When I decided to kick off my 1989 movie marathon, this was the movie that I started it with. I still remember seeing this at the theater — we were about to go on a family trip, but I insisted on seeing it opening night before we left. As with a lot of movies that I ended up watching countless times, re-watching it felt so familiar: the scenes, the lines, etc. Apologies to Superman, but this is the movie that really kicked off the idea that “super-hero movies can be good,” even though its sequels turned the series into a big fat joke.
Beware the Batman
I hadn’t heard of this show and just happened to come across a clip, and so decided to check it out. I’m really in love with the visuals – it’s animated in CG, but still has designs that aren’t that far off from the classic Bruce Timm look we’re used to seeing with animated Batman. I’ve only watched the first 2 episodes so far (there are 9 out), and I’m definitely interested in watching more.