Remember when Batman and Superman didn’t hate each other or have deep-seated emotional issues? Remember when they were strong enough to carry their own movies? These days, it seems you need at least 2 other superheroes and/or 10 named villains to join the fray for a superhero film (looking at you Avengers). In this episode we take a look back at the Superman and Batman films we grew up with in the 80s, before superhero movies were an everyday occurrence. (Seriously, Ant Man??)
We start by analyzing the iconic Christopher Reeve role of Superman, with an all-star cast that included Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, and Marlon Brando. In the second half, we review Tim Burton’s Batman starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Kim Basinger. We conclude with “In the Future” where we hope and wish for a Solomon Grundy feature film. Don’t tell us he was in the Legion of Doom, to us and zombies everywhere, he’s a hero.