A very special Christmas episode… Batman Returns (1992)

Batman Returns TeaserBatman at X-Mas… OK, I’m interested. Originally to cast Annette Benning, the Catwoman role seemed to be in safe hands with Ms. Michelle. And Danny DeVito being allowed his freedom of range in playing the Penguin was a great touch. Add some Walken, and we have a film.

Not as big a blockbuster as the original, it still carried well. Unfolding a bit slowly and seemingly a bit mixed, it didn’t quite follow the comic lore, but neither did any of the other films in the original quadrilogy. Often looked upon as an improvement upon the first film in terms of story, Keaton played his role a bit better this time around, but was also given more script and screen in and out of the mask. He also had the advantage of being the original.
MeowPlan on the popcorn, but no breaks allowed.

4 Stars

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