James Gunn started via calling Tim Burton’s 1989 “Batman” movie an “atrocity” earlier than later describing it as “poorly written” and “some of the dull motion pictures ever.” He concluded, “It is a ridiculous, terrible movie. Burton’s Planet of the Apes is genius via comparability.”
Bruce Wayne actor Michael Keaton — who reprised his position in “The Flash” — was once dragged into the guano-slinging after some other person when compared him favorably to Christian Bale. Gunn replied to the declare via calling Keaton’s Batman voice “ridiculous” and his efficiency “slightly worthy of the  Batman TV display” — earlier than happening to trash “Batman Starts” as smartly.
As for Jack Nicholson’s oft-lauded flip because the Joker, Gunn was once specifically outraged. “… [T]he divulge of the Joker because the killer of Bruce Wayne’s folks spits within the face of Batman’s beginning,” he wrote earlier than proceeding in some other remark, “Oh yeah, and Jack Nicholson because the Joker is Jack Nicholson in [The Shining] with sh**y clown make-up. F*** you, everybody fascinated about that travesty.”