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The Moment: Bruce Wayne changes into his full Batman regalia for the first time in animated film Mask Of The Phantasm. The shock on Alfred’s face says it all... the Bat cuts a menacing figure.Why It’s Great: Batman’s main weapon is fear, as exemplified by the fact even Bruce Wayne’s closest friend and confidante is startled by his appearance.
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Jun 20th 2012, 9:38
wow! that was a long read, but a good read though, not surprised that the Joker takes up a vast amount of this top 100.. i love the scene with jack nicholsons joker killing everyone in the art museum with poisonous gas,was creepy as hell when i watched it as a kid
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Jun 20th 2012, 11:14
Love number 14!!!
Jun 20th 2012, 11:35
Will definitely have to look up the scene with the villains discussing how they nearly killed Batman. "I threw a rock at him". Brilliant.
Jun 20th 2012, 14:47
Glad to see the Arkham games in there.. I remember playing Batman on the Amstrad in the late 80s. It was an Isometric game where every door lead to a different puzzle and you have collect all the parts for the batmobile. Went on for ages..Brilliant.
Jun 20th 2012, 18:09
Okay, so the Tumbler is cool, but surely the introduction of Burton's Batmobile is handled more stylishly. It's just boom - here's an awesome car. We'd already seen the Tumbler, all be it in camouflage paint. Also love the bit in Burton's film just after the car chase where Keaton fights off a load of goons. One guys vaults over a wall and pulls out two swords and Bats just raises his fists to fight him unarmed. Awesome.
Jun 20th 2012, 19:39
Really fun read. Well researched. Personal favorite omissions....... the end of Batman: Arkham City where Mark Hamill's Joker makes an elegant bow out..... Batman destroying chemical plant in Burton's Batman. The music, visuals, so dam cool.......... unassuming introduction of Bruce Wayne at the party in Batman, Keaton at his coolest........ when he first drives Vicki Vale into the cave......... Basically I coulda done with 10 more moments from the original Burton film.
Jun 20th 2012, 23:44
I would have liked to have driven into Vicky Vales cave.. :D
Jun 21st 2012, 5:21
What? No Batman: The Bold and the Brave? Thank the lord, worst animated Batman series ever! Really good list, maybe a few too many from the Nolan series. Missing for me: Batman Returns, the bat/cat fight where the whip comes out; the 60s Batman opening credits and The Lego Batman games deserve a shout out for humour.
Jun 21st 2012, 6:57
@chufferstud, good shout with the 60's theme. Completely forgot about that. One of those iconic tv theme tunes. Wonder if Nolan can add it onto the beginning of Rises. Dinnah-Dinnah-Dinnah-Dinnah-Dinnah-DarkKnight-Ri-ses
Jun 21st 2012, 6:58
....or ,Alfred could call Bruce wayne for his evening meal. "Dinner-Dinner-Dinner-Dinner-Dinner-Bat-Man"........I'll go back to work now.
Jun 21st 2012, 16:34
Come on guys, "Number 13) A Shocking End"? Do your research. In the original version of the film, Tim Drake SHOOTS the Joker, killing him. The Joker electrocutes himself in the child-friendly version. Next time make sure you have the right information.
Jun 21st 2012, 18:16
I haven't read the list but they should include the end of Arkham City.
Jun 22nd 2012, 6:46
@Samuel2484 Yes that's right, I just prefer the censored version - Tim seems more deranged when he throws himsel at the Joker, even if the actual death happens off screen.
Jun 23rd 2012, 12:11
100! - Total Film this is getting ridiculous. Why is it constantly 50 or 100 Greatest...? It takes ages to get through. Make up your mind, be decisive and just go for 10 like everyone else!
Jun 25th 2012, 6:11
I noticed in the cartoon one where the kid named Joel gets all excited about uber campy Batman stuff, he's also standing outside a "Shoemaker" store, just in case you didn't get the dig.
Jun 26th 2012, 13:14
Great List, but I would have include the part in Begins when the henchman is running around all panicked and shouting "where are you" and Batman appears upside-down behind him and says "here". Simple and gives me chills every time. Also the scene where the Batpod emerges from the destroyed Tumbler is thrilling. I've seen it at least 10 times already and I still get that feeling.
Jun 27th 2012, 13:17
I'd take out anything from Batman Forever and Batman and Robin.. there's a great bit in Batman Returns when the Penguin is controlling the batmobile.. (I can't remember it exactly but...) as he is heading towards a particularly narrow gap Michael Keaton says something like "this isn't good"... it was the first time I'd ever seen Bats look remotely concerned about his health. Good list though
Jul 5th 2012, 19:39
On #98 the words were Jim Gordon's, not Batman's. But yes, one of the best Batman moments indeed.
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