BM89 is in my top 5 movies of all time. Not because there aren't movies better than it, but because it's one of the films I will actually watch over and over. Hey, if you think The Dark Knight is the best Batman film, I can't disagree(Personally DKR is my favorite of the Nohlan movies). Still, there's still something simple and fun about 89 that makes it special. I was 3 when it came out, so I didn't get to watch it until it was on VHS. However I was old enough to remember seeing this.... ..EVERYWHERE....and I mean...EVERYWHERE... To me it's a great movie. Burton brings to it a style and tone that really fit the character of that particular time. Keaton rocks the @#$^, Jack rocks the #$^&. So many visualy Awesome scenes. I really like the one where the Batmobile is driving down the road in that creepy ass forest. It's critical failing is that the film is not about Batman. Burton does try to through it some of the ideas of the character though. Things like Joker and Batman being two sides of the same coin and Batman being a facist. It's stuff you really got to look for though. I also like that Batman is BATMAN starting out. The origin is done in minor flashback. And the score, Awesome. The score also scared the hell out of me as a kid. I would watch the film in the dark, and the opening credits where they camera pans through the symbol, creeped me out. Especially when the music it's high mark. Lets also not forget that this movie is a prime candidate for being in the Library of Congress someday. Why? One, obviously, being the craze is started that year. Secondly it's the template for how "THAT" kind of movie was made for years to come. To a certain extent Raimi's Spider-Man uses the same formula. Thirdly, I didn't even know this until I was listeing to some guys on a pod cast talk about it, but at one point VHS tapes cost about 60 to 80 dollars to buy. Back then the Video store was where you rented your film, and watched it. Why would you want to watch the same film over and over, anyway? Warner Bro. went all in on the VHS and put a 19.99 price on it, and people went #$^&ing NUTS. It was also the film that showed how big a movie based off a comic book character could be. The VHS is special to me, not just because of it being where I first watched the film, but becaus of these two vids before the movie.... Love that diet coke commerical. Love it. When that dude died a couple years ago, I bet you I got on youtube and watched that coke commerical 100 times. So there you go, 25 years of BATMAN 89. What do you remember of the craze that surrounded that time? Did you like the film or hate? Let us now below.