With help from Alfred, billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne lives a double life, one as Bruce and the other as Batman. Battling crime after promising to avenge his dead parents, Batman soon finds a new villain has arrived to Gotham, a demented man known as The Joker. Killing hundreds of people, The Joker seems to be Gotham’s undoing, but not if Batman can stop him.
A good, dark movie directed by Tim Burton. Jack Nicholson’s Joker is now overlooked due to Ledger’s but I think they are both two of the most demented and scary performances ever given. I think Michael Keaton also did a pretty good job as Batman/Bruce Wayne, though I can’t help but picture him from Mr. Mom when I see this movie. The story is good and this really was the first serious Batman film.
The end conflict is a little ridiculous, and it’s where most criticism’s are. The whole end conflict is kind of silly which deducts from the more serious scenes earlier in the film.