Which is the better "I'm Batman"

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  1. DACrowe

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    B'89: A dark almost supernatural Batman seems indestructable and devestates two thugs. He then takes one by the collar and hangs him over the ledge of a building and as the guy freaks out saying "What ARE YOU?" in a dark cold voice he responds "I'm Batman," tosses him down and jumps into the fog with the operatic Elfman theme soaring.

    BB: After trashing a bunch of warehouse thugs, and again seeming almost supernatural, he attacks a crimeboss scared ****less in his car. The crimeboss in anger yells "What the hell are you?" and Batman pulls him through the roof and says in an angry gruff voice, "I'm Batman" and then follows it up with a comical line "Nice coat" to a homless man from his past and flies off into the darkness.

    Which works better?
     
  2. Batman911

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    wtf u already posted this
     
  3. Batwing6655

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    yeah. whats up with this?:confused:
     
  4. DACrowe

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    This came first and I forgot to add the poll. HENCE the added POLL, COME HERE on the other thread then. :roleyes:
     
  5. Bat Attack

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    Batman (1989) of course, Keaton was so badass when he said that. Bale's "I'm Batman" was laughable.
     
  6. The Joker

    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    Keaton all the way. He was badass when he said it. I love Bale's Batman, but when he said it in BB, I was like "Oh, dude Keaton sounded so much better saying that".
     
  7. Bat Attack

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    And the corny-cringe inducing "Nice Coat" line right after didn't help Bale any either.
     
  8. Damiean Dark

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    Keaton was so amamzing as the dark knight his whispering menace and shadowy presence kicks ass over bales good but not great "im angry at you tell me all i want to know" shouting do you want bale to be shouting like that at joker in tdk? or rather have keaton talking calmly but reeking of menace contrasting to jokers cocky but dangerous flambouyancy?.
     
  9. cryptic name

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    Keaton's worked better. i believed him when he said it.
     
  10. Agentsands77

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    I'm going to go against the grain and say I prefer Bale's delivery. The gruff, angry delivery is something I'm quite fond of, and the preceding material is that much more bad-ass. And I don't really mind the "nice coat" line, either.
     
  11. Palpadious

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    Bale souded like a redneck when he said it.

    Keaton wins by a mile.
     
  12. Agentsands77

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    What??
     
  13. Bat Attack

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    I thought Keaton said it better.
     
  15. dude stannis

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    Keaton for sure! That's my favourite movie scene of all time!
     
  16. Nepenthes

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    Bale sounded like the guy who works in my favourite kebab shop. He's a fat greasy Turk with lisp.
     
  17. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    But Batman doesn't need to sound angry. Keaton's harsh, whispered threat was all that was needed.....
     
  18. The Sage

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    Michael Keaton.
     
  19. Two-Face

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    Goerge Clooney :D


    "Hi Freeze, I'm Batman"
     
  20. Agentsands77

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    To each his own. I liked the intensity and pure threat of Bale's delivery, and thought the anger was more than fine for that moment. Keaton's delivery does very little for me, and the scene hasn't particularly aged well, either.

    I'm clearly going against the grain in this one.
     
  21. El Payaso

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    How so?
     
  22. batmaluco

    batmaluco Run, Batman! Run!

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    lol! :up:
     
  23. Bat Attack

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    I think it's just another excuse so he can bash Batman (1989). I don't see how that scene could not have aged well? :confused:
     
  24. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    It's aged so badly that it's become a classic scene and Batman Begins can repeat it.
     
  25. Agentsands77

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    Only in the sense that it's full of little moments that don't quite work. For example, the animated Bat shadow looks very silly, the batarang moment looks very silly, and that slow descent in the background with the very structured cape also looks very silly. Just my opinion. ::::braces himself for the onslaught of the BATMAN '89 protectors:::

    I find it interesting how well BATMAN RETURNS holds up, though.
     

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