Who else hates Keaton's Batman?

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#1 Posted by comicdude23 (11397 posts) - - Show Bio

Let's list the flaws in his Batman/Bruce Wayne.

I'll list one - He could barely move.

#2 Posted by Sobe Cin (599 posts) - - Show Bio

For me, he was missing the bat vacuum.

#3 Posted by SoA (4592 posts) - - Show Bio

better than kilmer n clooney.

#4 Posted by x_29 (2272 posts) - - Show Bio

Not me

#5 Posted by comicdude23 (11397 posts) - - Show Bio

@x_29 said:

Not me

The thread is to list his flaws.

#6 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (4509 posts) - - Show Bio

He would kill. And Keaton is a bit short. Thats all I got.

#7 Edited by comicdude23 (11397 posts) - - Show Bio

@Guardiandevil83 said:

He would kill. And Keaton is a bit short. Thats all I got.

What about he couldn't fight or that he barely even talked.

#8 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (4509 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicdude23 said:

@Guardiandevil83 said:

He would kill. And Keaton is a bit short. Thats all I got.

What about he couldn't fight or that he barely even talked.ng

Since when has Batman been a talker? And dude fought a swordsman weilding two Katana with only his gloves. He beat down all of Jokers henchman and didn't even touch his belt except when he needed to climb buildings ect.

#9 Posted by comicdude23 (11397 posts) - - Show Bio

@Guardiandevil83 said:

@comicdude23 said:

@Guardiandevil83 said:

He would kill. And Keaton is a bit short. Thats all I got.

What about he couldn't fight or that he barely even talked.ng

Since when has Batman been a talker? And dude fought a swordsman weilding two Katana with only his gloves. He beat down all of Jokers henchman and didn't even touch his belt except when he needed to climb buildings ect.

He should have said a bit more at-least. He was so quiet. That fight sequence really sucked, honestly. He looked really stiff and slow.

#10 Posted by x_29 (2272 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicdude23 said:

@x_29 said:

Not me

The thread is to list his flaws.

Oh...well i see no major flaws.

#11 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4637 posts) - - Show Bio
@comicdude23 said:

@x_29 said:

Not me

The thread is to list his flaws.


This thread is years too late.
#12 Posted by Shamelesslysupportinaznballers (553 posts) - - Show Bio

Nothing worth nitpicking about. I love his Batman to this day & I'd rank it higher than Bale's Batman.

#13 Posted by comicdude23 (11397 posts) - - Show Bio

@Shamelesslysupportinaznballers said:

Nothing worth nitpicking about. I love his Batman to this day & I'd rank it higher than Bale's Batman.

I wouldn't put him anywhere near Bale's Batman. Bale's could fight, was intimidating and was in great shape.

#14 Posted by Vance Astro (90727 posts) - - Show Bio

Keaton's Batman>>Bale's Batman.

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#15 Posted by comicdude23 (11397 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro, lol no. Explain why you said that.

#16 Edited by Vance Astro (90727 posts) - - Show Bio
@comicdude23 said:

@Vance Astro, lol no. Explain why you said that.

Micheal Keaton was a better Bruce Wayne. His demeanor and his look matched how I would picture Bruce if he was a real person. As Batman he's better at pulling off the intimidation factor than Bale, as far as acting he was just better. If we are talking about action scenes, remember we are comparing an 80's action film to a modern action film. These days, just about anyone can me made to look convincing in combat (not that Keaton wasn't).
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#17 Posted by Hunter114 (829 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry, but there aren't really any major flaws with the character... or the actor... it's a matter of tone... and I would expect nothing less from Tim Burton than something dark and gritty

Keaton didn't need to say anything... his actions and demeanor spoke for themselves... and he ok he did kill, but it was only twice (that I'm aware of) though there's some room for debate there.

The cinematography was great, the music was pretty good (more Danny Elfman's theme than any of Prince's songs), the only "real" flaw was that Knox didn't really have a place in the movie, he was just there to move the plot along and for some comic relief, but that's a personal thing... it actually adds more to the movie than it takes away from it

#18 Posted by TDK_1997 (13684 posts) - - Show Bio

Michael Keaton's Batman was good but I didn't like it that much.None of the old Batman actors were good and I didn't like any of them but Michael Keaton was the best of them.But I can't hate him.

#19 Posted by daredevil21134 (9097 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro said:

Keaton's Batman>>Bale's Batman.

