Sunday, March 18, 2007


Staring: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Whul
Director: Tim Burton


Gotham is gripped with crime. The streets are ruled by thugs, and the city is controlled by the tight grip of gangsters. Hold on, I’m speaking about this film like people have never seen it, let alone never heard about it.

Batman and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne fight off the evil henchmen of Carl Grissom (Jack Palance), and later that of the Joker (Nicholson). Vicky Vale (Basinger) and reporter Alexander Knox (Whul) both investigate Batman and Bruce Wayne, with only the former beginning to figure out there is a connection between the two “separate” men.


Batman is a great film, while not as great as Batman Begins was, for the over a decade Batman was the best Comic Book movie ever made. The film holds up surprisingly well even to this day, with only a few brief moments of “cheese” that the film could have gone without.

The movie is better than the Shumockery of Batman, which occurred partially by the third film and completely in the George Clooney junk-fest.

Verdict: *** 1/2 /*****

1 comment:

Matt Ramone said...

Didja hear the good news? Katie Holmes is out, Maggie Glylynhallalalamadingdong (lord do I loather her and her brother's last name) in the new Batman movie! Huzzah! Dunno about Heath Ledger, but I'll trust Nolan on this one.