These Things Happen In Every Single Batman Movie & You Never Noticed

  • Published: 30 September 2019
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    Despite their vast differences in style and tone throughout the decades, every Batman movie tends to pull from the same handful of references and plot points again and again, to the point where you can pretty much set your bat-watch by them.

    Hey, did you know Bruce Wayne's parents were shot by a mugger in front of him when he was a kid? If you didn't, it's safe to assume that you've never seen a movie about the Dark Knight, because it comes up a lot. Seriously, we've had more scenes of Thomas and Martha Wayne being gunned down in an alley over the years than we've had Batmobiles.

    Admittedly, that makes a lot of sense. Along with the bats that inspired Bruce to put on a costume in order to strike fear into the superstitious, cowardly lot that is Gotham City's criminal underworld, it's the single most important thing about his origin story. Still, once you've seen it happen for the fifth or sixth time, it starts to lose its impact, even if each version tries to add something new. Tim Burton's 1989 Batman film makes it a major plot point by casting the murderer as the crook who would eventually become the Joker. Batman Forever shows the murders multiple times as part of a story where the Riddler is stealing memories. Batman Begins replaces the traditional movie theater with an opera house, and even shows us the trial of a remorseful Joe Chill, something that's never really been done in another Batman story.

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice leans into slow-motion close-ups, and puts a spin on it by having bats burst out of Martha Wayne's tomb.

    The one Batman film that doesn't feature the Wayne murders is, of course, Batman: The Movie, which ties into the 1966 Adam West TV series. In fact, in the show's entire 120-episode run, plus the movie, the killing is only ever mentioned once, in the pilot.

    It seems like Warner Bros. finally made up for that in 2018, when they included what might just be the darkest — and most hilarious take on the Wayne murders in the kid-friendly Teen Titans Go to the Movies. Who knew Robin was that stone cold?

    More than any other superhero, Batman has an incredible roster of compelling villains, with a deep bench that goes from worldwide threats like Ra's al-Ghul to sinister nuisances like the Riddler, and even classic antiheroes like Catwoman, who have become main characters worthy of a spotlight in their own right. They're the best bad guys in comics.

    As a result, the Batman movies are always eager to introduce a new villain, and almost all of them make sure to dive into their origin stories. Keep watching the video and you'll see these things happen in every single Batman movie & you never noticed.


    Why do you think they call it Crime Alley? | 0:13
    Villainous origins | 2:01
    Snarky Alfred | 3:58
    Not-so-secret identity | 4:50
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Comments • 228

  • Looper
    Looper   3 weeks back

    What's your top 3 Batman movies?

    • Snakie Andy
      Snakie Andy  3 weeks back

      1.batman under the red hood
      2.the dark knight
      3.the killing joke

    • Marlon  Moncrieffe
      Marlon Moncrieffe  3 weeks back

      1) Batman Begins

      2) Batman: Year One (which was released around the same time as awfully-titled 'The Dark Knight Rises.')

      3) Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    • martyc909
      martyc909  3 weeks back

      1) Dark Knight
      2) Batman (1989)
      3) Batman Begins

    • Couaovi H
      Couaovi H  3 weeks back

      @Prime Brawl Stars Easy ...

    • Movie Uploader
      Movie Uploader  3 weeks back

      1. Batman Returns
      2. The Dark Knight
      3. The Dark Knight Rises

  • Becki Terry
    Becki Terry  2 weeks back

    Heard I am in it ..

    • marksdad10
      marksdad10  2 weeks back

      1 Batman Returns, T2 Batman Begins & T2 Dark Knight

      • Patrick Kelley
        Patrick Kelley  2 weeks back

        I'm surprised they didn't mention how Batman magically has black eye shadow make-up on every time he puts on the cowl lol

        • Ruofin Quackenboss
          Ruofin Quackenboss  2 weeks back

          Wait your telling me Bruce’s parents were murdered and they show that in most Batman movies you’ve just blown my mind

          • marksdad10
            marksdad10  2 weeks back

            2 thumbs up. I love the sarcasm

        • S
          S  2 weeks back

          Mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it but a kiss can be even deadlier if you mean it

          • Mike Denzler
            Mike Denzler  2 weeks back

            A big reason I liked Spider Man Into the Spider -Verse was the fact that they poked fun at the fact that the “origin story” has been covered repeatedly... same with Batman

            • PurpleGhoul
              PurpleGhoul  2 weeks back

              oh shit one of the thing we probably didnt notice is batman

              • Noah Ndindjock
                Noah Ndindjock  2 weeks back

                The Dark Knight didn’t show the death. The dark Knight Rises didn’t show the death. The Dark Knight doesn’t show Jokers origin.