Yup

#20 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (4669 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro
Keaton's Batman>>Bale's Batman.
This. Keaton OG Batman.
#21 Posted by King001 (17 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicdude23: Most of your arguments are relating to the costume not Keaton's portrayal of batman/wayne. The fact that he couldn't fight/move had to do with the costume design. To me he's been the better incarnation. Bale is good, but his voice just kills everything else.

#22 Posted by GillaDro (230 posts) - - Show Bio

Keaton was serious, Bale's a douche

#23 Posted by Billy Batson (56913 posts) - - Show Bio

Started watching the first Keaton Batman movie - lost interest in ten minutes.
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#24 Posted by Vance Astro (90727 posts) - - Show Bio
@Billy Batson said:

Started watching the first Keaton Batman movie - Got overwhelmed by Keaton's manliness and passed out in the first 10 minutes
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Fixed.
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#25 Posted by GillaDro (230 posts) - - Show Bio

If you're just recently watching the Batman movies, I can see why you would like the newer ones better. Keaton was real popular back then, but it's an old movie. Technology has advanced in the movies since then too.People of all ages love batman, so if youre 15 years old you're opinions are gonna be way different than a 30, 40, 50 year old's. What was cool back then isn't cool to the newer generation.

#26 Posted by Billy Batson (56913 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro said:

@Billy Batson said:

Started watching the first Keaton Batman movie - Got overwhelmed by Keaton's manliness and passed out in the first 10 minutes
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Fixed.

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#27 Posted by Vance Astro (90727 posts) - - Show Bio
@Billy Batson said:

@Vance Astro said:

@Billy Batson said:

Started watching the first Keaton Batman movie - Got overwhelmed by Keaton's manliness and passed out in the first 10 minutes
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Fixed.

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That's what you meant.
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#28 Posted by Trixie (119 posts) - - Show Bio

Keaton is awesome. I loved his Batman.

#29 Posted by Billy Batson (56913 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro said:

That's what you meant.

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#30 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
@Billy Batson: Are you reading Wally's back issues?
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#31 Edited by CrimsonAvenger (1162 posts) - - Show Bio

Flaws? I don't remember any flaws with Keaton's portrayal of Batman. Bale's a great actor but he's no Michael Keaton when it comes to Batman. If I ran into Keaton's Batman on the street, I'd be scared but If I ran into Bale's Batman I'd probably start laughing. Tim Burton's first Batman film is a masterpiece and easily one of the top ten films of the 1980's.

#32 Posted by Billy Batson (56913 posts) - - Show Bio

@Morpheus_:

Already finished.
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#33 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
@Billy Batson: Cool, I am at # 108.
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#34 Posted by KnightRise (4753 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

Started watching the first Keaton Batman movie - lost interest in ten minutes.
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The Burton movies are put on a pedestal and apparently I'm suppossed to love them. But I don't; to me they weren't even that good.

#35 Posted by Deranged Midget (17598 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw nothing wrong with Keaton's Batman. In regards to what he had to portray, he did a pretty damn good job.

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#36 Posted by Shamelesslysupportinaznballers (553 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicdude23 said:

@Shamelesslysupportinaznballers said:

Nothing worth nitpicking about. I love his Batman to this day & I'd rank it higher than Bale's Batman.

I wouldn't put him anywhere near Bale's Batman. Bale's could fight, was intimidating and was in great shape.

I guess you can say Bale's version of Batman could fight if fighting like a drunk at a bar counts as being able to fight. Otherwise i'm giving the notch to Keaton in the fighting dept. Not that Keaton was overly impressive himself but he gets the nod due to how very unimpressive Bale's fighting ability was in all 3 movies. But to be fair to Bale, I don't blame him, it's just not in Nolan to give a good fight scene.

Also Keaton was more believable as Bruce Wayne, he didn't sound like he needed a cough drop everytime he talked & I personally the Keaton's batsuit. It just looks more like the classic batman.

#37 Posted by Hunter114 (829 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise said:

@Billy Batson said:

Started watching the first Keaton Batman movie - lost interest in ten minutes.
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The Burton movies are put on a pedestal and apparently I'm suppossed to love them. But I don't; to me they weren't even that good.

I think the general point is that there's a difference between a bad movie and a movie that you don't like... if you just don't like it and have a reason, then it's fine, because it's subjective, so it can't be argued with... but if it's being called a bad movie, which in my opinion it isn't, then that's a different story altogether.

