Friday, July 18, 2008
Positive Vibes Friday: BATMAN MANIA
it was the summer of 1989. i was 11 years old and the most hyped movie of my life was coming out. every kid i knew owned at least 3 Batman t-shirts. we used to go see other movies that summer just to see the trailer for Batman. Michael Keaton is the title character. Jack as the Joker. it was THE summer movie of my early days. i'd say if i had to rank it in movies i was anticipating most it would fall only second to Star Wars, episode I: The Phantom Menace (and we all know how that turned out). in retrospect, Batman hasn't aged that well and it's also maybe the most ripped off movie of all time as every single comic book movie that's come afterwards has borrowed from it stylistically(just think of all the black leather suit updates we've had to endure as movie fans over the last 20 years..you can thank Tim Burton for that). for an 11 year old boy it was pretty fucking awesome. well that same 11 year old boy still resides in me somewhere and he's pretty fucking pumped for The DARK KNIGHT (I'll be seeing it this evening at 8pm). anyways here's the famous trailer for the 1989 film that kicked off the whole comic book movie craze.