Batman 1989

Batman (1989) is one of a few movies that I have allowed my self to own as a DVD and again when it came out on Blu-Ray. When Batman came out in theaters in 1989 I was in my very late teens. I have always enjoyed this movie from the first time I watched it and every other time since.

Granted it may not have the added benefits of todays special effects and yes it may not compare to recent movies of Batman from Chris Nolan, but on its own I feel it does very well.

The obvious star of this movie is Jack Nicholson as the Joker. I won’t get into ranking Jack vs. Heath Ledger or even Cesar Romero. To do so wouldn’t be fair as each actor has been asked to play the Joker in different eras.

When it came out that Michael Keaton would play Bruce Wayne / Batman everyone had the reaction of (as I remember) that you hired an actor known more for comedies who also just had a hit in Beetlejuice to play a super hero. Obviously he played the role just fine as Batman was one of 1989’s top movies that year.

The only complaint I personally had with this movie is the fact they killed the Joker at the end. In my opinion you don’t kill off the main villain in the first movie. Warner Brothers in allowing this didn’t leave themselves the option of bring the Joker back in a later movie and by the time you get to Batman & Robin with George Clooney it showed.

If you’re a lover of the Batman comics or just a fan of the movies themselves, Batman (1989) on its own is a movie worth having in your movie collection.

Gotham City: dark, dangerous, becomes increasingly unsafe. We all know criminals are a superstitious, cowardly lot…so his disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts. He becomes a bat. Vicky Vale, a prize-winning photo journalist who wants to uncover the secret of the mysterious “bat-man”. Jack Napier, one-time enforcer for Boss Grissom, horribly disfigured after a firefight in a chemical factory…who, devoid of the last vestiges of sanity, seizes control of Gotham’s underworld as the Joker. Gotham’s only hope, it seems, lies in this dark, brooding vigilante, Batman!

Warner Brothers / Batman (1989)

Warner Brothers / Batman (1989)

Warner Brothers / Batman (1989)

Warner Brothers / Batman (1989)

Warner Brothers / Batman (1989)

Warner Brothers / Batman (1989)

Warner Brothers / Batman (1989)

Warner Brothers / Batman (1989)

Warner Brothers / Batman (1989)



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