Starring: Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Michael Gough
The rich billionaire who is an antique dealer by day goes by the name of Batman at night. He prowls the city and gets rid of all the scum and filth and wipes the streets of Gotham City clean. Few people know the truth about Bruce Wayne (Keaton) and his secret other side. His quiet and secretive life changes with the appearance of the beautiful and charming photographer, Vicki Vale (Basinger). Jack Napier (Nicholson) is a criminal mastermind of Gotham City who has an unfortunate chemical reaction which leaves him with an altered appearance and the urge to laugh all the time, hence he now calls himself The Joker. The Joker blames Batman for his appearance and seeks revenge and his revenge will be the lives of all of Gotham City's residents. His threat is about to turn into reality only if Batman can stop him and bring him to justice. The movie is a very typical superhero movie with the good winning over the bad and the usual damsel in distress who needs to be rescued from the hands of the good for nothing villain. Apart from Nicholson's exceptional performance, the movie is the average entertainer. It marks the start of a long line of Batman movies which live up to this very day.
Thumbs up: Jack Nicholson
Thumbs down: Average story, nothing exceptional