Which actor played Batman the best (live action or cartoon)?
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Joe Walker's Batman was incredibly dark and brutal, except in a way that is extremely reliant on the story line. He starts off as dark and finding joy in it, then Superman out flies his plane which reminds him that he is just as human as, say, the commissioner, and falls into a depression. When Robin, as portrayed by Nick Lang, joins him, he turns into a happy, somewhat campy Batman, not unlike Adam West's. When Sweet Tooth takes Robin, Batman's true dark side is shown, and it is honestly the only time I have ever felt fear when watching any Batman.
"Keaton portrays Batman very well, moving and speaking as Batman should, and is believably threatening."
I never felt threatened by Keaton in the role, or any other actor for that matter, until I saw Walker in "Holy Musical, B@man!"
"Though some elements such as Batman killing, some slight campiness and his somewhat out of shape look when not wearing the Batsuit makes his portrayal not as loyal to the comics as it could."
Being completely honest, I can say that Walker had all of these problems as well. His Batman wasn't exactly trigger-happy, but his murder of Sweet Tooth was shocking.
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