This part of the Batman series is really hard for me to rate. Jack Nicholson is easily alongside Heath Ledger as my favorite Joker’s, but the movie doesn’t get as dark and gritty as I personally believe Batman should. As far as the role of the Dark Knight himself goes, Michael Keaton does a pretty fantastic job of combining Bruce Wayne’s intelligence with the cunning, brutish aggression of Batman. Tim Burton is a fantastic director, it just felt like there was too much comedy in the script to give it the brooding, heavy tones it needed. Overall, though, this definitely is far from the worst Batman, even out of the few that I have seen.

TrashCan Rating: 3/5