Batman Returns (1992)

I couldn't believe how reckless Batman was with his identity in this movie. [20151010: Well, I guess he was also reckless with his identity in Batman (1989).]

With that being said, Danny DeVito played an awesome Penguin. Michelle Pfeiffer was a crazy Catwoman (meow!), Christopher Walken did a great job as Max Shreck, and Michael Keaton was a cool Batman.

Penguin / Oswald Cobblepot (Danny DeVito)

Actually, my favorite part about this movie was Danny DeVito as the Penguin. In particular, he's the focus of my favorite scene in the movie.

Aside from that, I also enjoyed the spicy relationship between Batman and Catwoman.

This movie, while not visually striking like Batman Begins (2005) or The Dark Knight, had its own sort of beauty.

Overall, I enjoyed Tim Burton's version of Batman.

Catwoman / Selina Kyle (Michelle Pfeiffer)

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The last time I watched this movie, I caught it about 23 minutes in, when the Penguin first kidnaps Shreck. I had also missed how Catwoman became Catwoman. Apparently a lot takes place in the first 23 minutes.

In any case, it wasn't until the Penguin's parents brought the baby to the river that I had asked Caroline if we were watching Batman. Up until then I was totally in the dark. With that being said, the very first 10 or 20 seconds had Tim Burton's name written all over it. In fact, I thought to myself myself, "Am I watching Corpse Bride?" But I quickly dismissed the idea, because I could tell the movie wasn't animated. Then when I saw the parents, I also got the feeling I was watching a Tim Burton movie. Good ol' Tim Burton.

Batman / Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton)

Watching the entire movie (including credits) made for a much better experience than my previous viewing (which was already a great experience).

[20150814 Edit]

As of 20180120, Netflix determined the movie for me as a 96% match. I decided to give the movie neither a thumbs down nor a thumbs up.

Instant Comments:
2: I hadn't realized Christopher Walken was Max Shreck until Caroline emphasized his name during the opening titles.


2: This opening scene was great.
A: A mix between real and fake penguins.
A: Google completion: "how does selina" becomes "how does selina kyle become catwoman in batman returns" [She either died and came back to life or survived the fall but became crazy anyways]
A: "Still, could be worse. My nose could be gushing blood." 1, 2: The Penguin bites his nose. [This was my favorite scene in the movie]
2: Catwoman and her whip. [This was my second favorite scene in the movie]

Max Shreck (Christopher Walken)

1: Penguin's umbrella being used as a helicopter. I guess some things are harder to believe when portrayed in live action versus when portrayed in animation.
A: "Saved by kitty litter."
2: I like how Bruce takes the complicated route to the Bat Cave and Alfred takes the stairs only to arrive a few seconds later. I could imagine, however, that the secret route would be handy in situations where Bruce is trapped in that specific room and needed access to the Bat Cave. [A: Alfred actually says, "I think I'll take the stairs."]
1: Lol, the penguins... [A: I think I'm referring to the penguins wearing rockets on their backs.]
1: How does Catwoman do it in the end? [A: Supposedly it's because she had a total of nine lives.]

Bruce receives the Bat Signal.

2: The movie listed the cast members near the end of the credits instead of at the beginning.
1=20100116, 2=20100511, A=20180120 (screenshot viewing)

Watched 20100116 (TV)
Watched 20100511 (Netflix, Instant)
Batman Returns (1992) Tim Burton. 126 min

Selina begins fashioning her Catwoman outfit.

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