Video: 50 Years of Comic Book Movies in Less Than 4 Minutes
YouTube supercut includes 100 comic book films, starting with 1966’s "Batman: The Movie"August 10, 2016
Normally, you’re supposed to give gold for a 50th anniversary, but one YouTube channel has given the world something even better: a supercut.
“Batman: The Movie,” one of the first feature superhero films ever, was released on July 30, 1966. Recently, the YouTube channel Moon Film paid tribute to the Adam West and Burt Ward classic with a fantastic supercut called “50 Years of Comic Book Movies.”
The video features 100 different comic book films that followed in the Caped Crusader’s wake, from hits like Richard Donner’s “Superman” and Joss Whedon’s “Avengers,” to lesser known gems like “Tank Girl” and “The Rocketeer,” and sets them all to Richard Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries.”
If you watch closely (or read the comments) you may notice one or two omissions, like “Howard the Duck” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” but Moon Film has assembled an impressive collection that nevertheless showcases just how far the genre has come.