The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker, who has seized control of Gotham's underworld.
|Release Date||:||June 23, 1989|
|Production Company||:||DC Comics, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, The Guber-Peters Company, Warner Bros.|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Writers||:||Bob Kane, Warren Skaaren, Sam Hamm|
|Casts||:||Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Palance, Jerry Hall, Tracey Walter, Lee Wallace, William Hootkins, Edwin Craig, Robert Wuhl, Vincent Wong, Richard Strange, Christopher Fairbank, Richard Durden, Sam Douglas, Steve Plytas, Hugo Blick|
|Plot Keywords||:||double life, dc comics, dual identity, chemical, crime fighter, fictional place, gotham city, superhero, super powers|
Tim Burton takes a darker twist to a cheesy over the top silly TV show that was loved by everyone. Batman is now played by Michael Keaton. Michael as Batman was perfect, he had the look, humor, and mystery that is Batman. Playing Batman for him, he became the role and I will always stand by that. For me, he is the best Batman, no one besides the original Adam West can touch his performance.
Jack Nicholson is now the Joker. Who could ask for a better Joker? He has the look and dirty scary side to him that makes you fear but want to enjoy his presence on screen. He has such charisma and appeal, his lines were perfectly delivered and every scene, he stole. He and Michael were terrific together. They played off each other so well, it makes you go crazy almost. The Dark Knight vs. The Joker, the perfect super hero and villain. Jack stole my heart with his killer, no pun intended, performance.
Kim Bassigner was also fantastic. She plays Vicki Vale, the love interest of Bruce Wayne/Batman. She is a photo journalist who is looking for the true identity of Batman, which leads to the question of if Batman can trust another being with his darkest secret? She was absolutely beautiful and charming. No other woman could've done a better job.
Like I said, Tim Burton, he takes a different turn on this "Batman", but it's very appealing. Everyone loves this movie, and I can't blame them. Batman is the best super hero of all comic book hero's in my opinion. You see Spider-man can fly with webs, Super Man has super strength and can fly, but Batman just needs himself. He kicks butt by himself. :) The only thing you miss in the movie is Robin, his faithful sidekick, but I don't blame Tim for not adding him for this Batman. It wasn't needed. With a cool soundtrack by Prince and and awesome setting, please watch "Batman", it's a true classic.