Batman (1989)

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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
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Genres:Fantasy, Action
Production Company:PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, The Guber-Peters Company, DC Comics, Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Countries:United Kingdom, United States of America
Director:Tim Burton
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Plot Keywords:double life, dc comics, dual identity, chemical, crime fighter, fictional place, gotham city, superhero, super power
  • Burton`s masterpiece
    July 21, 2003

    This is truly a Fantasy/Comic movie-masterpiece. First of all- the excellent cast- Jack Nicholson shines in the role of the manic and crazy Jocker. Nicholsons character is truly amazing- like a mixture of his former roles/characters in "Chinatown" (Jake Gittes), "One Flew Over the Cuchoo`s Nest" (Randle McMurphy), "Prizzie` s honor" (C.Partanna), "the Witches of Eastwick" (Daryl Van Horn) and of course "The Shining" (Jack Torrance)- but (the character) still keeps his own style. Michael Keaton also proves to be the ideal type for Burtons`s Batman. He reminds on the dark Batman from the "Dark Knight" Batman comics, and is the exact opposite of Batman introduced by Adam West in the 70`s. Second, Tim Burton created a unique athmosphere, exactly matching to the characters. Some people say that this movie is to dark, but I wouldn`t agree. I must not forget to mention the exciting Batman Theme composed by Danny Elfmann. Burton`s Batman, differnt from all the other Comic-hero movies, like Spiderman, Superman, Flash or Hulk, provides a refreshing character dimension.

    One of the best movies in the 80`s.