BATMAN (1989 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.4|5.0 Starsììì

Batman—‘cool’ in 1989—uses a milder comic book feel than previous Batman stories to depict its storyline, but classifies itself as ‘corny’ with its dialogue and poor special effects when compared to the 2005 production of Batman Begins. Jack Nicholson does not do justice to the Joker as well as Heath Ledger did in The Dark Knight. The film becomes a good study for collegiate studies on Michael Keaton as an actor and films by Tim Burton. Michael Gough as Alfred Pennyworth performs that character from 1989 to the 1997 Batman and Robin with consistency of portrayal.

Storyline

Mayor Borg (Lee Wallace) demands a safer Gotham City and Batman (Michael Keaton) assists.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Tim Burton for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Benjamin Melniker and Michael E. Uslan for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton), Joker/Jack Napier (Jack Nicholson), Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger), Alexander Knox (Robert Wuhl), Commissioner James Gordon (Pat Hingle), Harvey Dent (Billy Dee Williams), Alfred Pennyworth (Michael Gough), Carl Grissom (Jack Palance), Alicia Hunt (Jerry Hall), and Bob the Goon (Tracey Walter).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It’s a dated look at early Batman films.

Ben Meyers


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