Em, No. I disagree. And Christian Bale is Irish, I believe. I also think he out-Americanizes many Americans--or at least does a reasonable facsimile. And sorry, he looks...er...like that, and has that natural dark thing, so he has my support.
He "out-Americnaizes many Americans'" exactly what I meant by overacting. No Doubt Christian Bale is a good actor, from Wales,UK according to IMDB anyway. But I'm sorry, this new Dark Knight would be great if not for Bale's lisp. Maybe it's just me that hears it, but I don't think so.
The Christian Bale movies are much more realistic, if a guy in a bat suit can be considered realistic. But I like him the best. The cheese factor has been eliminated, plus he's pretty darn good looking.
Yep, guess the adsense forum he started got him all in a tizzy or something when he learned that he was not making the huge (lol) amounts that some others were seeing from Google. I thought he was cool beans until his unprovoked attacks on me and other hubbers. Oh, well, I'm sure he's back in another form and hopefully he got all the nasties out of his system.
To me, there can only be one Batman; and that's Adam West, from the tv show that was on when I was a kid. There have since been better looking and "cooler" Batman's (Batmen?); but they're all imposters!
Well, I'm a bit young for Adam West as Batman, but Adam West as mayor of Family Guy is pretty awesome.
Hands down, it goes to Michael Keaton. No consideration needed. Of course comparing the Tim Burton movies to the Steven Spielburg movies is probably an act of insanity, but I like the fantasy feeling in the Tim Burton movies. I like the new ones to be sure, it's a refreshing look, and the darkness in it is a more terrifying one. Now when talking about the bad guys of the Batman series, no doubt, Heath Ledger. Him as the joker was delicious!
I have to agree. I love the dimension of character (hey- Batman, like many superheroes, is a complex guy) in the newer movies. The older ones were fun but in a really superficial slapstick kind of way.
That said, all (original series and all the movies) are good and are such different takes on the story. Apples and oranges.
I liked Adam West on the tv version,but the movie version favorite was Micheal Keaton. Adam West 's character was campy and dark at times,while you wouldn't expect Micheal to be serious. I was hard to watch him as a sexy batman ,knowing all the while ,in the back of my mind, that he was "Mr.Mom!" LOL