Originally Posted by Godzilla2014
I thought that Michael Keaton was the best Batman of the old franchise. He felt more compelling to me than either Kilmer or Clooney.
Keaton, Kilmer and Clooney all had to contend with bigger stars hogging the spotlight in their Batfilms and yet Michael is the only one who somehow HOLDS your attention on the screen. Val seemed far too stiff even with what character stuff there is in BF and Clooney is just being Clooney with a bad script in B&R.
Back when the American Film Institute held it's 100 Heroes and Villains poll in 2003 (voted for by people in the industry and film critics) I was happy to see Keaton's interpretation of Bats listed in the Heroes section.