It was 30 years ago today that Batman first swung into theaters. To commemorate this pop culture milestone, we’ll be celebrating Tim Burton‘s hugely influential comic book movie throughout the day. We wanted to kick things off by hearing your thoughts on the movie. In the comments below, we encourage you to not only discuss your memories seeing the flick, but of Batmania in the summer of 1989 in general. How old were you when you first saw the movie? What was the crowd response like? Did you buy any of the Batman merchandise that was ubiquitous at the time? How do you feel it holds up against the other Batman films…or against comic book movies in general? What’s your favorite/least favorite parts of the movie?
Whether you love it, hate it, or are merely indifferent to it, Batmania was the last major craze of the 1980s and as such is worth remembering. Do so below!