The other day my wife revealed to me that she had never seen the 1989 Batman film by Tim Burton. I had to rectify this immediately, as Batman was my all-time favorite movie.
By the time it ending I was asking myself “What the hell is wrong with me?” I’ve been comparing every Batman movie to this for years, and it wasn’t as half as great as I remembered it… Still, it was better than Joel Schumacher’s films!
It’s funny how tastes can change over the years. I think I’ve been spoiled by Marvel’s films, and Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Now, I seem to expect bigger special effects, more story and more menacing villains and more heroic, larger than life heroes.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not horrible! This was still a fun movie, and it makes me wish I could see Tim Burton could/would have done had he made a third film aside (from killing off the main bad guy), but I’m not so sure it’s the best Batman.
There was a time when I thought no one could play Batman/Bruce Wayne but Michael Keaton. I’m letting go of that. I’m ready to see what Ben Affleck can do with the part.