Movies Watched in 2013:

134.) Batman, 1989, dir. by Tim Burton — 7.5/10

Have the effects aged well? No. Is Michael Keaton a very good Bruce Wayne? No, but his Batman is just fine — and that “wanna get nuts?!” scene is oddly brilliant. Does the script get the origin story or the Joker’s spirit right? Not really, but Nicholson sells it anyway. The costume is awesome, the tone is a great mixture of dark, brooding 80’s Batman and earlier, campier stories, and, well, Burton was starting to hit his prime. Danny Elfman’s score elevates an alright Batman movie into one that is now iconic, and one that I’ve always loved.

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