Saturday, April 15, 2006

Please Don't F**k Up Next BATMAN Flick

I'm a huge Batman fan but admittedly hate most of the film adaptations of The Dark Knight. Burton's original? Hated it. Keaton may have been better than expected as the Caped Crusader, but Nicholson's shameful overacting as The Joker really soured me on the whole thing. BATMAN RETURNS was an improvement, but you could already see the signs of the franchise going downhill. Fast. As for Schumacher's versions, well, the less said the better.

Now this news (though mostly rumor at this point) that Robin Williams is being considered for the role of The Joker in the next installment from Christopher Nolan with Christian Bale as a young Bats. Why not a younger actor who can pull off the sinister vibe needed for the role rather than a hammy, egomaniacal comic given to horrific overacting? Why not Joacquin Phoenix, Ray Liotta or, as one on-line poster suggested, Crispin Glover?

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