To me, Michael Keaton will always be the Batman. There was something unmistakably cool about him in his two outings, with performances that will follow him to the grave and beyond. Of course, Keaton has done so much more since then, but he’ll always be linked to Batman. And in a very meta-nutshell, that’s what Birdman is all about.
BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
Now that’s a very weird, yet very cool look at what could be the blackest comedy of the year, as Keaton’s character has the mother of all meltdowns. Birdman also stars Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough, and Amy Ryan. Alejandro González Iñárritu directs.
Last Updated: August 1, 2014