Hannah Van Brimer
2 months ago
"You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?"- Joker
I haven't seen the Michael Keaton Batman's since I was like 12 years old, so I enjoyed rewatching the first one tonight. I interpret this as the first highly successful Batman movie series even though there were some movies before it with different people.
- I really like the set design and the way they make Gotham look in this. The colors are so dark, but the main characters clothing pieces have pops of color. Joker is the biggest obvious.
- The bat mobile was really cool, and I liked that it could turn into a completely hard shell of protection.
- I like Jack Nicholson's take on the Joker. I think he was just the right amount of crazy.
- Michael Keaton is a good Batman, but a better Bruce Wayne. His Batman didn't;t make an impression on me, but I think he got the bruiting billionaire look down.
- I like how in this story line they talk about how the Joker was actually the murderer who killed Bruce's parents, while in the other series it is someone else. I always found that to be interesting.
- Vicky Vale is so annoying and the typical damsel in distress. All she does is scream, and then walks away acting like she did something awesome...
- I think it was kind of dumb how Batman just figured the poison gas formula out so quickly, and then that is how the Joker really made Batman his enemy.
- Joker/Jack having a gf in the beginning was not needed in my opinion because she has like 5 lines and then gets her face messed up by Joker. That is it really.
- I was confused on if Bruce knew the whole time the Joker was his parents killer, or not. Maybe I just missed it.
Overall: 3 1/2 out of 5 Stars
2 months ago
This movie has Tim Burton all over it, but I think it works. Bringing Tim Burton to resurect the character of Batman especially for the big screen was a brilliant move. At the end of the day, Batman is a dark and troubled soul, and Tim Burton does dark and quirky very well. The score is outstanding, the cinematography is in point and the storytelling and movie flow is engaging and exciting.
At first, I thought Michael Keaton was a weird choice considering he was primarily known for comedic roles, but he delivers both as Batman and Bruce Wayne.
Jack Nicholson was perfect for the role of Joker. I think it's important to take into consideration the fact that it was the turn of a decade into the 1990s and they were shooting for a PG-13 rating, these two things considered Jack Nicolson did a phenomenal job. If he would have gone full Jack, I don't think it would have worked for the time.
I think it was a fantastic reboot and a great start to well crafter Superhero movies.
3 months ago
Jack Nicholson is by far one of my favorite actors to ever play Joker in live-action. The charisma and energy he brought to the role is truly incredible and the writing really allowed him to showcase his acting chops.
Danny Elfman’s score and Prince’s performances were wonderful and some of the best we’ve ever seen in a Batman film.
I’m so glad I was able to introduce my brother to an older age of Batman and see him enjoy it the same way I did at his age! Hopefully I can get him to watch more of these in the future!
This was my first Blu-Ray experience