There’s nothing wrong with superhero movies, but The Batman is definitely more than that. This recent DC movie directed by Matt Reeves was a total success by being the darkest of the on-screen versions of the antihero. After The Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix won Best Film at Venice Film Festival (2019), The Batman had to propose a deeper view. Honestly, Marvel movies could never.
As years go by, values & aesthetics change according to the current cultural standards and this directly affects what we consider to be a hero. The Batman 2022 is a great movie with several technical aspects, yet it also questions where Batman comes from and what makes him valuable. Batman is now a powerful figure emerging to maturity through several moral & intellectual transformations.
Another favorable outcome in The Batman is the way its narrative develops through the rhythm, which is measured in the beginning and progresses strategically. Batman’s middle section leads to an electrifying action in order to return to an intimate air towards the end. This maintains the excitement of traditional superhero movies but introduces profound questions at the same time.
Batman through history
The arrival of The Batman makes it the perfect time to review other representations of this antihero who’s one of the most iconic comic characters in history. Certainly, this last movie is the best one due to all we’ve mentioned. Yet, which other Batman representations are worth-watching? Well, we’ve selected three, so if you liked The Batman and want more, these are great options too.
The first two movies we chose actually belong to the same director, the great Tim Burton who directed Batman (1989) & Batman Returns (1992). In Batman, the Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war against crime, with his first great enemy being Jack Napier, a criminal who becomes the clown Joker. This is definitely one of the favorite movies of Batman fans.
Also, how do you forget the iconic Michelle Pfeiffer scene in Batman Returns where she appears through acrobatic jumps, lands, and shouts “meow” making everything explode? The Catwoman outfit & aesthetic of this film are magical and make it worth watching like all Tim Burton’s movies. This crime fantasy starring Michael Keaton & Danny DeVito is definitely one of the most entertaining Batman movies.
And last but not least, another great Batman movie is definitely The Dark Knight (2008) directed by Christopher Nolan. When the by then menace known as the Joker wrecks in Gotham City causing chaos, Batman is pushed to accept the greatest psychological & physical tests to fight injustice. This is also a great movie to think not only about the figure of Batman but of the Joker.
Where to stream The Batman
We’ve talked about how iconic Batman movies are, but the real question now is: where can you stream it online for free? As you know one of Film Daily’s specialties is free streaming, and honestly, everything can be streamed nowadays, the trick is getting the right link or website name.
Yet, free streaming has its consequences like constantly having to close annoying ads, yet, paying dollars would be even more annoying. However, if you have HBO Max or are planning to buy a subscription this is the signal you’ve been waiting for. The Batman arrived at the platform on April 18th after a period of exclusivity in cinemas. Also, this is a friendly reminder that HBO Max includes a free trial period.
Nevertheless, if you used that free period trial already to watch Euphoria, we have a free solution for you. As The Batman is a popular movie, it won’t be hard to find it online and sites like 123Movies, Putlockers, and Cuevana are guaranteed.