Monday, October 24, 2011

Batman (1989) Review.

If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.

Disclaimer: We do not dislike Batman movies but we do hate Tim Burton movies and this Batman movie does not have the feel of a Batman movie it feels like a Tim Burton movie and if you like Tim Burton movies you will like this movie.

Directed by: Tim Burton
Genre: Action Adventure, Comic Book, Tim Burton,
Release Date: June 23, 1989 (1989-06-23)
Running Time: 126 minutes
MMPA rating: PG-13

The Good: It started out OK but quickly diminishes, Good soundtrack,

The Bad: It is a Tim Burton movie and it feels like one, Every thing looked really weird, Michael Keaton was not a very good Batman, The plot was kind of pointless,

Plot: As a child, billionaire Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton) saw his parents murdered by a mugger. He vows to avenge their deaths in a lifelong battle against crime as the costumed vigilante Batman while concealing his secret identity behind his playboy image. By the time he begins his career as Gotham City's protector, the city is controlled by crime boss Carl Grissom (Jack Palance). Despite the best efforts of newly-elected district attorney Harvey Dent (Billy Dee Williams) and police commissioner James Gordon (Pat Hingle), the police department remains corrupt. Reporter Alexander Knox (Robert Wuhl) and photo-journalist Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger) begin investigating the rumors of a shadowy crimefighter dressed as a bat terrorizing Gotham's criminals by night.
Vicki and Knox attend a benefit at Wayne Manor, where Bruce is taken by Vicki's charms. That same night, Grissom's second in command, Jack Napier (Jack Nicholson), is sent to raid the Axis Chemicals factory. After the police receive a tip-off and arrive to arrest him, Napier realizes he has been set up by his boss, angered by his affair with Grissom's mistress. In the midst of the shoot-out, Batman arrives and takes out Napier's henchmen. Napier fires at Batman, who deflects the bullet off his steel gauntlet and sends it ricocheting back into Napier's face. Reeling from the pain, Napier topples over a platform rail but manages to grab a lower rail with one hand. Batman tries to pull Napier to safety, but loses his grip, and the criminal falls into a large vat of chemicals. Shortly thereafter, he emerges from an adjacent reservoir, his skin bleached white, his hair dyed green and his lips dyed red. Following a botched attempt at plastic surgery, Napier is left with a permanent rictus grin, similar to the jester on a joker card. Driven insane by his reflection, he fashions himself as "the Joker", kills Grissom and takes over his empire.
The Joker holds the city at his mercy by chemically altering everyday hygiene products, causing those using a certain combination of products to laugh to death — leaving them with a post-mortem grin resembling his own. Watch the movie to what happens next but we don't recommend it.

Plot: 4.3/10- It starts out with a OK plot but quickly declines in to pointlessness and not to mention the weird Tim Burton feel of the movie.

Action: 5.8/10- There was some action but nothing special.

Acting: 6.1/10- Jack Nicholson as Joker had the only good but not great performance and Michael Keaton(Batman) and  Kim Basinger (Vicki Vale) were not very good.

Special effects: N/A

Soundtrack: 7.7/10- The soundtrack was good.

Comedy: N/A

Overall: 6.0/10 Over Batman is an important in that it starts comic book movies as a viable genre that can be successful in the box office and it was good for its' day but doesn't hold up well today.

Closing comments: As we said earlier we can't stand Tim Burton movies but if you like his movies you should like this.

Recommended for: Comic Book movie fans, Tim Burton fans, Batman fans,


  1. i've seen this one. it was all right but not that great. either older films are better than the newer films or the other way around. the newer one has to be the better one in this area of batman.


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