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Who was the best Batman?

  1. Guardian1 profile image73
    Guardian1posted 7 years ago

    I miss adam west from the TV version. I used to watch the show religously. For the more recent movies, I'd have to say Michael Keaton rocked it out.

  2. livewithrichard profile image85
    livewithrichardposted 7 years ago

    I agree, Michael Keaton was the best in portraying Batman in a movie.  I like the new Dark Knight versions but Christian Bale overacts and disguises his British accent poorly.

    1. Guardian1 profile image73
      Guardian1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Val Kilmer was also a bad fit for the role

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      Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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. wink

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Michael K had cute eyebrows though dont ya think tongue

        1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image86
          Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          That's true!

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          Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          He totally, completely reminds me of my friend Hodge (no longer going by that name, so safe to post, lol), so NO!!  Ewww.

          1. livewithrichard profile image85
            livewithrichardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            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.

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              Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Yeah...welll!  Well...he still looks like that, wink, so he still has my support.  Call me shallow!

  3. RooBee profile image84
    RooBeeposted 7 years ago

    Keaton first, followed by Bale. Kilmer was indeed a terrible pick for the role.

    The newer installments are of much better quality than the earlier movies, in my humble opinion.

  4. lafenty profile image88
    lafentyposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. spiderpam profile image58
      spiderpamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Spot on, I totally agree. Long live Bale

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    badcompany99posted 7 years ago

    Delboy !

    1. RooBee profile image84
      RooBeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Is that you? The real you? really?

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        badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Of course it is !

        1. RooBee profile image84
          RooBeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I have only ever seen you in your seafaring regalia, so pardon my surprise big_smile

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            badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I decided to kill the pirate and just be myself from now on !

            1. RooBee profile image84
              RooBeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              How nice for us!

              1. fierycj profile image85
                fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                well, since no one is asking, What happened to all your hubs and fans as well?

                1. RooBee profile image84
                  RooBeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  He deleted his account, as documented in the forum entitled: OMG the lil red button, or something like that.

                  He also had a mouthful of nasty things to say about some fellow hubbers, myself included. Not sure what I ever did to him, but apparently he hated me.

                  He liked you, MangoGirl, mandybeau, and a few select others though so you must have done something right CJ! smile

                  1. Guardian1 profile image73
                    Guardian1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Badcompany deleted his account???

        2. Guardian1 profile image73
          Guardian1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          He's all muscle, Baby wink.  you do change your profile picture a lot. It's always nice to see the real you.

  6. RooBee profile image84
    RooBeeposted 7 years ago

    Yeah, gotta clarify that I actually like Bale's acting better as well as the films he's in BUT Keaton's jaw looks so dag-nabbin cool in the cowl.

  7. Colebabie profile image61
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    I like Keaton. Good looking and good fit. He's not a pretty boy like the others.

    1. Guardian1 profile image73
      Guardian1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      He had depth of character. He was sexy even when brudding in the film.

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I loved him in Beetlejuice and that Movie where they couldnt get him out of the house, Pacific Heights, man that was some Movie !

      1. Colebabie profile image61
        Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah he's a good actor. And I think he's cute, a different cute, which is always good.

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          badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah I agree, should I be worried lol

          1. Colebabie profile image61
            Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Haha. Your secret man crush on Michael Keaton is safe with me smile

        2. Guardian1 profile image73
          Guardian1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Anyone know what Keaton is doing these days? Been a while since he's been in anything.

  8. Colebabie profile image61
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    The movies themselves have totally changed though. They're all so crazily different.

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    badcompany99posted 7 years ago

    He appears in my dreams but I find saying Beetlejuice 3 times works lol.

    1. Colebabie profile image61
      Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Doesn't saying Beetlejuice 3Xs call him?? You want him even more than you thought!

  10. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    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!    cool

    1. Guardian1 profile image73
      Guardian1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You tell em, Lisa. Adam was very sexy and a class act.

      1. Lisa HW profile image83
        Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It's good to know I'm not the only one who remembers him.   smile

  11. B.Z. Alixandre profile image79
    B.Z. Alixandreposted 7 years ago

    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!

  12. lisafwg01 profile image59
    lisafwg01posted 7 years ago

    Adam West will always be Batman to me...a true cultural icon.

    As for the movies, Michael Keaton was the only good batman.

  13. Eaglekiwi profile image72
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Adam West !!!! smile
    and Michael
    and George Clooney

  14. lxxy profile image61
    lxxyposted 7 years ago

    TV's Adam West rawks. He's much cooler now in Family Guy, I think, though.

    Keaton rawked, but it was Tim Burton's overall take on the thing that I loved.

    The other ones kinda went...weird, like a mix between Burton and the 60s schlep, which works best when watching it with the banter of rifftrax.

    I'm all for Batman Begins and Christian. Anyone who can do some gnarly gunfu's got my vote.

  15. Patty Inglish, MS profile image86
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

    Oldest Batman film I could find. Not the best but the most interesting due to age of the film. lol  I like Adam West and Michael Keaton.

    April 15, 1943
    "The Electrical Brain"
    Lewis Wilson as Batman
    Douglas Croft as Robin
    J. Carrol Naish as Dr. Daka


    YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zNcKo2jb1k

  16. lxxy profile image61
    lxxyposted 7 years ago

    Haha, this is way cool Patty. Thanks!

  17. Patty Inglish, MS profile image86
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

    I thot it was fun too. Old movies are cool.

  18. lxxy profile image61
    lxxyposted 7 years ago

    I'm all about silent films.

  19. Pete Maida profile image60
    Pete Maidaposted 7 years ago

    I'm staying with Christian Bale.  It may not be him as much as the role that he had but I like the depth of his Batman.

    1. RooBee profile image84
      RooBeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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. smile

  20. Eaglekiwi profile image72
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Just to divert for a couple of minutes
    Who would you like to see as the next Batman from our hubbers?
    cool

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      Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Haha.  Pete just above might make a good one.  He kinda has that "dark thing" going.  smile

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think so too ,and a strong name to match smile

    2. B.Z. Alixandre profile image79
      B.Z. Alixandreposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hmmm....James McAvoy would be pretty sweet!

  21. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    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 smile

 
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