8 Little Known Facts That Made Michael Keaton's Batman Awesome

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Jorgen Pinoy
also the coolest car build for batman
Jorgen Pinoy
best batman ever
Another little known fact about Michael Keaton's Batman: He created the "Fap Face"! 3:18
Bill Nye
Christian Bale was terrible as Batman, but fantastic as Bruce Wayne.
dain bramaged
Batman didn't recognize Jack Napier as the man who killed his parents when Batman dropped Jack into the chemicals. He just saw him as a crook who liked to hurt people.
Bruce realized who he was when Bruce was thinking of the night his parents died. When they both, Bruce and Jack, were in Vicky Vails appt the joker asked Bruce "Have you ever danced with the devil by the pale moonlight?", that's when Bruce realized Napier was the Joker.
Keaton is the true bat, everyone else just copied.
Andreas Γ…kermark
Fuck you got it all wrong.
Mike Rojo
thAT guy
You are plumpy not adam
Li-Li Mandragon
Completely deserving of being the first of Spiderman's rogue gallery to appear in the MCU.
Batman was not a horrible fighter. He took out thugs in one-two hits. He has trouble with the end thug in 89 because he (Batman) just came out a plane crash. You see him dizzy and stumbling before climbing up the stairs, falling into the benches. And even through that, the thug could never drop Batman. In The Dark Knight when Joker crashes the party, as Batman is beating on some thugs, Joker throws one skinny thug (who wasn't paying attention) at Batman, and that skinny thug throws on punch, hits Batman, and Batman drops to his knees. Nuff said. Second, Batman does not recognize Joker at the chemical plant. That's the whole point of "Dance with devil in the pale moonlight." That's why he gives a shocked look at Joker after the flashback. So no, he just didn't have a good grip on Joker and Joker fell.Finally, Batman is a billionaire. Not millionaire./end nerd rant
Leon S.
slap your damn self keaton is the best batman of all! bale is shit!
David W
Keaton was good but the films were shite.
Adam Riggs
Kevin Conroy did it before Christian Bale, and he was better too.
Ryan Dartez
The infamous response to "What are you?" "I'm Batman." was ad-libbed. He was originally supposed to say something like "I am the night." or something, but Keaton ad-libbed "I'm Batman." and the rest is history.
Nick Gagnon
Michael Keaton is by far the best Batman.
Samson Crosswood
I'm old enough to remember the shitstorm that happened after Keaton was announced as the Batman. Pre-internet. "Mr. Mom?" "Beetlejuice? As Batman?"
It was a great choice. One can only wonder what Burton's Superman film would've been like.
Shabba dabba
Hang on a minute Adam! Batman is not ambiguous (neither are the audience) when he has Napier hanging over the railings, he is genuinely trying to save him. Batman does not realise it was the Joker who murdered his parents until the Joker repeats his mantra shall we say. ("Did you ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?") So come on matey get your facts right. ...People, please correct me if i'm wrong.
William Gurka
Still The Best Batman.......
Paul Polpiboon
This narrator is making up a lot of bull shit. Keaton Best Batman of all, altho this vid is inventing false points and is full of shit
Jason Sutton
Keaton was the best
Mark W
Keaton's Batman is awesome because he's nervous and fidgety, sucks at fighting, and can't move his head? Gee, that's why I didn't like the movie. Sounds like it's less about Batman and more about Tim Burton, which is what Tim Burton's movies are always about. Bale is the best Batman, bar none.
he was the best Batman.
Kam Kalambay
How was he a terrible fighter when he was blocking sword swipes by an obviously trained martial artist?
nunya beezwax
I fucking loved how Keaton played dead and came back to continue fighting. The theatricality of the character was what stood out to me the most.
Daniel Boyett
The Batman Nike boots/shoes were reason enough that his Batman was the best Batman.
