Batman ★★★½

There are certain moments in this that really shine. Burton’s aesthetic lends itself perfectly to Batman’s world. At the same time it feels very dated and a little dull. Batman feels like a random dude in a suit and nothing special, to some degree the Joker does too, 

I enjoy Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne, he gives a sensibility and vulnerability to Bruce that reminds me of the animated series version of the character. As Batman he’s never intimidating and often accidentally silly though. Nicholson is great as the Joker, but it’s weird that we see him before the transformation. It doesn’t make a lot of sense how weird he starts acting, but it’s good. 

I love the Elfman score and the Prince songs were a nice touch.