The story is perfect in many ways. It's creative, it's a bit dark, it's a semi-realistic world. A Tim Burton in shape also helps a lot. Jack Nicholson is really stealing the show here, absolutely brilliant. Fantastic acting and great one-liners. Kim Basinger is beautiful and Keaton is doing a solid job. So, solid work by the actors. I like most characters, also the smaller roles.
The effects was a bit of a let down. It's not THAT old. Some things are also left pretty unexplained. Not that everything needs to be, but I would like to know why The Joker had so much power and could rule so easily among other things. Great theme song and score otherwise done by Prince. I can't say that I'm really looking forward to the other three early films. Maybe "Batman Returns" will be pretty good, but I'm fearing that the rest wil be a drag. Time will tell, I guess.
7.5 out of 10 boomboxes.
Keaton though I don't like him as much as bale.the movie is a little cheesy and not as rich and dark and gritty as the dark knight trilogy.
8/10 - Great