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Batman By The Numbers: The 35th Anniversary of Batman (1989)

There’s arguably no superhero in existence that has been reimagined, redefined, or reinterpreted more than Batman.  No matter how many times he’s been rebooted, audiences are always willing to come back to Gotham City’s greatest defender.  With so much Bat content out there, there’s plenty to dissect, analyze, and of course, rank!  This podcast is dedicated to a surgical evaluation of Batman’s history, with a focus on ranking several topics in the world of Batman, among other classic Bat themes and characters.

Join host Daniel Cohen, Pop Break’s former Film Editor and Resident Bat-Maven, as he brings on several guests every month to share his passion for the one and only Dark Knight.  From Adam West to Robert Pattinson, no bat stone will be left unturned.  Bottom-line: If you’re a Batman fan, this is required listening.

Thirty-five years ago, a little movie called BATMAN opened in theaters, known commonly today as Batman 1989.  On this month’s podcast, Daniel is joined once again by podcasting director of the pop break, Alex Marcus, and making his return to the pod, Editor-in-Chief of the pop break, Bill Bodkin, as they celebrate 35 years of one of the most important superhero movies ever made.The panel discuss not only the movie itself, but all the hype and BAT MANIA at the time of the film’s release, and all recall their first time viewing this iconic motion picture.  The Batman cereal is even discussed.  Yes, Batman had a cereal.Aside from all the hoopla, the crew get into specifics on how they feel about this movie today, not only from when they first saw it, but also from how they felt about it since the three sat down for the very first episode of Batman by the Numbers.  One panelist still loves it, one puts it firmly in the ‘meh’ category, and the other is right in the middle.

The three discuss everything, flaws and all.  Keaton’s performance is revisited, Batman’s characterization, Joker’s plot in the film, Vicki Vale, Prince, that big twist all these years later, and an unexpected HEATED debate on…Alexander Knox?  Yup, that happened.Whether you love, detest, or fall somewhere in between Tim Burton’s first Batman film, this is a discussion every Batman fan must hear.  It’s full nostalgia this month.

ALSO…the crew tease a BIG EPISODE for next month as we celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Batman by the Numbers podcast.  You don’t want to miss it!

Daniel Cohen
Daniel Cohen
Daniel Cohen likes movies and bagels, and that’s pretty much it. Aside from writing Box Office predictions, Daniel hosts the monthly Batman by the Numbers Podcast on the Breakcast feed. Speaking of Batman, If Daniel was sprayed by Scarecrow's fear toxin, it would be watching Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on a non-stop loop.

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