                • Whitney Asante
                  Whitney Asante  3 weeks back

                  You guys didn't even try to cover Batman killing despite his apparently very lax "no-kill" rule.
                  His female love interest never is played by the same actress in the sequel she even shows up at all.
                  The main bad guy comes stupidly close to killing Batman but fails.
                  Batman uses one of his vehicles to either arrive at the final battle or during the final battle.
                  Batman usually uses gravity for most of his kills depending.

                  I'm pretty sure there are more but most of those seem to transpire.

                  • J August
                    J August  3 weeks back

                    Since the first thing in your list by your own admission doesn't happen in every single movie I'm not going to watch the rest of your video

                    • HXSSON -_-
                      HXSSON -_-  3 weeks back

                      Did you guys know that batman breathes in every movie hes in

                      • Dwayne Walker
                        Dwayne Walker  3 weeks back

                        Umm, what was the point of this video? 🤦🏿‍♂️

                        • Aaron Walden
                          Aaron Walden  3 weeks back

                          What 80 years of rogue gallery villains couldn't do Matt Reeves did, BEFORE THE FREAKING FLICK EVEN CAME OUT !!! He has successfully killed off the Batman. 😞💔

                          • Aaron Walden
                            Aaron Walden  3 weeks back

                            Yeah but you know what WON'T happen in this next Bat-flick ?? Anything good 😝

                            This turd is gonna bomb so hard and turn out SO bad we won't be hearing from ole Batsy for a really long time after this...

                            • Games News
                              Games News  3 weeks back

                              What if they've cast William Dafoe as JOKER in the new upcoming Batman movie?!

                              One word:
                              DC WINS!!!

                              • Games News
                                Games News  3 weeks back

                                What if they've cast William Dafoe as JOKER in the new upcoming Batman movie?!

                                One word:
                                DC WINS!!!

                                • Cerberus
                                  Cerberus  3 weeks back

                                  Am i the only one who knew all of this

                                  • _*STORMR TROOPER_* _*TM*_

                                    How bout Uncle Ben getting mugged n shot😂

                                    • Oonagh72
                                      Oonagh72  3 weeks back

                                      The way y’all explained the deaths of Bruce’s parents made them all seem completely different. I have a renewed respect for them.

                                      • Osman Firat
                                        Osman Firat  3 weeks back


                                        • Rod Paton
                                          Rod Paton  3 weeks back

                                          Gets more boring with each reboot! Give it a rest!

                                          • I_ Funneh
                                            I_ Funneh  3 weeks back

                                            I know all about batman come on if you don't then you just watch the movies with your eyes closed 🤓😖😈

                                            • Callum Drage
                                              Callum Drage  3 weeks back

                                              Batman Villains:
                                              Mr Freeze
                                              Poison Ivy
                                              Ra's al Ghul
                                              Tahlia al Ghul
                                              Harley Quinn
                                              Killer Croc
                                              Sal Maroni
                                              Carmine Falcone
                                              Mad Hatter
                                              Hugo Strange
                                              Amanda Waller
                                              Lex Luthor

                                              • Cassius Felix
                                                Cassius Felix  3 weeks back

                                                Thing that makes batman special he's human just like us we can be him if we work hard enough that what makes a great batman

                                                • EVL X ZTR
                                                  EVL X ZTR  3 weeks back

                                                  Next Looper: Things you missed in Joker.

                                                  Me: the Movie isn't out yet.

                                                  • Dino Virgilio Monzon
                                                    Dino Virgilio Monzon  3 weeks back

                                                    Robin did WHAT?!? The Ingrate!

