#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Gotham City. Crime boss Carl Grissom (Jack Palance) effectively runs the town but there’s a new crime fighter in town – Batman (Michael Keaton). Grissom’s right-hand man is Jack Napier (Jack Nicholson), a brutal man who is not entirely sane… After falling out between the two Grissom has Napier set up with the Police and Napier falls to his apparent death in a vat of chemicals. However, he soon reappears as The Joker and starts a reign of terror in Gotham City. Meanwhile, reporter Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger) is in the city to do an article on Batman. She soon starts a relationship with Batman’s everyday persona, billionaire Bruce Wayne.
Plot: Batman must face his most ruthless nemesis when a deformed madman calling himself “The Joker” seizes control of Gotham’s criminal underworld.
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Yeah, it’s good.
This movie is so bad I couldn’t even finish it.
Good attempt to translate the comics to the big screen
In a Gotham City overrun by crime a new menace exists. In the shadows and rooftops a giant bat is terrorising the criminals who live in the night. Elsewhere crime boss Grissom’s right hand man Jack Napier is trapped in a chemical factory by police. With Batman’s intervention Napier is accidentally dropped into a vat of chemical. Considered dead he later turns up, scarred and twisted with a new sense of humour. Calling himself the Joker he takes over the city’s gangs and begins to terrorise the city. Millionaire Bruce Wayne begins relationship with reporter Vicky Vale and finds himself personally drawn into conflict with the Joker as both himself and his alter-ego.
This was very much a huge blockbuster and had a great deal riding on it in terms of merchandising and a possible franchise. As such Burton always seemed like a risk – although his dark toned work and complex characters probably made him a great choice. The film starts promisingly, many questions are asked – is Wayne totally balanced? What drives him to become the bat? etc – and the tone of the movie is darker than a friendly blockbuster. This is continued by the investigation by reporters Vale and Knox, but starts to wane (pardon the pun) with the development of Vale as a love interest and the hamming of The Joker. At some point the film loses the character complexities and decides to become a straight up good v’s evil with plenty of effects and gadgets. That said it’s still very dark and the set pieces are well handled. In fact it’s the best of the Batman franchise so far.
The problem is that it lacks a bite for Batman fans. I’ve always felt that Batman was always a few steps away from the criminals he’s chasing, surely he can’t be totally balanced and right in the head? Here these questions are half touched but never developed.
Keaton is an unlikely Batman, but is the best so far. He deals well with Wayne’s past when it is brought up, but is an unlikely action hero. Nicholson is pure ham, but is good for it. He hogs all the best lines and is clearly enjoying himself – the only downside being that he regularly eclipses Keaton’s Batman. Basinger’s Vale is built up far too much and should have been cut out of the story rather than become a key part of it. The rest of the cast are good and I always like to see Tracey Walters in a big screen film!
Overall this is a good stab at the Batman legend. It’s dark tone gives it the feel of the comics without the characterisation, but at the end of the day it comes down to good guy v’s bad guy.
Do I Look Like I’m Joking?
Batman is my favorite DC character and when it comes to movies based on the caped crusader, you guaranteed to get a slew of options. From the flashy, campy nature of the 60s movie, to the cornball, over the top manner of the Joel Schumacher films, to the dark, brilliantly animated atmosphere of the “Timmverse” films, Batman has had his share of makeovers throughout the years, but none can come close to the thrilling, Gothic quality of Tim Burton’s 1989 masterpiece. In my opinion (light your torches), I think it is superior to Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, and to this day, it still remains my absolute favorite Batman representation. Why else would I have a poster of the old Batman logo hanging on my bedroom wall?
The look of this film perfectly showcases Tim Burton’s macabre imagination. The design of the city parallels that of the 1927 science fiction landmark Metropolis or the 1920 German expressionist film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. It’s one of my favorite looks for a city and it’s a pity they didn’t use the stylized, dark look of the city for Schumacher’s films. I also admire the film’s overall tone and feeling. Even though it’s a Batman film (the first in a series), it still feels like a Tim Burton film, and Burton does a good job of re-imagining Batman as if he was his own creation rather than Bob Kane’s. He treats Batsy with love and affection and of course comic book nuts will get all over the film for not following the source material closely, but this one still has it where it counts. In this film, the characters come first, and this film has some of the best you will ever see grace the screen.
Michael Keaton very well might be my favorite Batman. Sure, the animated series Batman (voiced by Kevin Conroy) was excellent and Christian Bale is okay with his dark, raspy voice, but Keaton proves that you can be a calm, collective Batman yet still be threatening and terrifying at the same time. He goes around in the cape and cowl smirking and giving off menacing grins to thugs and you can really tell that he enjoys playing the role. It’s shocking that people thought he wasn’t a good choice to play the dark hero. I thought he was spot on, really fit for the role. He did play Beetlejuice after all!
All the other players are fantastic as well. Jack Nicholson’s Joker is scary and funny as heck and with a permanent grin on his face, he really gives you the shivers. Like Keaton, you can really tell he enjoys playing the villainous clown prince of crime. He’s always what I imagined the Joker being like in movie form, equipped with dangerous laughing gas and chattering teeth! I also like Billy Dee Williams, Kim Basinger, Pat Hingle and Michael Gough in their respective roles, and who could forget Danny Elfman’s top notch score mixed in with those catchy, late 80s Prince songs.
Batman is a great movie, and the impetus that led to other superhero films being made. I like to think that one day, Tim Burton will make another Batman flick, but I’m not holding my breath. Hopefully, somewhere down the road, a Batman reboot will come along that not only mixes in the contemporary nature of the comics and the Nolan films, but the dark, demented and overpowering nature of the Burton films. It would make for quite a Batman we have never seen before.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 6 min (126 min)
Genre Action, Adventure
Director Tim Burton
Writer Bob Kane (Batman characters), Sam Hamm (story), Sam Hamm (screenplay), Warren Skaaren (screenplay)
Actors Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl
Country USA, UK
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 26 nominations.
Production Company Warner Brothers, Guber-Peters Company, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Dolby (35 mm prints), DTS (DVD version), Dolby Digital (DVD), Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Cameras and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK
Film Length 3,451 m (7 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 400T 5295)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman 5384), 70 mm (blow-up) (Eastman 5384)