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  Batman (1989) - Movie Rental Review
Parents should know that kids watching this movie will see the murder of parents before their own kids, disfigurement, a quill pen jabbed in a man's throat and another electrocuted to death, along with numerous shoot-outs, wild chases, and vigilantism portrayed in a favorable light.
The rest of the movie rotates around the Joker's plan to poison the city's cosmetics supply and his abduction of Vicki.
Batman and Vicki nearly meet their fate at the movie's end while hanging from a ledge.
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  Batman (1989 movie) - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Batman was released in U.S. theaters on June 23, 1989 by Warner Bros. and soon became the highest grossing movie of the year.
Two animated series (Batman: The Animated Series and The Adventures of Batman and Robin) were created in the wake of the film's success, and four subsequent theatrical films (Batman Returns, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm [a spin-off of the animated television series], Batman Forever, and Batman and Robin) were produced.
The main story in the movie is that of Jack Napier, a mob hitman who's double crossed by his crime boss, and ends up falling into a vat of chemicals, which ingrain him with a permanent 'smile'.
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  Batman (1989 movie)
Batman was released in U.S. theaters on June 23, 1989 by Warner Bros. and soon became the highest grossing movie of the year.
It was directed by Tim Burton and starred Jack Nicholson as a rather psychotic Joker, Michael Keaton as Batman, and Kim Basinger as reporter Vicky Vale.
This movie ushered a return to the "dark" roots of the Batman of the comics and away from the campy 1960s Batman television series and cartoon Super Friends.
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 Batman (TV series) - TheBestLinks.com - Batman (1989 movie), Batman (1966 movie), Comic book, Hollywood, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Batman was the title of an exceptionally popular TV series based on the comic-book character Batman that aired on ABC TV from 1966 through 1968.
Its use of outrageous, psychedelic sets and costumes, along with wild camera angles (with the villains' lairs always being filmed with the camera at an angle to emphasize the "crooked" nature of the bad guys) and bright colors, were meant to evoke the four-color, campy world of the comic books of the 1950s and 1960s.
A movie version of the TV show was released to theaters (see Batman (1966 movie)), but it did not become a large box office hit.
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 BATMAN   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Batman's face is a little bloody after fighting with the Joker's men, and the Joker has a bloody nose.
Batman then kicks one of them through a door, and holds the other over the edge of a tall building and then tosses him back onto the roof.
Batman fires missiles and bullets at the Joker's men, blowing them into the air, and at Jack who then shoots down Batman's craft with one shot sending it crashing to the street.
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Clearly, the movie's Gotham is meant to be a nightmare variation on present-day New York City.
In fl from ear-tip to toe, this Batman is truly a larger-than-life figure, potent and terrifying, and the flourish with which he's brought onstage allows him to rise to his full superhero stature.
As Batman, Keaton's plush lips and piercing eyes are as much a part of his uniform as the hood and cape -- they emphasize the flesh under the superhero armament.
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 Batman Begins or Batman 1989 - Movie, TV & DVD Forums
Batman Begins, on the other hand, is more a Bruce Wayne movie than it is an Batman movie.
Batman Begins was good, but it was a bit slow at times, and the action didn\'t impress me. There were too many frenetic and/or close shots.
Batman has been a household name ever since the long-running Adam West TV show, and it was brought into the current gernation by Frank Miller\'s "Dark Knight" take on the original comics.
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 Review: Batman (1989)
The movie faced some stiff competition, chiefly from the disastrously underperforming Star Trek V, which was a has-been soon after its release, and from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, which scored big at the box office, but not big enough to topple Batman.
Batman was a regular guy (albeit a rich one) who made himself into a superhero through intelligence, stamina, strength, and an amazing array of gadgets.
Batman is largely content to skim the surface and bask in the light of its visual style.
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 :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews :: Batman (xhtml)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
All of the big moments in the movie are pounded home with ear-shattering sound effects and a jackhammer cutting style, but that just serves to underline the movie's problem, which is a curious lack of suspense and intrinsic interest.
"Batman" discards the recent cultural history of the Batman character - the camp 1960s TV series, the in-joke comic books - and returns to the mood of the 1940s, the decade of film noir and fascism.
The strangest scene in the movie may be the one where Vicky is brought into the Batcave by Alfred, the faithful valet, and realizes for the first time that Bruce Wayne and Batman are the same person.
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 Batman Vs. Superman: Batman's Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Batman appealed to a new generation with the release of Warner Bros. movies in the late 1980s and the 1990s.