                                                    • Noah Jones
                                                      Noah Jones  3 weeks back

                                                      The scene where his parents get killed is literally the one thing that makes him become Batman so that’s really a given in all of the movies

                                                      • John Doe
                                                        John Doe  3 weeks back

                                                        Another gre.... ummm wait another stupid video from looper.

                                                        • Paul Dacon
                                                          Paul Dacon  3 weeks back

                                                          Michael Caine, as Alfred Pennyworth, saying “My name is My Cocaine.” in his thickest cockney British accent.

                                                          • MyLittlePimp11
                                                            MyLittlePimp11  3 weeks back

                                                            I've still never seen Batman forever or Batman begins... (Batman v Superman I don't care to see), but I've seen the other Batman movies. I really need to get around to watching those two movies.

                                                            • Unkn0wn_289
                                                              Unkn0wn_289  3 weeks back

                                                              You forgot the 40's batman film and turkish batman

                                                              • yerlee4
                                                                yerlee4  3 weeks back

                                                                No shit, it's Batman's origin story

                                                                • TheLocutus70
                                                                  TheLocutus70  3 weeks back

                                                                  Selena discovers he's Batman when they kiss.

                                                                  • sneakykamon
                                                                    sneakykamon  3 weeks back

                                                                    My favorite Bruce/Alfred scene will forever be the one in Batman Returns where Alfred mentioned security risks concerning fixing the batmobile and Bruce reminded him that he was the one who brought Vicki Vale into the batcave in the last movie. Alfred shut the entire fuck up right after that 😂

                                                                    • steve owensby
                                                                      steve owensby  3 weeks back

                                                                      Batman returns has my favorite catwoman.

                                                                      • Kyle Reese
                                                                        Kyle Reese  3 weeks back

                                                                        1:56, no wonder Batman slaps the shit out of Robin so much.

                                                                        • Kyle Reese
                                                                          Kyle Reese  3 weeks back

                                                                          Things that happen in every Looper movie:

                                                                          • theMasterChiefRules
                                                                            theMasterChiefRules  3 weeks back

                                                                            Ra’s is pronounced “raysh,” you POS fake Batman fan.

                                                                            • mr mackerpacker
                                                                              mr mackerpacker  2 weeks back

                                                                              @theMasterChiefRulesOh ok. Thanks for the info

                                                                            • theMasterChiefRules
                                                                              theMasterChiefRules  2 weeks back

                                                                              mr mackerpacker the creator of the character chose the Hebrew pronunciation of Ra’s, which is “raysh,” so anyone saying “roz” is incorrect.

                                                                            • mr mackerpacker
                                                                              mr mackerpacker  2 weeks back

                                                                              Some people call him Ra's and others call him raysh

                                                                          • ScriptedSquito
                                                                            ScriptedSquito  3 weeks back

                                                                            Batmans parents don’t die in every movie. They said the only Batman movie without parents dying is Batman: The Movie but you also have Batman Returns, Batman and Robin, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises

                                                                            • Joseph Gomez
                                                                              Joseph Gomez  3 weeks back

                                                                              What every Batman movie has:*His parents die*

                                                                              • Odd DARKWOLF95
                                                                                Odd DARKWOLF95  3 weeks back

                                                                                What happens in every Batman movie? Batman’s parents die and he becomes Batman

                                                                                • All The World's A Stage!

                                                                                  I had no idea Floronic Man was in Batman and Robin.

                                                                                  • Double C
                                                                                    Double C  3 weeks back

                                                                                    They need to do what they did with Spider-Man on Batmans parents like we already know, come on now 😂

                                                                                    • Michel Richards
                                                                                      Michel Richards  3 weeks back

                                                                                      The batmobile gets destroyed everytime... 😡

                                                                                      • Actionfan19
                                                                                        Actionfan19  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Yeah I'm very over all things Batman.  Mostly because in my 30 years of existence I've seen more bat stuff then anyone should.

                                                                                        • victor 91
                                                                                          victor 91  3 weeks back

                                                                                          #0 Martha

                                                                                          • Kiddo
                                                                                            Kiddo  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Bruh that teen titans scene 😂😂😂 Bruce was shook