Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was loaded with a lot of epic moments. Both Batman and Superman had their chances to shine.
Be warned, in this article, we're going to take a look at our favorite Batman moments from Dawn of Justice which means major spoilers for the film if you are yet to have watched it.
This is a fresh take on Batman. Christian Bale's take in the Dark Knight trilogy left some big shoes to fill. Ben Affleck stepped in the role (masterfully, might I add?) and took Batman to new heights. There is a considerable difference between the previous cinematic Batman and Dawn of Justice's.
Let's take a look at his five best moments.
The Batmobile chase was arguably the best action sequence of the entire film. Batman used gattling guns, flares, other cars, and the Batmobile itself as weapons in a mindblowing sequence.
The Batmobile looked awesome the entire time and all of those Dodge Challengers were fine to look at, too.
To cap the scene off came the first encounter between Batman and Superman, though Clark and Bruce had already met. It was all pretty epic.
I Believe You
In a moment ripped straight from the page's of The Dark Knight Returns, Batman put down Lex Luthor's menacing, scarfaced henchman and freed Martha Kent.
It's always good to see the movies pay homage to the comics especially when they mirror the original content this closely. A man with a gun threatened Batman in Frank Miller's comic, telling him, "Believe me! I'll kill a kid!" to which Batman responded, "I believe you," before putting him down.
What it led to may have been even better, though.
"I'm a friend of your son's," Batman told Martha.
"I figured," she responded. "The cape..."
Batman chalked one up on his win category after the fight with Superman but didn't go all the way with the kill.
Not only was it nice to see that Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice wasn't afraid to show us a clear victor in the super hero show down but it also had its seemingly ruthless Batman show mercy. Clark's callout for Martha, his captive mother, struck a nerve in Batman's memory of his own mother, and ultimately led to the two saving the world.
Not only was the quick take on Batman's origin story one of the film's highlights but the first time we see the Bat was epic.
Batman - perched in a corner like a real bat - over a victim - perfectly still - and then dodging bullets. The first appearance of Batman in the DC movie universe was one of his best moments and made one thing very clear: this is not a Batman who wants to be messed with.
Though it was technically Bruce Wayne and not Batman giving the film's closing speech, the words he spoke earned the monologue a spot on this list.
Bruce stood with Diana at Clark's funeral and said, "I failed him in life. I won't fail him in death," before concluding that they need to round up the other super powered people on Earth. He knew a fight was coming and they would need a cohesive team to take it on.
Plus, after that he went to intimidate Lex Luthor who responded by telling him the "He is coming," in a likely reference to Darkseid.