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Movie Review

Batman (1989)

So I have a confession to make: I haven’t actually seen any of the Batman movies. Yeah, I know! It’s probably a big shocker, especially with the popularity of the Dark Knight. However, I did sit through that one… half asleep the whole time… which, in my defense, was not the fault of the movie but rather my failed attempt at ice skating and how late we waited to turn it on.

Anyways, after seeing the Avengers on Monday, I have gathered a new interest in Comic Book Movies. And so I have decided to give the Batman Movies another try. Seeing as I have never seen this version before and it was directed by one of my favorite creative types, Tim Burton, I figured it was as good of a place to start as any.

I honestly didn’t enjoy it at all. Sure, there were a couple of interesting parts. I loved how they captured the comic book feel and it did seem to have the Tim Burton feel to it, but the script lacked greatly and thus I was disappointed.

Along with the script the acting choices were not the best either. Maybe it’s just me but none of these actors were very good nor could I take them, for lack of a better word, seriously as their characters…

This movie did appeal a bit to my inner bad movie lover, however, which is probably a good thing as I would have given it less stars otherwise. Though I don’t think I’ll be continuing on with this version of Batman, I think I’ll just skip along to Batman Returns.