• JP

    ★★★★ Rewatched by JP 04 May, 2016

    Out of all the Batman films (Nolan included) this one is my favorite. There are so many great things about this film. The score is so iconic and one of the most nostalgic sounds on the planet. Nicholson's portrayal of the Joker is a hit or miss. There are some instances where he is amazing and some where he is just campy. Keaton on the other hand is all around amazing as Batman, aside from his horrific haircut. I don't…

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  • sav

    ★½ Watched by sav 04 May, 2016

    holy FUCK the amount of gothic goodness in this!! its so hot!! i love how much attention burton pays to how dark gotham is (this and batman returns being the best display of gotham out of all batman films tbh) but that could be bc i am a goth myself. :) oh and the soundtrack dominated by prince!! im Ascending!!

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  • Travis McNinja

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Travis McNinja 29 Apr, 2016

    As I turn 30 I realize I have been too hard on my one time favorite flick. This was the first time I saw Batman on the big screen (granted I was just there as I was 3) and it has become a victim of my own personal Bat prejudice. As Bat-Mite once said on the excellent Brave and the Bold Animated Series one of the things that keeps Batman endearing is he is open to all kinds of interpretations.…

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  • freykarensa

    ★★★ Watched by freykarensa 03 May, 2016

    Classic, film ini keren sih, tapi menurut gua michael keaton kurang cocok buat jadi bruce wayne atau batman, tapi jack nicholson ?? Sampai sekarang belum ada actor joker yg jelek... apalagi waktu scene di museum yg di puter lagu prince, beuuuh

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  • Rachel Wagner

    ★★ Added by Rachel Wagner

    Sorry fans I didnt like it. People talk about Michael Keaton being so great, but he’s hardly in the movie. Next time you watch it pay attention to how much dialogue and screen time Keaton actually has and it will surprise you. Jack Nicholson as the Joker just shouts a lot. I mean there’s a long unnecessary Prince musical number in the middle? I don’t get the appeal to be honest. Even the makeup I don’t really like.

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  • Kristi

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Kristi 02 May, 2016

    High points include the score, the Prince songs, and Jack Nicholson.

    Low point is Michael Keaton's hair. I can't get over it.

    Batman is over-the-top in a lot of really great ways. The action sequences can get a little campy/cartoony, but it works. The atmosphere (helped a lot by the score) created for Gotham City is another strength. Overall it's a really fun movie and much better than the next few to come out after it.

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  • Sebastian Fitzpatrick

    ★★★★★ Added by Sebastian Fitzpatrick

    In a time where Batman was known for the campy 1960s Adam West television show Warner Bros decided to give movie goers and comic book fans a serious take on the character and hired Tim Burton to direct (which was a brilliant choice) and started filming in the backlot of Pinewood studios in London.The hype was huge,I'd say this and the Phantom Menace were the most hyped movies from the twentieth century and when it came out ift wasn't just…

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  • cactuar

    Rewatched by cactuar 01 May, 2016

    this movie weird

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  • jalkazar

    ★★★ Rewatched by jalkazar 02 May, 2016

    The 1989 Batman movie feels dated by todays standards much due to the fact that so many things have been done better since it was released. Keatons Batman isn't an interesting character in this movie and neither is his romantic counterpart Vicki Vale, a character that feels forced into the movie just to be damseled in distressed. Luckily for us Jack Nicholson carries the latter half of the movie with his amazing portrayal of the joker, a character that seems to bring out the best in many actors. In the end this was a good comic book movie before the heyday of comic book movies.

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  • Movieman97

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Movieman97 30 Apr, 2016

    In my opinion, while "Superman: The Movie" definitely got the superhero movie train started, "Batman" is the film that proved what they can eventually become. While I prefer Nolan's interpretation, I personally still admire Tim Burton's take on the character, as his dark and gothic style perfectly complemented the tone and environment that this particular version was trying to create. This is the film that proved superheroes can be dark and gritty while also being able to stand out on…

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  • Gabirus

    ★★★★ Watched by Gabirus 29 Apr, 2016

    Still awesome and so funny. Plus, MUSIC BY PRINCE!

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  • Vance Woods

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Vance Woods 27 Apr, 2016

    The original Batman (sorry, AW): a little dated and at times hard to understand how Keaton took himself seriously in the role, but still in terms of nostalgia my favorite. Don't get me wrong--Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy is the definitive movie version, but this is what started the ball rolling.

    Prince's soundtrack is at once incredibly goofy and awesomely good. It's one of those scores that immediately floods back into your brain, even though you probably haven't thought about it…

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