Anyone Remember Batman (1989) ?

I was looking up Prince (the artist) probably because of that crazy performance he gave at the Super Bowl- the only part of that boring game I barely paid attention to.

So I decided I’d check out what the hell was up with him doing the music for one of my top 50 films of all time, Batman. I mean, didn’t it seem a bit out of place? No. It didn’t. For some damned reason, even though the movie had a visually gothic-noir setting, was about a dark crime-fighter and a killer clown, and was more extremist and ridiculous than psychedelic in terms of direction, the over all “super style” of the film pretty much was the perfect padding for Prince to re-land his career on. Supposedly the album for this flick saved his career by the end of the 80’s.

Course, everyone who’s seen Shaun of the Dead would probably be inclined to think differently.

In any case, I want everyone reading this to watch this old music video I found on YouTube, and see just how bizarre, eclectic, and downright entertaining this whole montage of madness is!

Batman Begins? Screw THAT! I accept that it was a great movie, but it didn’t have a Prince soundtrack- hell I don’t think the movie had a soundtrack at all. Regardless of the quality of the 1989 film, it is still by far the most stylish movie ever made. If you can comment and name one that tops it in over all panache, flamboyance, and insane disregard for boredom, then please do so now. I saw this film when I was barely 2 years old IN THEATERS, and ever since then this has been one of my faves, with almost every line personally memorized, not to mention the amount of damage it did to my senses. Not a frame of this movie lacks some sort of visual, audible, stylistic punch!

And this video embodies all of that! Damn, Prince! You’re one freaky musical genius!