The Batman is now out in theaters and the reaction from both critics and fans alike seems to be that Matt Reeves has made one of the best Batman movies ever. But is it THE best? We've done our own official ComicBook Batman Movie Rankings, but every fan is certainly going to have their own list. The question being debate on social media is whether the undisputed king of Batman movies – The Dark Knight – is still king now that The Batman is here.
Without a doubt director Matt Reeves has done something special with his vision of Batman – but is it better than what Christopher Nolan achieved with his epic Batman vs. Joker crime-thriller?
Here's what social media is saying:
Can't Touch This
Nobody can touch Christopher nolan Dark knight pic.twitter.com/9OojClyaAk— karthik (@hackiz) March 4, 2022
This image from The Dark Knight still towers over the competition.prevnext
Numbers Never Lie
The Dark Knight 94 %
The Batman 84 %
as awesome as the Batman obviously is, people need to stop saying it's better then TDK. Nothing will ever beat that movie. pic.twitter.com/yTsYMUYrnq— Love Sux (@octaslasher) March 4, 2022
Some fans aren't even bothering to argue this debate. They're going straight to the stats.prevnext
A Masterpiece! But...
So happy to witness a mind-fucking solo batman movie after almost 10 years!!March 4, 2022
The film is dark,raw and intense, breaking the "superhero" template once again.
Marvel fans-this is just not for you😁
...Just not a masterpiece, masterpiece, like The Dark Knight.prevnext
TDK Lovers Can Love The Batman
Just finished The Batman and I thought it was pretty good! The Dark Knight is my favorite movie of all time, and I've been craving a new solo, live-action Batman film. I'm especially happy that we finally got a movie trying to showcase why he is "the world's greatest detective". pic.twitter.com/KfujRQO0w0— KayJulers @ Xenoblade 3 Hype Train (@KayJulers) March 4, 2022
All Batman Fans Are Good Fans
For some fans, it doesn't matter which particular Batman movie you like – so long as your allegiance is to Batman movies.prevnext
I’m reading The Batman reviews and they’re saying it’s just as good or better than The Dark Knight. That’s saying A LOT.— Dedee 🥀 (@thoughtfulbae) March 4, 2022
The Real Dark Knight
The real Dark Knight pic.twitter.com/8ofrm8KMdJ— hartxx (@luvhartxx) March 4, 2022
Travis Scott is never living this down.prevnext
14 years ago I was at this same theater for a midnight showing of The Dark Knight opening night. Now I’m here to watch Dog with Channing Tatum on The Batman’s opening night pic.twitter.com/RwFknl3lev— Gaspar Joé 2 (@fsociety033) March 4, 2022