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Returns is great! It's a very different time from Batman, but it isn't trying to be the same. I wish Burton had stayed at that level of weirdness for longer, instead of just turning into Johnny Depp being dark and weird.
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Don't get me wrong, I like Batman 1989 more, but Retruns is awesome.  Probably the only thing I see some might have a complaint about is they tried to balance 3 villains: Max Shrek, Catwoman, and Penguin.  But I personally think they were balanced pretty well.  

 

And, I think Michael Keaton was the best actor to portray both Batman AND Bruce Wayne.  Bale was a great Bruce Wayne, and I think Afflek was a decent Batman.   West was great at both, but as I said in another post, I personally count Batman 1966 as an extension of a TV series, so I exclude it when I talk about Batman movies. Doesn't mean he doesn't count because I love Batman the series, but I am talking modern era films. 



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I agree with Keaton being the best at both. Kilmer was a good Wayne, and Clooney is just always Clooney.

The best part of the Nolan series was Batman actually being a detective, which sorta pops up in the live action series, but not in any other movies.

I'm very biased against the DCEU movies up until Wonder Woman. In fact, I didn't make it through Batman v Super-Man and skipped Justice League completely. I'm glad they're adjusting and moving forward and not feeling like they have to stick with the Snyder DARKNESS IS EVERYTHING!

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Yeah, overall DCEU sucks, except for Wonderwoman and Aquaman, so far. But I think Affleck was decent as Batman.  I feel he captured the essence of Frank Miller's Batman.  Clooney was the worst, by FAR.  Kilmer was just kind of serviceable, but  I am not a fan of Forever or B&R, at all, anyway.  

 

Side note: I wonder what would have happened if Billy Dee Williams reprised his role as Two Face, under a 3rd Burton Batman film.  I think it would have been interesting.

 

The one thing I think Batman 1989 and Returns has over the Nolan era is that it is a mix of Film Noir, and has a little of everything of each Batman era.  The realism of the Nolan ea will kind of work against it eventually, as the films age.  However, being not pinned down to a specific era as the Burton films are, they will remain timeless. 



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The only super hero movies I really like are the Nolan Batman movies. I always have an issue reconciling when these movies try to blend realism and more fantastic elements. For instance the MCU has like some science based heroes and then a Norse God. It just doesn't work for me. I mean I get that Nolan's movies do have a group of people who live in the Himalayas and have been destroying civilizations for milenia and then one of their guys has a prison in a huge hole in the middle of nowhere. Not saying that is realisitic. It just feels grounded in a way and consistent in a way most of these movies don't. 



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The Avenger movies are, on average, terrible.

 

There are only four good Avengers' movies: Ragnarok, Infinity War, and GotG 1/2 

 

End Game is BEYOND terrible 

 

DC>Marvel

 

Batman vs. Superman is a great movie and better than every Avengers movie.

 

TPM>TFA>TLJ>every Avengers movie except End Game>End Game>AotC

 

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Al Pacino is a one-trick pony.



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Pacino is only capable of being Pacino, but with the right story his character is fantastic.
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Batman Returns is my fave of the Burton era films.
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Pacino is only capable of being Pacino, but with the right story his character is fantastic.


Pacino as Pacino started with Godfather 3. Before that, he was legit.

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True. Man, I need to watch the first two movies again.

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Dog Day Afternoon. Cruising, Serpico -- even Scarface is great even though it's been parodied so much it seems like a cartoon now.
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Watchmen 2009 was actually decent.

 

Not a super Bond fan anyway, but I don't like the Craig era in particular.

 

Gary Oldman is awesome, but Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy was boring.



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I'd be super cool with never seeing another movie or TV show set in either the 50s or 60s again. Super tired of that time period and aesthetic.


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I'd be super cool with never seeing another movie or TV show set in either the 50s or 60s again. Super tired of that time period and aesthetic.

Did you see the Coen Brothers' film Surburbicon?  It is set in 1959.



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I'd be super cool with never seeing another movie or TV show set in either the 50s or 60s again. Super tired of that time period and aesthetic.


It made a lot more sense in the 70s and 80s because it was appealing to adults at the time.

If we're doing recent past period films, I would much rather see the 80s and 90s, or even the early 2000s. One of the best parts about Lady Bird was how will they used the decade without making it about the time.

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I'd be super cool with never seeing another movie or TV show set in either the 50s or 60s again. Super tired of that time period and aesthetic.

Did you see the Coen Brothers' film Surburbicon?  It is set in 1959.

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I'd be super cool with never seeing another movie or TV show set in either the 50s or 60s again. Super tired of that time period and aesthetic.

It made a lot more sense in the 70s and 80s because it was appealing to adults at the time.

If we're doing recent past period films, I would much rather see the 80s and 90s, or even the early 2000s. One of the best parts about Lady Bird was how will they used the decade without making it about the time.

Agreed. Lady Bird was a good movie.

Im especially mad about this movie Yesterday. Do we REALLY need another baby boomer Beatles wankfest?

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Seriously. It looks like the stupidest movie I have ever seen.

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It's basically The Invention of Lying 2: Lying About the Beatles.

And everyone knows that without "Imagine" we would be in a barren wasteland of evil that makes post apocalyptic fiction seem like the Care Bears.

(I hate that song almost as much as the McCartney Christmas song)

But I don't think it's set in the past since it shows an internet search.

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This brings me to another unpopular opinion. British humor is not funny. I've never understood the love for Monthy Python.



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This brings me to another unpopular opinion. British humor is not funny. Ive never understood the love for Monthy Python.


That's because Americans don't have a sense of humour
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What about Mexicans?



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Ahh. Got me there

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I LOOOOOOOOOOVE Monty Python and Time Bandits and Brazil are fantastic movies.


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