Each movie truly showed Batman's strengths, vulnerabilities and why he deserves the status of super-hero, not just in a fictional sense, but as a role model for all children as well.
The new movie Batman Begins, which is scheduled to release on June 4th, 2005 will go deeper into the evolution of Batman and will be a great boon for fans after the 8 year hiatus from the last Batman movie.
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 Batman (1989)
Lots of people think that Batman and 1992’s Batman Returns were too dark and disturbing and would have preferred lighter fare such as the old TV series from the 1960s; these people somewhat got their wish with the brighter - and much less compelling Joel Schumacher entries, 1995’s Batman Forever and Batman and Robin.
However, the execution of their duties varied radically, since Batman tended to be rather serious and grim while the web-swinger always tossed in delightful bon mots as he bopped the baddies.
Bruce Wayne became Batman because of a quest for justice/vengeance spurred by the murder of his parents when he was a kid.
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 NPR : Batman, Present at the Creation
Batman has many familiar forms, and not just because his alter-ego, millionaire Bruce Wayne, is as stylish and glamorous as his darker half is mysterious and brooding.
When Batman made his debut in issue #27 of Detective Comics, swinging from a rope with a crook clutched under his arm, the occasion was momentous not because of the superpowers being demonstrated, but for the character of the hero.
Batman still didn't have any superpowers, but the show featured his array of gadgets, from his ever-present utility belt to the Batarang and the rocket-fueled Batmobile.
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 Batman Cartoon Character information: Batman history, movies, games and more from Character Products
Batman was an immediate hit, not only in comic books but also in every medium he appeared.
Batman moved from comic books and his own newspaper strip-- on to radio in 1943, and to a hit live-action television show in 1966.
Batman has gained popularity across the world and has appeared in almost every country in print, television, film and every form of merchandising known.
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 Batman - Movie Commentary by Scott Ventura (FeedMyEgo.com)
Batman was quite the event when it came out.
Batman Forever, but it was more enjoyable than its predecessor by far.
The "start movie" button is in a different style and is located at the bottom of the screen in line with "main menu" and "end credits".
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 Movie Review | Batman (1989) Jack Nicholson, Tim Burton
efore 1989, unless you were an avid comic book reader, you probably viewed Batman as a clownish superhero, trading punches and quips with bad guys with his youthful assistant Robin faithfully at his side.
Batman must use all his talent, as well as an impressive array of weaponry, to stop an enemy with a very personal connection to him.
The Joker is a wild ball of attention-getting energy, and tends to overshadow "Batman's" titular character.
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 Batman Movie -The 80s Rewind «
Batman giving up guns in the early days of the strip was not entirely because of "political correctness".
When Batman debuted in 1939, Bruce Wayne was engaged to movie actress Julie Madison (the character eventually appeared in the final film of the series).
Batman, Joker, Bob the Goon, the Batmobile, the Batcycle, the Batwing, and the Batcave were packaged differently then the other D.C. characters (including Robin).
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 Batman (1989)
Campy television series aside, Batman has always seemed the most serious, the most grounded, the most real of all the comic book sagas.
Batman would be a serious film (well, as serious as a comic book movie can be) and Keaton was perfect in the Bruce Wayne/Batman role.
But all in all, Batman is certainly a worthy effort.
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 Batman (1989) Movie Review
These questions were answered with a teaser trailer that not only gave some confidence to the fans, but also showed that the new movie would be completely different form the old series.
Plagued by a massive screenwriters strike that menaced the production being delivered on time, Tim Burton’s "Batman" was probably the most successful film to adapt the comic book’s atmosphere in film, giving it a very gloomy and realistic coating.
At the time of the movie’s release, the casting of Michael Keaton as Batman unleashed outraged protests by the fans’ communities.
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 Batman Begins or Batman 1989 - Movie, TV & DVD Forums
But remember while they are both batman movies per se, they tell VERY different stories.
It took place after Batman had already established himself as part of Gothom City and had a responsibility to stop evil.
Batman Begins had a outstanding cast with the perfect blend of veteran actors like Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, and Gary Oldman, and new up-and-comers with extremely bright futures such as Christian Bale, Katie Holmes, and Cillian Murphey.
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 Batmobiles 1989 - 1992
In the summer of 1989, Batman came to the big screen for the first time since 1966.
Thanks to the work of comic artists like Frank Miller, the public was ready for a new, darker take on the caped crusader.
