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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by nonsqtr, May 14, 2005.

  1. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Who's the best Batman? Michael Keaton? val Kilmer?

    My vote for best leading lady would be Vicki Vail, and my vote for best villain would be the Joker.

  2. George Clooney.

    But I'm biased. :smug: ;)
  3. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Adam West!
  4. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    I think that the awesomeness of each particular Batman is dependent on the quality of the film surrounding him. I think if Val Kilmer was in the first two Tim Burton Batmans, he would have come off much better. George Clooney... not so good overall. The last movie was a joke.

    I have high hopes for Christian Bale. Scarecrow in the first movie, Joker in the second, and an as-of-yet-unannounced villain in the third. :D
  5. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile

    Adam IS Batman :bassist:

    although... The animation and voice actor from "Batman Beyond" is how I think of him now... kinda the Aged Adam West Batman
  6. I-Love-Ratm


    Feb 24, 2003
    Michael Keaton for me.But I think Christian Bale could be very good

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Michael Keaton but i am also partial to Adam West.
  8. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA

    This has the potential to be the best Batman movie. Not as stylized as the Tim Burton movies, and not as....neon or nipply as the Joel Shumacher abominations....

    Cloony would make a good Bruce Wayne in a decent film, but I don't know if he can brood enough to be a good Batman.

    The cast for the new one looks pretty astounding, and I think Bale can pull off the angst.
  9. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I have high hopes for this one. Good director, STRONG cast, no Bat-nipples or fruit-basket codpieces, and with a non-wuss Batman (And no Nicholson mugging like he was Jim Carey)

    Definitely looking forward to it.
  10. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    +1 :D
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Michael Keaton was the best Bruce Wayne.

    Keaton and Kilmer were both great as Batman, but Kilmer as Bruce Wayne just didn't work for me.

    I'd rather not talk about Clooney as either character.
  12. Only


    Sep 8, 2002
    Warrensburg, MO

    However, Adam West was the one who could deliver lines like "Quick, Robin! Hand me the Bat-Shark-Repellant!" calmly and with a straight face while a rubber shark has engulfed half his leg.
  13. Nikehawk

    Nikehawk Guest

    Jul 29, 2001
    Yorkville, IL, USA
    I'm Batman.
  14. Michael Keaton, without a doubt. I am, however, very much looking forward to the new Batman Begins movie. Christian Bale looks like he fits the part.
  15. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    No, you're not.

  16. West > Keaton > Kilmer > Clooney
  17. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    My favorite Batman was Frank Miller. End of story.
  18. +1

    The first film was simply better than the others, so I've gotta give the best Batman title to Keaton. The second movie was helped by the presence of the immortal Christopher Walken, but past that...eh...nothing special.

    The next one really should be cool though. The Scarecrow was my favorite Batman villain from the cartoon series I watched when I was younger.
  19. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Holy Bikerbabes Batman +100
  20. Nikehawk

    Nikehawk Guest

    Jul 29, 2001
    Yorkville, IL, USA
    You know me better than I know myself.

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