Batman can lay claim not only to
Gotham, but to many impressive firsts as a franchise. The campy television
iteration starring Adam West may be a very sixties curio for modern viewers,
but the fact remains that its success eventually paved the way not only for
Marvel and DC’s multi-million dollar forays into the world of television, but
also every Watchmen, The Boys, and assorted other televisual incarnations of
Not only that, 1989’s Tim Burton-directed
Batman was a massive hit, and its subsequent series of sequels proved there was
a market for more dark-but-fun adult superhero stories on the big screen.
Christopher Nolan’s reboot of the films managed to bring comic book adaptations
some mainstream critical love, as well as huge commercial success, and Zack
Well, the Batman franchise has
always been plagued by the occasional irksome mistake, whether it’s on the
small screen, in print, or even at the multiplex. As this list can attest, no version
of Gotham’s favourite son is free from sin, and even the more acclaimed films
are dotted with continuity goofs and all manner of plot holes.
So at the risk
of sounding like we’re angry over magic xylophones, here are the twelve most
shocking mess ups on Batman’s cinematic history.