It has been used as a basis for several comic book cars, as inspiration for the Batman: The Animated Series car, served as a spokesmodel for OnStar in 1999, and easily ranks with the 1966 car as one of the most popular Batmobiles of all time.
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 Batman (1989 movie) - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
This movie ushered a return to the "dark" roots of the Batman of the comics and away from the campy 1960s Batman television series" class="a-lk">Batman television series and cartoon Super Friends.
The main story in the movie is that of Jack Napier, a mob hitman who's double crossed by his crime boss, and ends up falling into a vat of chemicals, which ingrain him with a permanent 'smile'.
The rest of the story involves Batman fighting to stop the Joker and his henchmen from terrorizing the city with shootouts, assassinations, and a deadly chemical named Smilex.
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 Amazon.com: Batman: DVD: Michael Keaton,Jack Nicholson,Kim Basinger,Robert Wuhl,Pat Hingle,Billy Dee Williams,Michael ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After watching the last two Batman flicks, I had kind of written the series off, but watching this on TV the other night I realized that I had forgotten how good this was.
I saw Batman with my best friend on opening weekend back in 1989 and I literally had stitches in my side from laughing every time the Joker, who is my all-time favorite villain by the way, had a scene.
Batman is the son of the shadows, whose familiar disgrace is simply an unconscious trigger that allows us to identify with him against his sworn and untiring fight against the forces of evil.
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 The Tim Burton Collective - Batman
Burton's take on The Dark Knight finally came to the screen in 1989 with a level of anticipation and hype that was totally unprecedented at the time.
While it could be argued that this is the least "Burtonesque" movie the director has made, its huge box office success gave Burton the clout to get more personal projects made.
This is a fun little documentary that traces Batman's 60+ year history, from comics to TV to the big screen.
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 Batman Movie Online
Thanks go out to Benjamin Robinson who asked us to host a thesis he wrote on Batman 89 and Batman Returns.
It can be found in the exclusives section, or by clicking here.
I am trying to contact the guy that that runs Batman Collective, he used the email address batcinema@yahoo.co.uk in the past.
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 Amazon.com: Batman - The Movie: DVD: Adam West,Burt Ward,Lee Meriwether,Cesar Romero,Burgess Meredith,Frank ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Batman and Robin track the villains in their Batboat and use Batcharge missles to force the sub to surface.
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I like everything Batman, except for the sequels that followed the 1989 movie, and this is one of the best incarnations.
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 Batman The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997 DVD site
The ultimate Batman collection, featuring all of the first four Batman films, is now available on DVD and video, either individually, or as part of the Batman The Motion Picture Anthology DVD collection.
Batman (1989) Tim Burton’s direction and Michael Keaton’s performance combine perfectly in this first film to capture the sinister atmosphere of Gotham City and the brooding nature of Batman.
BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.
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 Batman News
Batman News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Is The Joker, one of Batman's fiercest enemies, a Dutch citizen?
Washington, Dec 8 : Hollywood hardman Sylvester Stallone has blamed the 1989 movie 'Batman' for the current generation of weak super hero actors.
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 Batman (1989) Movie Overview ~ Cast and Crew, Trailer, Pictures, Synopsis, Release Date - RopeofSilicon.com
Tim Burton's Batman, inspired by Frank Miller's graphic novel "The Dark Knight Returns," is a Gothic, Wagnerian treatment of the Batman mythos that explains the origins of Batman (Michael Keaton) and his nemesis, the maniacal Joker (a ripe Jack Nicholson).
Gotham City is a sunless, ominous haven for criminals, held in the corrupt grip of crime boss Carl Grissom (the ever-magnetic Jack Palance), and terrorized by a sadistic vandal and murderer known as The Joker.
But it isn't long before a dark, mysterious caped crusader, who goes by the name of Batman, is on their trail and trying to thwart their evil doings.
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 Batman (1989 movie): Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
Batman (1989 movie): Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
A modern day Batman movie, it starred Michael Keaton as Batman, Kim Basinger as reporter Vicky Vale[?] and Jack Nicholson as the criminal The Joker.
The movie ushered a return to the "dark" roots of Batman, and away from the campy treatment by the 1960s Batman television series and cartoon Super Friends[?].
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Batman has had various Batmobiles over the years, starting with the one featured on the cover of Batman Comics issue number 20.
The movies have had a new Batmobile for each film in the series.
And besides the Batmobile, Batman has had Bat-cycles, Batplanes, Batcopters, Batboats, etc., depending on the mode of transportation needed to capture the criminals of Gotham City.
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