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#1 Posted by thedarkknight9283 (84 posts) - - Show Bio

Micheal Keaton was not that good of a Batman. Val Kilmer to me was more believable as the Dark Knight, and I liked his potrayal better. I feel Kilmer was the best Batman in the Burton/Schumacher series.

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#2 Posted by TheManInTheShoe (3998 posts) - - Show Bio

@thedarkknight9283: I didn't like any of them. Almost none of them gave Bruce a personality, IMO.

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#3 Posted by Joygirl (21019 posts) - - Show Bio

Agreed. I actually prefered Kilmer (the actor, not the film he was in) to Bale. And I assume Affleck.

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#4 Posted by vance_astro (89883 posts) - - Show Bio

Keaton was the best Batman to date.

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#5 Posted by Supermanwithatan01 (6009 posts) - - Show Bio

@vance_astro said:

Keaton was the best Batman to date.


He wasn't overly in shape and never portrayed as a "serious" actor, he'd always been a comedian. I thought he was the best.

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#6 Posted by BigL (622 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree

Nicole Kidman tho ;)

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#8 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6518 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl: Bit early to assume Affleck, isn't it?

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#9 Posted by Fallschirmjager (22482 posts) - - Show Bio

Agreed. Kilmer was the best Burten Batman by far IMO. He wasn't quite Bruce though.

Still prefer Bale overall because of the consistency.

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#11 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6518 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl: I thought he was really good in Argo. I can picture him as Batman.

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#12 Posted by vance_astro (89883 posts) - - Show Bio

Affleck is going to mess around and make fools out of all of you.

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#13 Edited by Oscuro (1170 posts) - - Show Bio

Keaton was my favorite. Val had more of the look I guess, but his performance was neither bad or good to me.

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#14 Posted by TheCannon (20267 posts) - - Show Bio

Keaton was the best Batman to date.

This. Glad someone else sees that.

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#15 Posted by silent_bomber (4389 posts) - - Show Bio

Keaton was the best by a country mile.

He was the only one who actually acted like a real person

damaged, withdrawn, volatile, intense, you could see this guy actually had the sort of serious issues which would push him into wearing a disguise and going out on the streets intimidating and beating up criminals.

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#16 Edited by silkyballfro94 (6726 posts) - - Show Bio

Nicole Kidman was HAWT in that movie. I have to disagree with Val Kilmer being better than Keaton though. I thought Keaton's Batman was more intimidating and badass overall.

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#17 Posted by MrShway88 (721 posts) - - Show Bio

Keaton all the way. No contest.

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#18 Edited by The Stegman (34914 posts) - - Show Bio

I hated Keaton's weird, spastic, borderline ADD Bruce Wayne, not only was Kilmer better, but Bale and even Clooney were all better.

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#19 Edited by warlock360 (28180 posts) - - Show Bio

Keaton was and is my fav, Kilmer is a troglodyte and bale has throat cancer.

Clooney has bat nipples.

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#20 Posted by daredevil21134 (15716 posts) - - Show Bio

Val is my favorite Batman

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#21 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (8917 posts) - - Show Bio

So... what was up with Keaton's Bruce Wayne sleeping upside down like a bat?

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#22 Posted by batmannflash (6283 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't like neither of them. But Kilmer definitely had a better Bruce Wayne. But I think Keaton was the better Batman, although it wasn't that good in the first place.

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#23 Edited by d_bones (4250 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm preferential to Kilmer bats if only because Batman Forever was the only one I had on video as a kid so seeing the other batman movies were a treat but not my standard batman experience. so yeah out of the original 4 kilmer and Forever are my faves.

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#25 Edited by chem86 (445 posts) - - Show Bio

Val Kilmer all the way

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#27 Edited by sinestro_GL (3651 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally, Keaton was my favourite Batman, out of the live-action versions.

I thought he played the 'tortured' persona the best out of all previous actors, and definitely nailed the 'lurking in the shadows' aspect of Batman.