Re: The Official Batman (1989) Thread - Part 4
Originally Posted by regwec
I agree with that. B89 is a kind of cultural artifact. Calling it "dated" rather misses the point, in my opinion.
Every choice made in this and Returns in terms of design prevents it from being dated. The design is not timeless it's "out of time". The suits are from the 40's. The cars from the 80's. The music runs the gamut from the classical (the score) to standards (Beautiful Dreamer) to modern (prince).
Watching it again the other night I realized how good it was and how well it stands up still.
"There is no off ramp from the one-track mind!"
"The Batman franchise mirrors Elvis: It starts with a raw brashness in Batman; achieves maturity and depth in Returns; experiences it's Las Vegas stage (entertaining but empty) in Forever; and ends up bloated, irrelevant and dying on the toilet in Batman & Robin."
"Quoting yourself is a form of intellectual masturbation"
"Wat den een sun uul is den annern sin nachitigall" (One man's owl is another man's nightingale).