Ok we getting closer to the extremely anticipated new Batman Movie. The Dark Knight. I'm personally a very big fan of Batman and I have been since I can remember. I used to love watching the corny TV series with Adam West and his amazing deduction of crime fight with the classic Ka-Boom strikes at the baddies. So as you can imagine back in 1989 I was very please to learn that Batman was hitting the big screen. but because of the violence contained in the movie the BBFC (British Board Of Film Classification) didn't want to issue the film with a PG so it was the first movie to hit the UK on a 12 certificate. I loved this film I love the way Michael Keaton portrayed himself as the Billionaire Bruce Wayne turned Batman. And I thought Jack Nicholson was superb as the Joker. The film for me was brilliant and I soon had to own it. Since then Keaton followed through with the much anticipated sequel Batman Returns. Brilliant film in an individual sense but lacked the vigour of the first 1989 smash. But alas it was Keaton’s final Batman sequel. Next Val Kilmer takes on the black cape and armour of the hero. Now Val did a good job at playing batman and the introduction of Chris O’Donnell as Robin was the re-birth of Batman and Robin. But the film lacked that Dark edge Keaton brought under the direction of Tim Burton. Joel Schumacher lightened up the hero giving him a more tamely theme. And Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones did play good Villain. But sadly like pantomime villains. Then we had the major flop Batman and Robin. Ouch it lacked what the 60s series Adam west brought. It was bad. Good budget bad acting George Clooney all but killed the Batman Movie Franchise. I was horrified to see Arnie schwarzenegger as Mr Freeze and Urma Thurman was appalling as Poison Ivy as was Alicia Silverstone as God dare I say it. BatGirl. And thus Batman would have to be Re-Born. While the film flopped. A Spin off one season tv series was Born. Birds Of Prey. In the summer of 2002, viewing audiences were teased by images of a seductive and feline woman prowling the dark alleys of a crime-riddled city of grime and dinginess. Accompanied by text offering the woman as the daughter of two legends, wondering what would have happened if the crimefighter and the criminal shared a secret? These commercials were the beginning taste of what would become a popular cult show in the fall on The WB - Birds of Prey. In the dark and dangerous world of New Gotham City, three women come together to discover their destiny, united by justice and their bond as friends and a make-shift family. Fans fell in love with the trials and tribulations that Oracle, Huntress and Dinah faced together and watched religiously until late November, at which point the network announced that the show was going to be cancelled. Doomed to a dark future, even the most valiant efforts by fans have proven unable to resurrect the series... And then came the next sequel. Batman is Re-Born Batman Begins And so it was with Chris Nolen at the directors seat. Christian Bale became the latest Actor to Don the cape. The film was what all those fans wanted. Dark and gritty. Just how Batman should be. Batman Begins was brilliant the writers take us back to the birth of Batman straight to his training and his first outings how he made his armoured suits Car and gadgets. I loved this film I loved everything about and added it to my collection. And Now we have The Dark Knight. From what I've seen of the trailers and the making of the movie I can see this is going to be one of this years biggest block Busters. The film sees the return of the original actors from Batman Begins and then adds the Late Heath Ledger as the Psycho Joker. And from what I've seen He's certainly the right actor for the part.