#38 Posted by FearTheLiving (1163 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise said:

@Billy Batson said:

Started watching the first Keaton Batman movie - lost interest in ten minutes.
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The Burton movies are put on a pedestal and apparently I'm suppossed to love them. But I don't; to me they weren't even that good.

Same could be said about Nolan's Batman. Personally Keaton is my favorite live action Batman.

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#39 Posted by Tradog (1766 posts) - - Show Bio

I did not have a problem with Keaton, In fact I liked him a bit more than Bale in terms of the better Batman. Bale is a better Bruce Wayne, though.

#40 Posted by _Masquerade_ (66 posts) - - Show Bio

Haha, I misread this as who hates Kate Beaton's Batman.

But nah, I liked the movie. Keaton fit the times.

#41 Posted by Funrush (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

I was always neutral on Keaton's Batman. Always thought Bale was better.

#42 Posted by DrEgonSpengler (473 posts) - - Show Bio
@comicdude23 said:


                   

@Guardiandevil83 said:

@comicdude23 said:

@Guardiandevil83 said:

He would kill. And Keaton is a bit short. Thats all I got.

What about he couldn't fight or that he barely even talked.ng

Since when has Batman been a talker? And dude fought a swordsman weilding two Katana with only his gloves. He beat down all of Jokers henchman and didn't even touch his belt except when he needed to climb buildings ect.

He should have said a bit more at-least. He was so quiet. That fight sequence really sucked, honestly. He looked really stiff and slow.



                   

               

Keaton was better than Bale I think. I also thought Bale looked slow in most of his fights too. I personally liked Keaton's fight scenes better, and at least he had a Batmobile!
#43 Posted by Vance Astro (90727 posts) - - Show Bio
@FearTheLiving said:

@KnightRise said:

The Burton movies are put on a pedestal and apparently I'm suppossed to love them. But I don't; to me they weren't even that good.

Same could be said about Nolan's Batman. Personally Keaton is my favorite live action Batman.

It's actually more true for Nolan's Batman. 
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#44 Posted by Flopsop200 (153 posts) - - Show Bio

Keaton played a better Bruce Wayne and his Batman was more in line with comics imo (barring the killing). For me Bale didn't step up his role as either until the third movie. As far as movies go they are totally different. Its like comparing TDKR to the Avengers.

#45 Posted by Joygirl (15340 posts) - - Show Bio

He was atrocious.

-Could barely move,fight scenes were abysmal

-Not grim at all. Nothing like Batman, not brooding, nothing.

-Expressed intellect as nerdiness. I mean really, glasses?

-Just... not impressive in any way.

-Was a terrible playboy

-Doesn't look like any incarnation of Batman.

He's my least favorite, except for, perhaps, Clooney.

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#46 Posted by Deranged Midget (17598 posts) - - Show Bio

@Joygirl: Oh god... Clooney was terrible. I personally thought Bale and Kilmer were the best.

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#47 Posted by The Stegman (20734 posts) - - Show Bio


He was atrocious.

-Could barely move,fight scenes were abysmal

-Not grim at all. Nothing like Batman, not brooding, nothing.

-Expressed intellect as nerdiness. I mean really, glasses?

-Just... not impressive in any way.

-Was a terrible playboy

-Doesn't look like any incarnation of Batman.

He's my least favorite, except for, perhaps, Clooney. 

This, and his quirky borderline psycho acts were ridiculous.  
'YOU WANNA GET NUTS?? LET'S GET NUTS!!'' 
 
Seriously?? when has Bruce Wayne EVER acted like that??
#48 Posted by GillaDro (230 posts) - - Show Bio

Clooney was the worst

#49 Posted by GillaDro (230 posts) - - Show Bio

I also like Nicholson's Joker best

#50 Posted by KnightRise (4753 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro said:

@FearTheLiving said:

@KnightRise said:

The Burton movies are put on a pedestal and apparently I'm suppossed to love them. But I don't; to me they weren't even that good.

Same could be said about Nolan's Batman. Personally Keaton is my favorite live action Batman.

It's actually more true for Nolan's Batman.

Again, "think" versus "is". I didn't watch any single Batman film and go "Yes. That is Bruce Wayne done perfect", but to me, Keaton and the Tim Burton films were lame. My inner hipster tells me to say they're masterpieces in noir, but nahh B, I refuse. I honestly don't think Keaton was anything special. At least Bale got his Bat-brood on.

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