FRED Watch Episode 18: Batman (1989)


Warner Bros. Pictures / Guber-Peters Company

For this month’s FRED Watch podcast, Wayne and Phillip are joined by fellow comic book movie nerd Kendall, as well as special guests Fulya and Kirsten, to review Tim Burton’s Batman (1989).

It is a mix of nostalgia and first-time viewership, so the five film critics are bound to agree… right?

Listen to their review here:


Check out the theatrical trailer:


Compare the FRED Watch team’s retrospective review to Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert’s from At the Movies (1989; Buena Vista Television):


Starring: Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, Jack Palance, Jerry Hall, Tracey Walter, Lee Wallace, William Hootkins.

Director: Tim Burton | Writers: Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren; story by Sam Hamm (based on characters appearing in magazines published by DC Comics; Batman characters created by Bob Kane; Batman created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger [uncredited] | Producer: Jon Peters, Peter Guber | Music: Danny Elfman | Cinematographer: Roger Pratt | Editor: Ray Lovejoy

Available: DVD and YouTube.


Let us know what you thought of this film in the comments!


You’ve just experienced FRED Watch.


RELATED PODCAST: Friday Nights @ FRED’s #43—’Who’s your BATMAN!’ (To jump straight to the Popcorn Culture segment, play from 45:47) ⬇️


RELATED EPISODE: FRED Watch Episode 12: Superman (1978) ⬇️

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