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Subj: Re: Topic of the Week- Tim Burton- Batman....
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 at 10:36:16 pm EDT (Viewed 123 times)
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Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 at 11:13:49 am EDT (Viewed 149 times)

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Seeing "Birdman" the other week got me thinking.

Why is/was Tim Burton's 1989 Batman film so great?

To this day I still love it and yet Michael Keaton wasn't quite right for the part and Jack Nicholson was practically chewing the scenery he was overacting so much.

So my follow-up question is, was Batman only great back then or is it still great now? and why?

PPP

I think people were SO hungry for a serious Batman film (the last one we'd had was in 1949 at that time) that the 1989 film seemed like a masterpiece.

Another thing that marred the film was Joker's death. They COULD have brought him back easily, though. Remember how Jack Napier was shot across the face, giving him a gruesome grin? They could have had it done the same way with the Joker and Bob. The Joker said, "Give me your gun, Bob!" and shot Bob in the face, causing Bob to fall. They could have had Bob survive with the same sort of wound the Joker had received, becoming the second Joker. He could have blamed Batman for his creation, too. If Batman hadn't defied the FIRST Joker, Bob never would have been shot! ;\)



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