Monday, September 10, 2012

Batman Returns (1992)


[an excellent sequel]

Batman Returns (1992)
IMDB- 7.0
Rottentomatoes- 78
RJG Rating- 85

Penguin ,a man searching for his parents & Catwoman ,a woman seeking revenge.Are they a threat Batman can handle?

Starring- Michael Keaton,Danny DeVito,Michelle Pfeiffer
Director- Tim Burton


Tim Burton returns to direct the sequel for his blockbuster hit ,Batman.Micheal Keaton returns as Batman and joining him are Danny DeVito as Penguin & Michelle P as Catwoman.

Just as in the first movie,the cast of Returns gives a solid performance.Micheal Keaton has a more stable role this time and he does an excellent job both as Bruce and as Batman.Penguin's role would have been a completely messed up one had it not been for Danny.He is perfect for the role and gives an equally terrifying performance.Michelle P as Catwoman is another perfect cast.Even though her alter ego,Selina wasnt as good,she did a remarkably good job once she dons the Catwoman suit.Christopher Walken as Max Shreck,a cunning businessman ,too is a solid role.

While Burton's earlier movie was a disappointment in the story area ,Returns is a great improvement.The story is much more deep and is well balanced between the 3 main protagonists.But it isnt perfect either.Both Penguin's & Catwoman's origin story is weak and not well explained.Selina's sudden change into an acrobatic Catwoman is baffling.There isnt much development in Batman's character ,but since he is more focused upon this time ,we do get to see more of his side.While many have complained the story is very dark and gritty ,i found it to be much more appropriate than Batman 1989.

Tim Burton improves upon all aspects from his earlier Batman venture.While the earlier one was more limited into its 90's era fashion ,Returns has a more timeless feature in it.The pace of the movie wanders though.It drags in some parts and the objectives of the villains were weak.The final showdown was just excellent.The movie was more action oriented and intense than the first part.The music was more properly used in this as well.

Although it might not be a timeless classic ,its certainly one of the best superhero movies of the 90's

Acting- 4/5
Story- 4/5
Direction- 4/5
Action- 4.5/5
Drama- 4/5

Oscars
Nominated--2
Best Visual Effects
Best Makeup
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