Monday, March 9, 2015

The Evolution of Batman Films Part 2

In summer 1989, Tim Burton's Batman arrived and took the world by storm. At the time the only other major superhero movies released in theaters had been the Superman films, whose quality was diminishing rapidly. Batman had been a kitchy fad in the 60's, but had now gone back to his roots as a dark avenger of the night. Batman introduced the concept of superheroes wearing black rubber suits instead of tights, a costume conceit that still persists to this day. Considered very dark and unsuitable for young children at the time of its release, Batman shocked many parents expecting Adam West style antics. But things were about to get even darker...

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