This weekend audiences will flock to movie theaters across the county to watch The Caped Crusader battle it out with the Man of Steel. It is, after all, the cinematic clobbering match of the century. Even if the movie isn't great (as nearly every critic has written in their reviews), fans still want to see the two iconic characters clash.
Captain McKay's stop-motion short arrives just in time then. If you want to see two larger-than-life characters duke it out but don't want to pay the money to see Zack Snyder's latest stinker, this short will get the job done.
While it doesn't feature Batman fighting a near-invincible Kryptonian, it does have The Dark Knight facing an equally indestructible foe in the form of The Terminator. In this dark, gritty dystopian future, the machines have already won. Batman wages an underground war against Skynet and its killer robots, enacting one final counter measure to end the threat to mankind once and for all.
Turns out the Batmobile is more than a match for the machine soldiers of Cyberdyne. But when it's Batman one-on-one against Arnold Schwarzenegger himself, things get a little more complicated. Batarangs don't phase the man-like machine, so Batman has to get creative with his fighting methods. Thankfully, there's a reason Batman is known as the world's greatest detective, and he quickly thinks up a solution.
The entire short is impressively made, featuring a great electronic soundtrack that incorporates iconic sounds from both Batman and The Terminator franchises. The action is fluid and well-animated as well. Overall, it's one of the better stop-motion videos we've seen in a while, coming at a time when more than a few Batman fans may have a sour taste in their mouth after experiencing Batman v Superman. You can check out the full video below.
If you do insist on watching two of DC's biggest heroes fight on the big screen, at least know what you're getting yourself into. The film currently sports a 30 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, ranking it below other superhero films like Batman Forever and even Ben Affleck's Daredevil. But hey, at least it has two orphans punching each other, right?