Superior in every conceivable way to the first Michael Keaton BATMAN, and anyone who doesn't think so is out of their goddamned mind. Not only is Keaton perfect again, but so are Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken. The scene where Bruce Wayne and Selena Kyle discover each other's alter egos still gives me a rush, and I can't tell you how many times I say "You've got kind of a dark side, don't ya?" to other people. Great dynamics and themes going on all over the place in this one.
The most welcomed reboot of all time grounds Batman/Bruce Wayne in some kind of actual "reality" and the results are both refreshing and damned entertaining.
This is the first real origin story for Batman in the movies and it seems like all the bases are covered, including how things aren't perfectly executed for Batman right out of the gate. In addition, Gotham City is finally given a reason to survive... a reason to be protected. By the time the Schumacher…