The Batman movies have never been remade in their entirety. The 1966 Batman film was just an extended episode of the TV show. Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman tried to distance itself from the 60’s Batman altogether. Christopher Nolan’s reboot of Batman Begins in 2005 and The Dark Knight in 2008 brings us back to the characters that were relatable to fans and audiences. The story line plot was similar in the underlying theme of characters and good versus evil. The difference between the two Batman movies shows a change in our culture from 1989 to 2008.
Tim Burton’s Batman of 1989 was set in the style and time frame of the early comic books. It was the first time Batman had a new look. The new bat car, bat plane, and other modern accessories were different from the 1960 version of Batman. The movie was considered dark for our culture for 1989, but it was also fun to watch. The joker was a bad guy that wanted to take over Gotham City and Batman had to stop him. Batman was a vigilante and the joker wanted to destroy him so that the joker could have his way. It was just a good ole fight and was exciting to see that in 1989.
Christopher Nolan’s Batman of 2008 was a total reboot for Batman. A lot changed in this movie. This movie was substantially darker than the Batman movie of 1989. It was very realistic in that the characters and situations were more believable as something that could happen in our modern day society. Of course, Batman received the most up to date technologies and the plot line was similar in that the joker was still bad and Batman was still the good guy. In this movie, however, the joker was a terrorist who wanted to create mayhem in order to watch the people in the city to destroy themselves.
The two movies were very similar in the characters and the underlying themes. The differences were in the Batman and Joker character themselves. The 2008 Joker was more believable as a real character. Both were dark, however, the 2008 Joker was more...