Posted on 9/12/08 01:30 AM
I was obsessed with this movie when it came out. My brother Dean and I waited in line will all the other geeks to see it. But even before it was released - I watched every interview, clipped every article. I LOVED it. It was that rare thing - a sophisticated blockbuster, with grit and poetry. Perfect villain. Perfect superhero (my little, teenaged self dreamed about Michael Keaton for MONTHS after the film came out). And, yes, as much as I hate to admit it, Kim Basinger was lovely. I think she was the best Batman paramour. Lovely. She played that mix of intelligence and vulnerability so well (and if anyone has a question about her acting chops - watch The Natural or LA Confidential).
The film was dark, witty, brilliant. Jack Nicholson's performance was devilish and genius. And Batman was directed by TIM BURTON. Even with the wretched Prince score, the film still stands a timeless and perfect representation of the anguished superhero.
On a side note, Val Kilmer is crazy.
Which is kind of irrelevant, because he's such an incredible actor (See Heat).