Batman Returns (1992)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Crime, Fantasy


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While Batman deals with a deformed man calling himself the Penguin wreaking havoc across Gotham with the help of a cruel businessman, a female employee of the latter becomes the Catwoman with her own vendetta.


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9 August 2017 | alexanderdavies-99382
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| Inferior follow-up "Batman" movie.
I remember when "Batman Returns" was released in the summer of 1992. The notices weren't overly positive. After seeing the film at the cinema, it isn't difficult to understand why. "Batman Returns" was issued straight onto video after the box office takings were disappointing. I was glad to see Michael Keaton, Michael Gough and Pat Hingle again and Danny DeVito was a reasonably effective Penguin villain. The film's drawbacks, are that the script is pretty moronic and the film sets are too restricted in that they are all within the confines of soundstages instead of being on location. The whole film looks artificial. Tim Burton's direction is good but it's hampered by the production values. Michael Keaton is less business-like this time as the Caped Crusader and that annoyed me. Michelle Pfeiffer is irritating more than alluring as Catwoman. She can't hold a candle to Julie Newmar's unique portrayal. Christopher Walken is over the top as business tycoon Max Schreck. There are some good action scenes which go some way toward redeeming "Batman Returns" but the negatives outweigh the positives for me.

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Release Date:

19 June 1992

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, UK

Filming Locations

Burbank, California, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,687,711 21 June 1992

Gross USA:

$162,902,340

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$266,822,354

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