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ElBaz13 8/14/2014 5:33:54 PM

I  remember lining up outside our mall (the new big theatres with big sound in our city) and waiting for a good 4-5 hours for the 7 pm showing. It was madness. Before the day and age of online ticket sales and reserved seating.  It was a lot of fun.

Sure, I did it also for the Star Wars and Indy movies (hence the term blockbuster) but Batman was a new era for me. Adulthood and independance. I didn't have to go with my folks and my buddies and I were diehard comic fans. I saw this movie at least 4 times that summer. Sure, when you look at it today, it doesn't compare to the movies we have but it was probably the movie that started a new wave of comicbook filmsafter Superman 4 killed the genre.

millean 8/15/2014 8:53:48 AM

Yes, Batman was immensely important to the influx of the comic book movies we have today.  The only other one that was probably more important was the 1978 Superman.  That one showed that a comic book character can be popular to the masses.  It had bright colors, was somewhat campy and was a family friendly movie.

1989 Batman showed us how a serious take on a comic book character could be.  Granted, the sequels took a turn for the worse, but this legitimized the genre.

This is still one of my favorite movies of all time.  I will always remember it fondly.  While somewhat dated, it still holds up pretty well, in my opinon.

 

My top 5 comic book movies based on importance to the genre:

  1. 1978 Superman
  2. 1989 Batman
  3. Avengers
  4. The Dark Knight
  5. Spider-Man/X-Men (tie)

 

redhairs99 8/15/2014 9:21:33 AM

It may have been considered a 'serious' take on a comic book at the time, but have you watched it lately?  It's pretty darn campy.  Sure not 60's Batman or Schummaker Batman, but still pretty silly.  I think I would call the movie more of a dark take on a comic book character as opposed to 'serious.'  

It's still great fun and I love it, but pretty campy none the less. 

Dazzler 8/16/2014 3:45:01 AM

I am still hoping for a toon Batman with Keaton as voice and do Burton's world again type of stuff. 

domino2008 8/16/2014 2:17:44 PM

I was quite surprised when I saw it at the theater . I , like many who dislike Affleck as Batman , it was Keaton back then . I was glad it was a lot better than I thought . The opening scene when We saw Batman was awesome . The action scenes were good for its time , the sets were all back stage and the ending on the church steeple was very good . It was also nice to see Bob Kanes cameo as the Guy in the newsroom who drew the Batman . Yes, Superman was the first to usher a new type of film in 78'. , I like the Donner versoins the best . In the last 90's I was glad Blade did so well for a non Super hero ,The Xmen helped bring the Super Heroes into the new century along with Spiderman , Hulk and then Batman Begins , that brings Us to the present . Nuff said....

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