Now that Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy has come to its monumental conclusion, I figured it was time to explore another director’s take on the Caped Crusader. It didn’t go as well as I’d hoped:
Tim Burton’s Batman is a strange animal: too dark to be enjoyed as pure camp, and too absurd to be viewed as serious entertainment.
Discarding the outright goofiness of the 1960s TV series, Burton takes a grimmer, gloomier approach to the Batman mythos. The result is both fantastically stylish and frustratingly hollow – a celebration of style over substance that dazzles the eye without ever engaging the mind or heart. Continue reading —->