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Old 01-12-2014, 07:29 PM   #78
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Default Re: Batman vs the black Joker thug

Originally Posted by shauner111 View Post
Returns has things that are just as silly as Batman and Robin and 89 has things that are just as silly as Forever.

It's more serious, only in comparison to the Adam West version or a Reeve Superman, but it's far from "serious". It's still full of gags, and is still a pretty goofy movie. Tim Burton's Batman is still a great popcorn movie. Yes, it's a popcorn movie, just with a gothic look.

No he doesn't whip out a credit card. And of course he's darker and more serious than Kilmer or Clooney. But there are plenty of scenes that tell the audience that it's practically a dark comedy. Keaton's Wayne in or out of the public is still a quirkball, very awkward and always really funny. With the exception of 1 or 2 scenes that he has with Alfred/Vale. Those are minimal. You can say the same about the couple of scenes Kilmer's Bruce has with Dick/Chase.

The movie knows its genre, and doesn't try to hide from it. The thugs, the cops, they all act hammy and cartoony. Almost every word out of Knox's mouth is a one-liner or bad pick-up line, or a joke about bats. He's their attempt at a comic relief character. Nicholson's Joker is hysterical all the way through, in a very dark way at times. Like i said, the movie is a dark comedy.

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