Ben Oliver

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Batman Begins

Took quite a fall, didn’t we, Master Bruce?
30 December 2017

Holy reboot Batman! Bruce Wayne was really down on his rubber-clad arse in the last film and Christopher Nolan dragged him by the cape into the 21st Century. This might be the greatest turnaround in Hollywood history.

It’s also possibly the only modern super hero film series that keeps a straight face right the way through without being ridiculous. Everything else is either tacky and laughable, or works because it doesn’t take itself seriously (see, every Marvel film ever).

Blew me away when it came out, and 12 years on it’s still fresh and exciting.

The only downside is that it set off a reboot of every franchise any studio exec could think of.