Re: am I the only one who DIDN'T think Nicholson nailed joker??
A few things about Jack's Joker that really freaked me out as a kid...and when I say kid, I really mean the first time I saw Batman 89 which is like 3, 4 years old.
- Joker's introduction scene with Grissom
- The image of Jack's grin frozen on the Bat-computer monitors
- The image of him lying dead on the pavement with the creepy laugh box.
Ledger is much, much closer to the ideal Joker that's formed in my head over the years, but I don't really want to diss Jack just to praise Heath. Because if I'm being completely honest, Jack's Joker burned the idea into my head that this guy was a nightmarish clown who killed people for fun, probably before I was even aware of the existence of comic books. He gave me the creeps and made me desperate to see Batman to take him down. That's why I'll always have a soft spot for Burton's films. The Animated Series opened me up to the larger world of Batman, but his movies are what made me a fan in the first place.