Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Evolution of Batman Films Part 3

1989's Batman was a massive hit. A sequel was greenlit, and Warner Bros allowed director Tim Burton to fully indulge himself in Batman's dark tone and vile villains, resulting in Batman Returns. Unfortunately, the dark and violent tone of the film backfired in a major way. While the movie was a commercial success, it gained much notoriety as being TOO dark and gruesome. Burton and star Michael Keaton left the franchise, while Warner Bros reversed their decision to make Batman grim and gritty and instead turned the caped crusader 180 degrees into the realm of campy farce. Brace yourself, Batfans. Things are going to get rough.

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