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Michael Keaton's Batman celebrates 25 years

by Matthew Price Published: June 23, 2014
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Michael Keaton as Batman in 1989's "Batman."
Michael Keaton as Batman in 1989's "Batman."

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the release of 1989′s “Batman” film starring Michael Keaton.  This film was a huge cultural touchstone at the time, and Forbes writes about how it changed moviemaking and ushered in the modern superhero blockbuster.

While I think pieces of the film have aged poorly, it’s still interesting to watch.  And as far as nostalgia, it’s hard to beat the excitement my brother and I had waiting for this film in the summer of 1989.   This began a trend for me of seeing “Batman” films on the opening weekend that continues to this day.

You can check out the trailer here.

 

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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