• Elias Tafwed

    ★★★ Watched by Elias Tafwed 26 Dec, 2014

    "What's one film you don't like that everyone else adores?" Batman (1989) would be the answer. Well, most of Batman (1989). First act was very good, didn't really like the second act a lot, and the third saved it.

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  • doctorindy

    ★★★★½ Added by doctorindy

    El silencioso viaje en Batmóvil a la Batcueva demuestra una comprensión del personaje por parte de Burton y Keaton que me deja atónito. Compensa algún patinazo en la construcción del héroe.
    El resto de la peli también está de puta madre, densa, fascinante, oscura (payasadas incluidas) y con una atmósfera tremenda.

    Jack va con la chorra fuera.

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  • Matthew Crabtree

    ★★★½ Watched by Matthew Crabtree 26 Dec, 2014

    Pretty fun movie, refreshing after living a life only knowing the dour Nolan Batman.

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  • Tommy Keane

    ★★★ Watched by Tommy Keane 25 Dec, 2014

    As the first it's definitely notable and quotable, but it really doesn't hold up for me. It's cartoonish and framed very often like a comic, which works well, though. But it is so very 1980s in that it's a 2 hour movie that feels like it takes 4 hours to watch.

    Jack Nicholson is weird and crazy, but he definitely doesn't fit the role physically, and the back story is very very weak. It's not quite childish, but also it's…

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  • Benjamin S.

    ★★★ Watched by Benjamin S. 20 Dec, 2014

    I'd forgotten how goofy Bruce Wayne is in this. Maybe he comes off that way more because modern superhero films are about young men in peak physical condition, while Keaton is clearly a man in his late thirties who falls down way more than you'd expect. It makes the whole thing feel a little more whimsical, less like a superhero film and more like a film about a rich dork trying to be a superhero but not quite living up…

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  • Jason

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Jason 24 Dec, 2014

    "you ever dance with the devil by the pale moon light?"

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  • Lorin Granger

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Lorin Granger 21 Dec, 2014

    I make art until someone dies.

    I admit that half my love for this film is nostalgia, the other half Jack Nicholson. Yes the production design is great, Prince is great, and Michael Keaton does the best he can (with a story that doesn't much care about Batman), but it's Jack who keeps this movie alive for me. His performance has only gotten better as I've gotten older. What came off as wonderfully bizarre/theatrical nonsense as a kid, is now…

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  • optimulus

    ★★★ Watched by optimulus 22 Dec, 2014

    It took a while to get through this because I kept trying to grab Michael Keaton's hair to wash my dirty dishes. Tim Burton's Batman universe is an interesting alternative to the gritty, modernized Nolan trilogy. I'm not much of a superhero fan so I kept comparing these two visions and while I prefer Keaton and Basinger to Bale and Gyllenhaal, I prefer the more modern interpretation.

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  • Gray Brian

    ★★★★★ Added by Gray Brian

    The best superhero movie ever made. Burton took a huge chance with this movie in so many ways--making the first character-driven superhero movie, casting a comic actor as the lead, making it dark (as it was meant to be made). Whatever his legacy, this movie is perfect.

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  • bulletproofQpid

    ★★★ Rewatched by bulletproofQpid 20 Dec, 2014

    The movie that got me back into comics...

    I love Tim Burton. I love Batman. Unfortunately, this time around anyway, the two don't mix well. There are elements that I really like. The news anchors who look like they haven't bathed or changed clothes for days in the midst of Smilex scare. The Gothic architecture of Gotham, which DC Comics actually incorporated into the comics after the movie. The balloons full of Joker gas.

    And Michael Keaton. Michael Keaton, who…

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  • Bridger_Wingate

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Bridger_Wingate 17 Dec, 2014

    If not for most of the scenery which really breathes life into Gotham City or Danny Elfman's wonderful score, watch Batman to see two great performances on both ends of a subtle-crazy spectrum, one from Michael Keaton as the Birdm-Batman, and Jack Nicholson as The Joker, both working off of each other with good dialogue. Kim Basinger does well as Vicki Vale. Tim Burton's direction is good. Most of the effects are aged, especially the light effects and one shadow…

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  • Baz The Film Guy

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Baz The Film Guy 16 Dec, 2014

    Dated, campy and slightly absurd, yet there's no denying the enjoyment factor of Burton's interpretation of Bob Kane's Dark Knight.

    Keaton isn't the best Bruce Wayne, nor Batman for that matter, however, he was the first Batman I remember as a child, and for that, he is BATMAN!

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