Micheal Keaton may not have been the first, or the last to play Batman...but he is without argument one of the best. His Bruce Wayne was unique, but real enough to be believable; his physique wasn't "biuff warrior", but even in a restrictive suit, he made a damn good fighter, and he made Batman more of a sheer presence than any other actor. Bar. None.
oolon colluphid
Couldn't agree more with this video or most of you fellow commenters.... Keaton was the shit as Batman, at least at that time. Nolan and Bale did a great job, don't get me wrong, but they did an update of exactly what Burton and Keaton had done in the 80's which was try to resurrect Bob Kane's Dark Knight. Hell, the original packed a pistol!
Julian Aron
Thats Fucking Right!
Steven Fletcher
There needs to be a flashpoint movie with Keaton back as Thomas Wayne!
Whoever thinks Bale's Batman interpretation was the best obviously have poor taste. Keaton remains D best Batman ever. His Batman voice was on point while Bale's was over the top & couldn't help but to snicker whenever he got emotional. The only problem with Keaton playing da bats was his stature i.e., shortie.
Jannet Anderson
I've Been STONE IN L0VE With Michael Keaton For YEARS!!!!! I Think He's Sooooooo H0TT!!!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ’πŸ’˜πŸ’–β€πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ
I think his voice not sounding like he has throat cancer is reason enough.
Bale's Bat farce is only more popular among the young and foolish.
Elitist culture is promoted and favored by those who are not elite. Badman is what a very wealthy and superelite character. Who patronized mostly Hoolllywoooud if not the pathetic masses. If only you actually know that you will be held liable to any law even if you can not even read it. Society is pure cruelty without remorse. but we are only being entertained. Plleeez.
uber 9000
I have a personality much like Bruce Wayne in Batman and Batman returns.
Michael Keaton in "Birdman" is a better Batman - that the others who have played Batman in film. He's going to kick ass as "Vulture". This summary helped me understand some of his acting choices and how they helped his portrayal. Well done.
It's Keaton's eyes... That's what makes him the Best Batman, Ever!! πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ»πŸΊπŸ»πŸ»πŸΊπŸΊπŸ’­πŸ’­πŸ’­πŸ’­πŸš¬πŸš¬πŸš¬πŸš¬
if they do a Batman beyond. I'd like to see Michael Keatan or George Clooney. They give a cranky guy performance and were Batman so it's like they really are old bruce Wayne. Even Afflecks performance was solid.
shame that Kilmer wasn't great at it.
Tracy Gertsch
Yes in 1989 Michael Keaton did become the best Batman, but when they wanted to try to make a lighter Batman instead of going with Michael Keaton's idea the producers of the WB didn't know that they just had made a big mistake, for if they had moved with Michael Keaton's idea and kept Tim Burton they would have had more success with the Batman franchise back in 95, plus adding the Batnipples was a wrong move as well for who cares if that tries to make him look more a depth to his time, they could have handled that better with him being more experienced by kicking the crap out of the bad guy.
I love Keaton's Bats. one of my top three with Kevin Conroy and Christian Bale <3
Haunted Knight
Without Keaton as Batman, we wouldn't have Batman the animated series, which was heavily influenced by the Batman 89' film and Keaton's Batman potrayal.
Danny Giroux
Keaton was and always is my favourite Batman actor. That and he had the best Batmobile.
I agree with everything said here. That's why I prefer Keaton's Batman over Bale's Batman. But it is interesting to see the different takes on Batman through the years though.
Beth Di Bartolomeo
I still say Michael Keaton was the best Batman. I've never liked the 2000s Batman movies as much as I liked the earlier ones, because I prefer campy Batman over dark Batman (the Gotham TV series has been great, though). Michael Keaton was great!
Nah, sorry. Not buying this, he was awful.
Clarence Dass
I love Batman 89 so much. I remember seeing it when I was like 7 (upon release) and it was all I could think about for the longest time. Keaton will forever be The Batman for me.
Oh wow, some recognition for the best batman, today, in Millenial's World.

And Nicholson is the best movie Joker. Ledger fans were just young and unexposed.
Karl Hans
Christian Bale is nowhere near as a good a Batman as Michael Keaton. Bale was more Bruce Wayne than Batman and was overshadowed by the villains.
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