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BATMAN
Year
1989

Director
Tim Burton

Writer
Sam Hamm
Warren Skaaren
Genre
Action

Cast
Michael Keaton
Jack Nicholson
Kim Basinger
Robert Wuhl
Pat Hingle
Plot Summary
Having witnessed his parents' brutal murder as a child, millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne fights crime in Gotham City disguised as Batman, a costumed hero who strikes fear into the hearts of villains. But when a deformed madman who calls himself
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Review by Chucky
This is the first movie that I ever recall seeing in a movie theatre, I would have been around 5-6 years old at the time and I have loved it ever since then.

I'm not a huge fan of superhero movies or fantasy movies in general, as I find they're just so far from reality that I just can't take them seriously. I guess that's a part of the reason why I enjoy this movie because it's grounded so much more in reality. Sure, a guy dressed up in a bat costume isn't an everyday occurrence, but he's not doing the usual superhero things like shooting lasers beams, smashing through walls with abnormal strength or anything like that. He's got a few gadgets, a cool lair and just brawls when he gets into fights.

I enjoy both Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson in this movie. Michael Keaton's performance doesn't possess the suave, cocky personality that many other actors apply to the Bruce Wayne character, and I prefer it this way as it gives his character a more sympathetic touch. While Heath Ledger has since stolen some of Nicholson's votes for best live-action Joker performance, he has a perfect blend of humour and crazy which makes for quite a memorable villain.

This version of Batman has a very dark, murky, gothic tone to it. While there are some comical moments, it's probably the most serious and realistic version of the caped crusader to date and I prefer it that way.
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