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It upsets me that The Dark Knight has eclipsed the 1989 Batman in terms of what people think it contributed to the super hero genre. The fact is, Batman 1989 laid all the groundwork for the type of superhero movies we got for the next 25 years. It's still my favorite Batman movie. I even like the fact that the Joker killed Bruce's parents, and I think the Prince soundtrack songs still work. I never noticed the 'dance with a devil' mistake until you pointed it out though-- that's definitely a booboo. Your passion really shines through in this video, and it may be your masterpiece. In 1989 I would find it hard to believe if you told me that one day this film will be underappreciated and people will say it has aged poorly. Thanks for defending it so eloquently.
Adam West who played Batman in the 60s' TV show admitted that he was disappointed that he was not asked to reprise the role in the movie, also, in his 1994 autobiography, he stated that, despite belief to the contrary, he was never asked to make a cameo appearance as Thomas Wayne, adding that he would have declined the role if it were offered to him.
Well, I was going to leave a comment on YouTube, but YouTube is being dumb and not letting me actually click in the comment box.Anyway, I like how you and I both posted something to our blogs this week about Batman. It's almost like we planned that.Needless to say, probably, I agree. This movie is really compelling cinema. It's the sort of film that if I see it on TV, I've got to at least watch a little bit.
This movie is just awesome. I like Michael Keaton and he was by far the best Batman, at least of that series. Is Adam West that insane that he thought he could play Batman in this movie?
Is Adam West insane? Do you have to ask?Interestingly, I recently watched an episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold in which Adam West voiced Thomas Wayne.
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