Chick 1 says:
Yes, it was 20 years ago this summer that Tim Burton changed the landscape of comic book movies and made a ton of cash. 1989 was a great summer for movies; Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, When Harry Met Sally, Parenthood, The Abyss, and Uncle Buck (an odd choice for summer release considering the cold Chicago setting). But the mother of them all was Batman. It gave me quite the little crush on Michael Keaton. And while I sensed this was a significant movie, my understanding of its impact was limited to the rising prices at the concession, a phenomenon I dubbed “Batprices”. There’s a great article over at Salon.com about the lasting impact this movie has had on the film industry. Check it out if, like me, you’re interested in that sort of thing.