale (though could do without the cheesy gritty voice) in a close second, then West. Kilmer and Clooney...just...no. LOL. Especially Clooney.

    And I can't say who I'd like to see don the cowl next as I just don't keep up on celebrities that much.
     
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    I'm not a huge batman fan, but of all the actors, Bale made the part the most believable while in character.
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    I liked afflecks version of the role. I think it could've been deeper but it's a step towards what Batman has become..using guns and killing may have been a bit far for purists..but it would be a necessary evolution. His fighting method and size are more in line with what I always envisioned when I thought of Batman.

    Clooneys Batman was terrible to me...he just didn't pull it off.. could've been the supporting cast too.but I feel it was he just isn't a believable bat.

    Val kilmer I actually liked..

    Keaton was cool and controlled.i did like how he portrayed the bat except always revealing who he was ..so dang easily.

    West was the original don't particularly care for that version..but ya have to respect v1 ...it got the ball rolling.

    Bale..I may be unpopular when i say...he did an ok job.. something about his teeth has always annoyed me...perhaps it's more his upper lip? Looks like he has a fat lip all the time..that's something that people would see and remember and put 2 and 2 together..hey your mouth is like the bats.....or maybe..you got a purdy mouth...? baaahahahhahaha.. he took to showing an Arkham style of showing evolution in the suit and toys...I liked that..small and not very efficient as a fighter..the voice...don't get me started..
     
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    You'd have to understand the mindset of the time when the tv show was out. It was a non animated Looney Tunes, never meant to be taken as seriously as thing are today. It was low budget, low and cheesy special effects and was about the first show ever to make fun of itself. The original Batman movies were even better than the tv show.

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    This is a free thread so feel free to vote or comment regardless if you seen them all.

    Personally I loved the batfleck version because he really signifies what the bat should be, minus the killing. If you seen the Christian Bale version you would be like, you look crazy but I could take you. But batfleck you want no part of. Despite the morals (which is a result of the story teller) you really get a sense of a Batman that you wouldn't want to cross ever.

    @94lt1, check out the ultimate version. My opinion, it's a far superior movie then what was shown in theaters.

    Christan Bale Batman benefited from a far superior storyteller in Nolan vs Snyder. I know you can't separate the actor from the story but Nolan's Batman was better flushed out.

    Michael Keaton Batman in my opinion was the original Batman for me. Yeah I saw the Adam west but that was more "Looney Toon" (as someone said). Keaton's Batman was the inspiration that the 90s cartoon was based around. He was menacing, yet you would not believe that guy was the bat. Yeah he did not have the size of batfleck, but man you wouldn't want to see him in a dark alley.

    The Clooney and Kilmer batmen were more Adam West like so I really did not feel that. But that was more a result of critics complaining about Michael Keaton's Batman being too dark. So the decided to lighten up the mood.

    Minus storytelling here is the order for me:

    1) batfleck
    2) Keaton
    3) Bale
    4) Kilmer
    5) Clooney (sorry but everything from the suit to the demeanor would not scare criminals, they would probably get caught because they could not defend themselves from laughing so hard)

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    I definitely would go for Christian Bale, awesome actor.
     
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    That's why I didn't judge..just said I have to respect v1..it started it all :)
     
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    I plan on checking it out as soon as it's not just a digital release lol...
     
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    While I really like Michael Keaton as an actor, all I see during his part as Batman was his Beetlejuice... I just couldn't take him as Batman

    This question definitely will be have a different feel for those that have watched each portrayal from the first one TV...
     
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    To be honest, I liked Afleck, Bale, Keaton, and to an extent Kilmer and Clooney.
    I can't say who is best really because these are all different versions of a character. Did they fit their respective stories? Yes. So in that context none were really bad. Now Kilmer and Clooney suffered from horrible stories and production. The producers didn't know the source material at all.
    Taking that all in... To rank them I would say right now:
    Batfleck
    Bale
    Keaton
    Kilmer
    West
    Clooney

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    Bale all the way. Although I'm extremely biased as hell because I loved the Dark Knight comic series. Seeing it on film and then doing super well in the theaters...I just loved that gritty-style of Batman.
     
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