With the final installment of The Dark Knight trilogy out this weekend and IMAX tickets selling for up to £75 online, there’s never been a better time to be a fan of the Bat. But we have two words for you: batsuit nipples. Wonderland racks up the best and worst of the Batman franchise.
(1) Heath Ledger as the Joker, The Dark Knight
How often did you hear people go around saying “Can I show you a magic trick?” after this film came out? Regardless, it’s possibly the best introduction to a villain in the Batman series ever.
(2) Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, Batman Returns
If you want someone to thank for fashion’s obsession with PVC and bondage, thank Tim Burton for introducing it the world via Michelle Pfeiffer. Anne Hathaway has a lot to live up to.
(3) “Where are you?”, Batman Begins
There was once a time people thought Christopher Nolan was crazy for taking over Batman, the poisoned chalice of superhero films. But he transformed the cheesefest franchise into something altogether more menacing – as this clip shows.
(1) Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr Freeze, Batman & Robin
Watch this clip and then say to yourself: “This man was voted the Governor of California.” Repeat this to yourself till it all makes sense. (It won’t.)
(2) Christian Bale’s voice, The Dark Knight
“Someone with bronchitis gargling through a mouthful of tar” just about covers it.
(3) George Clooney’s Batcredit card, Batman & Robin
Remember when George Clooney was seen as deeply, deeply uncool because of Joel Schumacher scenes like this? Clooney probably wouldn’t want you to. But we do, George. We do.
Words: Zing Tsjeng