The 10 Most Awesome Sci-Fi Movie Vehicles
8. “Tumbler” Batmobile, Christopher Nolan Trilogy
While the Batmobile from the ’60s Batman series was undoubtedly a design masterpiece (and a nostalgic’s dream) it was with the onset of a new millennium that we were granted a reprieve from the decades of disappointingly campy takes on the Batman franchise (yeah, that’s right Schumacher). It was with Christopher Nolan’s 2005 effort, Batman Begins, that we got to enjoy the truly morbid story of the Caped Crusader’s conception, with no apologies made for dark or adult content. And with a new Batman came new, cooler gadgetry. The new Batmobile — or “Tumbler” — was undoubtedly one of the best features of the (soon-to-be) trilogy. It was weird-looking; it was military; and with its dual front autocannons, rocket launcher and tank-like armor, it was seriously, seriously tough. With a determined goodbye to any notion of tights-wearing, hammy actors paff-slapping midgets in costumes, the Tumbler helped wrench Batman into the 21st century.