Line(s) of the Day #Batman


Vicki Vale: A lot of people think you’re as dangerous as the Joker.
Batman: He’s psychotic.
Vicki Vale: Some people say the same thing about you.
Batman: What people?
Vicki Vale: Well, I mean, let’s face it. You’re not exactly normal, are you?
Batman: It’s not exactly a normal world, is it?

Kim Basinger and Michael Keaton in the hugely successful Batman (1989).  As well as grossing over $400m worldwide, it relaunched the superhero genre, influenced marketing campaigns and won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction. It’s also fascinating to compare to The Dark Knight, which features an altogether different intereptation of Joker.


16 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #Batman

    • Aside from a joke about Vicki Vale’s weight, it’s aged really well. I know Heath Ledger rightfully earned great acclaim for his portrayal, but I did love Jack Nicholson’s version of the Joker too. The story is strong, but the set design also stood out loads. Nice soundtrack too.

  1. The 1989 movie will always be my favorite Batman because I grew up watching it. A bit silly in places such as the bat wing sequence, but very rewatchable and quotable too!

  2. The Dark Knight’s Joker was much darker. N fact, all three of the Nolan films were darker and more realistic on the original intent of the Batman comics.

    I found this version of Joker highly entertaining. But Joker had too much of a feel of the old 60s television series.

    • True. But I was ok with that. I loved Watchmen the graphic novel. The movie though just felt like the page was being turned. There was no vision from the director whatsoever. Saying that, I didn’t like Alfred the butler bringing Vicki to the cave without permission first. It’s ok to have a vision and a slight change in tone and interpretation but you can’t have characters acting in a way they would never act.

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