Well in my honest opion my favriot Batman movie would be the new one and Batman Beyond with Batgirl, Robin and of course Batman... other then that I havn't seen or didn't really like the other ones... (Adam West needs not be mentioned as batman, just say batman and you see West's face floating in front of your eyes...
Christian Bale is the definitive Batman. I can think of no one better, even of his predecessors that brings more to the role than he does. His turn as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho proves his ability to play unhinged characters to total perfection. The Dark Knight has more issues in his lfe than many of his enemies. I was never convinced that West, Kilmer or Clooney were right to play The Bat and as for Keaton, he was more or less a fill in until Bale could take up the cowl some years later. As my buddy Raxl sez, they finally got it right.
Gotta agree too, Bale really made the character for me.
Yes West is Iconic as Batman and will probably always be identifiable to the chatacter but Bale, he really put his stamp on it and is now known as Batman to me.
I love George Clooney, but Bale is the best Batman.
FE you MUST see Batman Begins, I would rate it very high on my list of favorite movies. You could sneak it in with all the horror movies, there are bats all over this movie, plus it's dark. There's some light comedy, but not like the previous 4 movies or TV show.
Let's all do our best to forget about Adam West, shall we?
Clooney, despite my vast difference in opinion about all things political, I really like, and wanted to really like, as Batman.
I can still remember when I saw the trailer, and saw the shot of Bane throwing the Bat-signal off the police HQ. I knew when I saw that, there was no way that movie could suck.Then I saw the movie.
Keaton was fine, but I didn't care for the Burton films all that much. The batmobile has...machine guns?
Kilmer, for what it's worth, was reportedly Bat creator Bob Kane's favorite.
Adam West isn't so much a serious Batman but just the lines and how serious they were.
'How did you crack that safe Batman?'
'Well commisiner I used my crack a safe in 30 seconds box.'
'Stail safe crackers batman its a good thing you had that!'
'Indeed robin, now I'm going to figure out the last three minets of this episode where we well rush in and either beat up the bad guys with a variety of kapows! and Blamo's or be placed in a easily escapable sitchuation which well leave everyone on edge.'
I'll have to chime in with Christian Bale as the best all time caped crusader. (and I loved him in Reign of Fire too) I liked most of the Batman movies, but after seeing Batman Begins, none other can compare. We have all of them on DVD, but only watch Begins. (even though I adore Val, he sucks as Batman. Michael Keaten did better than I thought he would. His Bruce Wayne was most believable. But the kick-ass off-road "river jumper" might have had a lot to do with the fact that I adore Batman Begins!)