Batman Returns

1992

Action / Adventure / Crime / Fantasy

176
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 80%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 72%
IMDb Rating 7 10 240219

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Cast

Michael Keaton as Batman / Bruce Wayne
Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman / Selina Kyle
Danny DeVito as Penguin / Oswald Cobblepot
Christopher Walken as Max Shreck
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850.14 MB
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PG-13
23.976 fps
2hr 6 min
P/S 9 / 46
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PG-13
23.976 fps
2hr 6 min
P/S 13 / 52

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Benedict02 9 / 10

Burtonesque At its Finest

Not only is "Batman Returns" the best Batman film in the original anthology, it is also one of Tim Burton's best films. The sets are superb and dark-a vast improvement from the seemingly oil canvas backgrounds of Batman (1989)-Bo Welch and the set designers done a magnificent job capturing the vibe of Gotham City. The most impressive set is the Penguin's Lair, which contained several live Penguins and over half a million gallons of water; despite it's horror vibe it is the most familiar and aesthetically pleasing set. The exterior of Gotham is very reminiscent of Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927).

In typical Burton fashion, parents are presented in a negative light; this is seen at the start of the film-in the most memorable opening to a Batman movie, as well as Danny Elfman's superb track "Birth of a Penguin." Oswald Cobblepot is abandoned at birth for his grotesque, Penguin-like features, he is placed in a basket and thrown into a river which eventually leads him to the "Arctic World" beneath "Gotham Zoo." I suppose that's what happens when Pee-Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) is your father. The Penguin's abandonment has several similarities to the story of Moses featured in the book of Exodus in the Bible; this theme is further explored as Penguin's main plan is to capture and kill all first born sons of Gotham, by drowning them in the sewer.

Danny DeVito's portrayal of the penguin is magnificent, he is funny, strangely charming, evil, psychotic and the viewer can not help but feel sympathetic for his character; i often struggle holding back the tears when his death scene arrives-yet again made better by Elfman's superb score.

Michael Keaton reprises his role as Batman, he is even more brooding and impressive in this much darker sequel.

Michelle Pfeiffer is amazing at playing Catwoman. She is seen at first playing the pathetic Selena Kyle until she is killed and "re-born" as Catwoman; the perfectly dark, sinister and sexy character for the Burtonesque Universe.

Christopher Walken plays the shrewd businessman Max Shreck, his name is the same of the German actor who plays "Count Orlok" in "Nosferatu," this s also referenced in the film; before Shreck pushes Selena out of a window he looks as though he goes to bite her neck. His performance is so dastardly brilliant you can't help liking him, despite his evil persona.

Batman Returns has an amazing cast, director, soundtrack, script, plot and set designs; every second is entertaining and the dark setting adds to the Gothic vibe. The colours used are very similar to those used in early silent German horror films-most notably "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari." Burton captures the true essence of Batman in this movie, it's even enjoyable if you're not a fan of the caped crusader.

Reviewed by Jithin K Mohan 9 / 10

The best Catwoman ever

Watching Gotham in Tim Burton's gothic visualisations is a treat in itself and when Danny Elfman's music is there to complement it, it's fantastic. The film is often over the top and the meta humour added is right in place. Walken is a charismatic villain and Devito gives life to the creepy and funny(darkly) Penguin. Even being so over the top the film was able to convey so many emotions of the characters, how three of them are abnormal people trying to cope, through different eccentricities(running around in costumes). The romantic track of Batman and Catwoman was also perfectly in sync with all of this. Above all that Michelle Pfieffer is the best Catwoman ever.

Reviewed by cinemajesty 9 / 10

A Deadly Kiss

Movie Review: "Batman Returns" (1992)

Warner Bros. Pictures presents this highly theatrical conceived sequel to their smash hit of 1989 "Batman" directed by visionary 1920s-Dr.Caligari-homaging director Tim Burton. By many considered in parts too dark for the common target audience due to visceral death scenes of skyscraper fallings over cold-blooded revolver shots to starving concrete-dropping creatures of the night.

The character of Bruce Wayne / Batman, performed by keeping face actor Michael Keaton, must encounter the childhood-traumatized Peguin with Danny DeVito in-top form, portraying with utmost of delight and heartbreaking emotional outbursts due to a parents-abandoned child within, when the character of Selena Kyle transforms into Catwoman in skin-tight black-gloss costume performing actress Michelle Pfeiffer sending whippings and razor-sharp scratchings out to a final deadly kiss, when the picture in moments of complete full frontal character confrontations exceed its precessor, especially in the showdown triangle stand-off, including actor Christopher Walken as righteousness seeking politician Max Shreck, of ultimate emotional convictions to feel what it means to be split in two lives of existence.

Director Tim Burton creates another uniquely received atmosphere of high end staging theater captured on film, when he is able with Warner Bros. provided production budget to build sets of signature-defined splendor that even with flaws in continuity-fighting scenes always turns the corner under an ultra-dark-matter score by composer Danny Elfman into emotions of awe and entertainment satisfactions.

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