• ZawMine

    ★★★½ Added by ZawMine

    Love it. Enjoyable and fun.

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  • Chip

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Chip 28 Mar, 2015

    You guys have no idea how big a deal Batman was for me when it first came out. I was thirteen - the perfect age for a movie that wrestled super heroes away from little kids ... and put them in the hands of older kids. This movie has the word "shit" in the first five minutes. There's death and gloom and even a little sex. And it was hugely popular. Also, Prince.

    The movie's treatment of Batman's origin is…

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  • Jamie Rogers

    ★★★★ Added by Jamie Rogers

    While watching Batman you need to realize Tim Burton was much more focused on the twisted mind of The Joker than on a story actually about the Dark Knight, he's almost a secondary character, almost as if he was only in the film as a necessity. Needless to say, Keaton is a fine Batman and the film's thrilling, but really it would be nothing without Jack Nicholson's powerhouse performance.

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  • Caleb Paasche

    ★★★ Added by Caleb Paasche

    A little hard to watch after seeing the brilliance that is Heath Ledger's Joker, but a good film nonetheless.

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  • Nate Gass

    ★★★ Rewatched by Nate Gass 12 Mar, 2015

    Can We Still Be Friends? podcast episode 22 - www.canwestillbefriends.net/ep-22-batman/

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  • EnricoSBen

    ★★★★½ Added by EnricoSBen

    masterpiece

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  • MsStackattack

    ★★★★ Rewatched by MsStackattack 16 Mar, 2015

    It's a gas!
    I just love how theatrical this picture is. The opening sequence has Batman floating down, slowly lowering his cape in front of a shit ton of fog and its HELLA badass. The trick to watching a Michael Keaton movie is to watch for when he slips into Beetlejuice (I can show you when it happens).

    I would seriously party with Joker.

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  • Pantoja

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Pantoja 23 Jun, 1989

    I previously had this rated higher. It hasn't fallen, in my view, because of the advances in film today; I've just had to take a more unbiased view of this movie. Keaton plays a good Batman, but I can't even rank him in the top 2 of his portrayal of Bruce Wayne. Jack is obviously great as the Joker, but Pat Hingle's Gordon is weak. And though I like Michael Gough's Alfred, he seemed to physically weak to be Batman's…

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  • PhantomRide

    ★★★ Rewatched by PhantomRide 13 Mar, 2015 1

    Dated. Editing can be lazy. And the camera work and lighting is really kind of terrible. But somehow this is still the best modernist comic movie to me. The tone of the story and the performances is just right. The batmobile looks like a batmobile - not a jacked up hummer. The movie isn't embarrassed about its silliness, which all post modern comic movies seem to be. I find myself wanting to watch this version much more than the Nolan versions.

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  • Mike Hricik

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Mike Hricik 11 Mar, 2015

    Because sometimes you just need to watch Batman.

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  • Justin Favaro

    ★★★★★ Added by Justin Favaro

    When Superman IV: The Quest for Peace failed miserably, the comic book movie was a touchy subject, but it seems that Warner Bros still had faith in the still developing genre when they helmed Tim Burton to direct the first Batman movie since the 60s. This film was a controversial one because gone was the campy whams and pows from the 60s. In it's place was a dark, gothic, gritty, crime-ridden Gotham City and a dark gritty Batman. What a…

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  • Alex Keipper

    ★★★½ Added by Alex Keipper

    Watching the original Batman today is like hitting a magic rewind button and going way, way back. Before the glory of Batman Begins, made possible by the folly of Batman and Robin, which was only slightly worse than the flop of Batman Forever, a non-fitting sequel to Batman Returns. But the original Batman, headed by the team of Burton and Keaton, is a simpler kind of movie. One villain will suffice in this early superhero movie, and characters don't have…

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