Monday, July 16, 2012

Movie Review

Batman (1989)
(Note: I will be having Wikipedia help me alot on this review it has been years since I watched the movie and I'm not sure if I'll ever watch it again.)

Directed by: Tim Burton
Story by: Sam Hamm
Starring: Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Jack Nicholson as Joker
Kim Basinger as Vicki Vale

As a child, billionaire Bruce Wayne sees his parents murdered and therefore vows to avenge their deaths in a lifelong battle against crime as the costumed vigilante Batman while concealing his secret identity behind his playboy image. By the time he begins his career as Gotham City's protector, the city is controlled by crime boss Carl Grissom, and his second in command, Jack Napier, who has a sadistic sense of humor. Despite the efforts of newly-elected district attorney Harvey Dent and police commissioner James Gordon, the police department remains corrupt. Reporter Alexander Knox and photo-journalist Vicki Vale begin investigating the rumors of a shadowy crimefighter (Batman himself) terrorizing the city's criminals by night.
Vicki and Knox attend a benefit at Wayne Manor, where Bruce is taken by Vicki's charms, while Napier is sent to raid the Axis Chemicals factory. When the police receive a tip-off and arrive to arrest him, Napier realizes he has been tricked by his boss for his affair with Grissom's mistress. In the midst of the resulting gunfight, Batman arrives and attacks Napier's henchmen. Napier fires at Batman, who deflects the bullet off his steel gauntlet and strikes it into Napier's face; whereupon Napier topples over a platform rail into a large vat of chemicals. Shortly thereafter, he emerges from an adjacent catch basin, his skin bleached white, his hair dyed green, and his lips dyed red.
My thoughts: Sorry fans of this movie but I hate it. This movie was the one I could stand the most but ever since Batman Begins came out there is just no comparison to me. My dad told me Micheal was the best Batman actor there was until Christian Bale donned the infamous cape and cowl. Tim Burton isnt one of my favorite directors either his movies take a turn for the strange everytime one comes out. If you've ever watched one you would know what I would mean. There really isnt a plot to this movie in my opinion, the romance was lets just say crap, and the effects lame. Lets focus more on Batman people and less of Bruce Wayne. Bruce Wayne is just a cover up Batman is the real man.

Plot: 4/10

Actors: 7/10

Effects: 5/10

Humor: 6/10

Soundtrack: 8/10

Overall: 6/10

Quotes: "I have given a name to my pain, and its Batman." ~Joker

"Where does he get those wonderful toys?" ~Joker

"Y'see my life is really...complex." ~Bruce Wayne

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reviewing this. :) I completely agree with your review, this is nothing compared to Mask of the Phantasm or Nolan films. But this is still better than the horrible sequels.