It's certainly entertaining enough but the film as a whole doesn't quite match the brilliance of the two lead performances. In this film Tim Burton does a very good job of bringing the Dark Knight to life while also seemingly giving the dark, foreboding city of Gotham a life of its own. For me, he is the best Batman, no one besides the original Adam West can touch his performance. Playing Batman for him, he became the role and I will always stand by that. Our hero has no magical, mystical superpowers.
The movie is a thrill ride from the beginning to the end, and is enjoyable for all ages. You see Spider-man can fly with webs, Super Man has super strength and can fly, but Batman just needs himself. She is a photo journalist who is looking for the true identity of Batman, which leads to the question of if Batman can trust another being with his darkest secret? Jack stole my heart with his killer, no pun intended, performance. After falling out between the two Grissom has Napier set up with the Police and Napier falls to his apparent death in a vat of chemicals. The supporting cast, led by Kim Basinger as the requisite love interest, doesn't add much.
I have never seen any character more suitable than these pair of super actors as super heroes. The city is almost a character unto itself in the film. They played off each other so well, it makes you go crazy almost. Director Tim Burton does an amazing job bringing this unreal world to reality, and Kim Basinger is excellent as Vicky Vale, the film's main female presence. Instead of leaving well enough alone with a fantastic Danny Elfman score the whole movie comes to a screeching halt a couple of times while we're forced to listen to some inane Prince songs. The Joker is definitely one of Hollywood's best villains on screen. He portrayed the mysterious charm of the winged crusader just as well as he captured the cool and collected character of Bruce Wayne.
Tim Burton has a unique way of doing Batman, and I think most people can agree that it fits the characters and the story. Despite the best efforts of D. The script is particularly brilliant. There was much unnecessary angst when comic actor Michael Keaton landed the title role with fans feeling that was a sure sign the film would lean towards the campy style evident in the famous television series. Gotham City is created in incredibly detailed comic-book style, which adds to the overall quality of the movie. He has the look and dirty scary side to him that makes you fear but want to enjoy his presence on screen. Who else but Jack Nicholson could cause the actor playing Batman to get second billing in a movie titled Batman? Of course, if anyone else ever calls you beast, I'll rip their lungs out.
Keaton's Wayne comes across as an ordinary guy doing extraordinary things. But where does he get those wonderful toys? After the clash between Batman and these evil people, Grissam is forced to give Jack to the police, but Jack escapes the scene and scans his bogus death into a material bin. Kim Bassigner was also fantastic. No other woman could've done a better job. Michael as Batman was perfect, he had the look, humor, and mystery that is Batman.
Gotham is dark, gloomy, and dreary. Certainly good enough to be worth your while. We want to see the conflict between Batman and the Joker, these two great characters played by two great actors. We all know criminals are a superstitious, cowardly lot. He and Michael were terrific together.
She soon starts a relationship with Batman's everyday persona, billionaire Bruce Wayne. . Keaton brings all the required seriousness to the role but also can add a little comic touch when necessary. And enter Jack Napier, one-time enforcer for Boss Grissom, horribly disfigured after a firefight in a chemical factory. Crime boss Carl Grissom Jack Palance effectively runs the town but there's a new crime fighter in town - Batman Michael Keaton. Batman is the best super hero of all comic book hero's in my opinion. Anyway, Tim, Michael, Jack and Kim was the best crew for a movie, and they made it worth watching it over and over again.
Everyone loves this movie, and I can't blame them. I don't know whether I should be happy or sad for the first two movie was shot by Tim Burton, for the following ones was not as good as the ones shot by him. Nicholson's performance as the Joker is simply terrific. He pulled off every aspect of the role perfectly he was better than Val Kilmer, better than George Clooney, better than everyone. In 1989, Tim Burton created the very first Batman movie with great stars like Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson.
The brilliantly conceived, stunning visuals are the perfect backdrop for the story which will unfold. Gotham City The head of the perpetrators, Carl Grissam, is running the city, but a new campaigner against the oppression and violence in the city revolt, which people called him Batman. Maybe a little over the top at times but, hey, it's the Joker. She was absolutely beautiful and charming. But all in all, Batman is certainly a worthy effort. Batman 1989 Batman: Gotham City: dark, dangerous, 'protected' only by a mostly corrupt police department.
Harvey Dent and police commissioner Jim Gordon, the city becomes increasingly unsafe. Inspired casting pays off big time. Jack Nicholson was born for the role, with his psychotic and sick look. Meanwhile, reporter Vicki Vale Kim Basinger is in the city to do an article on Batman. Grissom's right-hand man is Jack Napier Jack Nicholson , a brutal man who is not entirely sane. When you dropped me into that vat of chemicals? As Michael Keaton was born to fulfill his destiny as Batman, I don't think anyone else could handle the Joker except Jack Nicholson. Michael Keaton is also great as Batman and is pretty good as Bruce Wayne.