Batman ★★★★

2018 Superhero Rewatch: In which I return to superhero movies I've seen before to see how time has treated them.

I was almost 12 the year this movie came out, and I remember it being the biggest thing in the world. Finally, a superhero on the big screen! It's funny, what with today's twelve a year, and more if you count direct-to-video, but then it had been a whopping two years since Superman IV, and it felt longer.

Keaton and Nicholson's performances hold up, and the visual aesthetic of the movie is still grand. It's a Batman of the 80s -- not the best there is, but certainly the best they could have done at the time. Let's just all be grateful that this was before Burton felt the need to put Johnny Depp in everything.