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Best Batman Movie: Burton/Schumacher

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Poll: Best Batman Movie: Burton/Schumacher (21 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Burton/Schumacher Era Batman Movie was the Best?

  1. Batman (17 votes [80.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 80.95%

  2. Batman Returns (3 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  3. Batman Forever (1 votes [4.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

  4. Batman & Robin (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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After this we'll do the Nolan films, then the winners can go up against Batman '66 in a three-way Battle Royale.



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I'm torn.  On one hand, Batman was great,  On the other hand, I must have come close to wearing out my VHS on the part where Michelle Pfeiffer was cleaning herself like a cat in Returns.


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Even Kevin Smith was shocked at how Not-Batman 1989's box office exploder was when he rewatched it last year.

With that said I think they are all valid takes, I would have liked to see Keaton and Burton do what ended up being Batman Forever, however. That could have been a great box set/trilogy etc.

It's hard for me to pin down which I like best, I know which I dislike most... Batman & Robin, which is surprising to some I would think considering I adore Dozier's Batman with Adam West. All in all each film, even the disaster that is Batman & Robin has moments in them where you can go... that was Batman. But as a whole none of them really hold up.

I feel the same about Nolan's too. Surprising I'm sure but I think there is tons to like in his trilogy, almost as much to not like too however.

The best ever audio/visual Batman still is the animated series and it's films by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm.

To choose to choose however: Batman '89

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Will Batman TAS be represented in this battle royal?

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89, easily, I still think it's the best live action Batman film. I watch Returns almost as much, but I think of that as more of a great Burton film than Batman film... although it seems to have influenced a lot of subsequent Batman stylistic elements. 



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Out of that group, definitely Batman.  Batman Returns a distant second, and the Schumacher films are completely unwatchable. 


Edited by El Chalupacabra, 01 February 2014 - 12:41 AM.

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Batman.

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Surprised at how not Batman the 89 film was? I will have to go find his comments to find out why he thinks that. That's outta left field.

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I'm not entirely sure I've ever actually seen Returns the whole way through.



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I don't get why this is a question.



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Because maybe Torch's constarection for Alicia Silverstone would have outweighed his taste. And Michelle Pfeifer was yummy.

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With all due respect to chicks, Michelle Pfeifer is an all-time piece of ass. I said all due respect.

While I chose Batman '89 as the best of this bunch the actual best is in my head;

Burton/Director
Keaton/Batman
Carey/Riddler
Lando/Two-Face
O'Donnell/Robin
Arhnold/Bane
Kilmer/Azrael

Batman Forever

Three villains destroy Batman. Robin struggles to continue, Azrael emerges to help.

It would probably be on par or just crazier worse than Returns, but I wish it had happened. I would have liked to see Burton go into a third with the idea of ending it, but with a small thread left for a another sequel by some other guy.

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Surprised at how not Batman the 89 film was? I will have to go find his comments to find out why he thinks that. That's outta left field.


There a ton of examples he lists in his commentary, but most are easy to see when you think about it.

Doesn't like guns, blows henchman away with bombs and rockets.

Is the bane of criminals everywhere, watches crimes happens, beat up criminals then let's them go with a warning.

Bruce Wayne acts like Clark Kent.

There are others that are very glaring in hindsight, but at the time I (basically all of us) didn't see them... it was ****ing Batman! Woooooooo!

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Surprised at the lack of love for Batman Returns.

 

Oh, and the actual best of that era was Mask of the Phantasm.


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YES

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The best part of Batman Returns is the part where it makes Nolan's acclaimed, dark and realistic Joker look like an actual clown. Seriously, Returns was marketed to children. Hahahahahaha

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I don't understand your first sentence at all, Torch.



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YES

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