Batman’s Fist Fight With Parademons
Another reason I admire Batfleck is his dirty, relentlessly brutal, all-out-brawl-style of fighting with which he made mincemeat out of Lex Luthor’s goons in Batman v Superman’s warehouse scene – worth the price of admission alone. Even with that glorious sequence in mind, I was genuinely surprised to see Batman engage in hand-to-hand combat with Parademons in Zack Snyder’s Justice League – worth the price of an HBO Max subscription alone.
Once Justice League finds Steppenwolf under Gotham Harbor interrogating Cyborg’s father, Silas Stone (Joe Morton), they quickly intervene, with Cyborg and Flash helping hostages’ escape while Wonder Woman (a goddess) takes on Steppenwolf with her shield, sword, and, lasso as Batman (technically human) fights off a few Parademons mainly with his fists. Before calling on Alfred (Jeremy Irons) to send the Knightcrawler after taking some damage, he holds his own pretty damn well against the winged, otherworldly beasts, and without much reliance on his utility belt.