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How 1989’s ‘Batman’ Defined the Superhero Movie Experience

On its 30th anniversary, much less has changed than you’d think

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LLast week, actor Robert Pattinson became the latest square-jawed actor to win the role of Batman. Predictably, a bevy of nerds freaked out. Much the same happened just over 30 years ago when it was announced…