082: Batman (1989)
Maximilian Rivera October 15, 2017
Premise: The Dark Knight of Gotham City wages his war on crime and faces his first major enemy — gangster and homicidal clown, the Joker.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%
If you don’t know, Batman was directed by Tim Burton. It’s written by Sam Hamm and Warren Skaaren, and while their names rhyme, I don’t think that was on purpose. The film stars Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, and Jack Palance.
Things we talk about:
- American Vandal on Netflix
- The current popularity rise of Dungeons and Dragons. Recently, more celebrities have been open about playing it — Vin Diesel, Joe Manganiello, and Deborah Ann Woll for example. There is a growing pop culture acceptance of pen and paper roleplaying, with popular podcasts and web shows including: Critical Role, The Adventure Zone, and Cosmic Crit.
- There is a new Stranger Things season 2 trailer. We discuss whether or not you should watch a trailer if you know you’re in and it’s not gonna add to your enjoyment.
- There are some Blade Runner short films, Max watched all three of them. We get lost in the weeds about how you pronounce Denis Villeneuve’s name.
- We ponder if Blade Runner 2049′s struggle in the box office should affect how we view the film?
- – Blade Runner (1982) is an influential science fiction film that changed science fiction and defined the whole cyberpunk genre; Max suggests that Batman (1989) defined the whole superhero genre.
- This week’s hashtag to use when discussing our episode is #touchstone.
Questions We Ask:
- How does this movie compare to the other 90s Batman movies
- How does this film hold up compared to the Christopher Nolan Batman movies?
- Is Michael Keaton a good Batman? Is Jack Nicholson a good Joker?
- Do we love or hate the Prince soundtrack?
- How did this influence the superhero genre?
- How would YOU rank all of the Bruce Waynes out there?