Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Classic Trailers: BATMAN

     There is a big superhero film opening this upcoming weekend, Thor: The Dark World, so why not present a trailer for a classic superhero film. It was one of the first of its kind and was a really well made film. Classic hero, over-the-top villain and, for the time, some pretty great effects and not full of CGI stupidity. I am writing about Tim Burton's Batman, released in 1989. The film starred Michael Keaton as the billionaire Bruce Wayne and the famous caped crusader Batman. He is still the best at playing Batman. Sorry Christian Bale. You were good, but Keaton was great and his voice as Batman was acceptable and not a groveling piece of...I still do not know what they were going for there. Still love those Nolan films though. They are the best, but Burton's Batman had a unique, dark vision from the famous director and who could have been better to play the Joker than Jack Nicholson. Nicholson was the highlight of the film and just owned every scene in that movie. I still think it is a toss up between who was better between Nicholson and Heath Ledger. Both were completely different takes on the character and were highly successful. The film is still highly enjoyable and definitely has that comic book feel to it, where Nolan's films are more practical and placed in real world aesthetics. And that score by Danny Elfman is truly iconic. A dark, sarcastic film that definitely contained Burton's style and some decent comic book flare. The film also starred Kim Basinger, Jack Palance, Robert Wuhl, Michael Gough, Billy Dee Williams, Pat Hingle and Jerry Hall. Enjoy!

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