A DC already has a long history in theaters, with adaptations that disappointed and others that became great successes in the hero genre. As Batman being the great flagship, other characters also starred in great stories that deserve to be checked out by fans. Today, we show you a list with 5 must-see movies of the DC Universe on HBO Max.
Directed by Matt Reeves, who did an outstanding job on the “Planet of the Apes” trilogy, The Batman showcases the iconic DC Comics character in a way never seen before in theaters. Drinking from the source of the great classics of the bat comics, the feature presents the detective side of the Gotham vigilante and delivers an investigative thriller plot.
Dark, sometimes also falling to the side of horror, as seen in many pages of the bat, the film also stands out for presenting the densest version of Bruce Wayne, with the billionaire presenting several layers with the great performance of Robert Pattinson, who established himself as the definitive Batman of the big screen.
Batman the dark knight
From the mind of Christopher Nolan came one of the greatest trilogies in the history of hero cinema. With a more down-to-earth approach than other films in the genre, including the Bat, Nolan takes extra care to explain everything he shows in a way that fits with a more real version of the hero and the world around him.
“The Dark Knight” is not only remarkable for its protagonist, but also for having the best interpretation ever seen in a DC Comics antagonist. Heath Ledger gave a show as Joker, delivering a unique and extremely interesting version of the villain, which was only possible due to the actor’s work together with the director’s vision. With an excellent plot, written in a sublime way, the feature is still considered by many as the best hero movie in history.
The Suicide Squad
After the failure of the 2016 film, virtually no one believed that DC’s team of villains, or anti-heroes, could bounce back. However, that’s where James Gunn stepped in and showed that he knew very well how to use the publisher’s characters. Known for his work at Marvel, being the director of “The Guardians of the Galaxy”, Gunn also proved his worth in the competitor, and today he is even the big boss of DC in theaters.
Reusing characters from the 2016 film, such as Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, the film also brought new names like the Peacemaker, who became a hit played by John Cena. With a lot of humor, a good dose of madness and extremely acidic, The Suicide Squad took the team from absolute failure to success and acclaim.
The Man of Steel
Zack Snyder has a troubled history with DC Comics. While many see the director as a true visionary, there are also those who blame Snyder for the failure of the DCEU. However, “Man of Steel” is certainly one of the director’s hits during his time at Warner.
Being the film that introduced Henry Cavill as Superman, the film truly showed us epic clashes between super-powered beings, with brutal and impactful fight scenes. In addition, if Snyder lost his hand in the following films, at least in the bluebird’s origin film, the director managed to get the tone of the plot and character development right.
Whether you’re a longtime fan or someone who’s never seen the film, DC’s first Batman movie is still an excellent choice today. Michael Keaton, who returned to the role in “The Flash”, was immortalized as Batman/Bruce Wayne for delivering a great version of the hero. With an iconic and very striking Gotham, the film also delivered a great version of the Joker, who was played by Jack Nicholson.
Although nowadays it seems a little dated, the truth is that the first Batman is an excellent film and has a charm of its own with the direction of Tim Burton.
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