Having defeated the Joker, Batman now faces the Penguin - a warped and deformed individual who is intent on being accepted into Gotham society. Crooked businessman Max Schreck is coerced into helping him become Mayor of Gotham and they both attempt to expose Batman in a different light. Selina Kyle, Max's secretary, is thrown from the top of a building and is transformed into Catwoman - a mysterious figure who has the same personality disorder as Batman. Batman must attempt to clear his name, all the time deciding just what must be done with the Catwoman.
|Release Date||:||June 19, 1992|
|Production Company||:||DC Comics, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Writers||:||Bob Kane, Daniel Waters, Daniel Waters, Wesley Strick|
|Casts||:||Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Michael Gough, Michael Murphy, Cristi Conaway, Andrew Bryniarski, Pat Hingle, Vincent Schiavelli, Steve Witting, Jan Hooks, John Strong, Rick Zumwalt, Anna Katarina, Gregory Scott Cummins, Erika Andersch, Travis McKenna, Doug Jones, Branscombe Richmond, Paul Reubens, Diane Salinger, Stuart Lancaster, Cal Hoffman, Joan Jurige, Rosie O'Connor, Sean Whalen, Erik Onate, Joey DePinto, Steven Brill, Neal Lerner, Ashley Tillman, Elizabeth Sanders, Joan Giammarco, Frank DiElsi, Biff Yeager, Robert Gossett, Adam Drescher, Bobby Bell, Niki Botelho, Susan Rossitto, Margarita Farrell, Denise Killpack, Felix Silla, Debbie Lee Carrington, Anthony De Longis, Desi Singh, Darla|
|Plot Keywords||:||holiday, corruption, double life, dc comics, crime fighter, hallucination, christmas tree, gotham city, vigilante, superhero, violence, dark hero, fictional city, super power, super villain, deformed, bird cage, evil circus, christmas holiday|
I don't know why critics cal it bizarre and macabre. I really don't. Dark -yes, bizarre - no. It i s sad and with lots of emotions, specially with the Pinguin's story. They say it has elements of S&M but I really don't find anything of that sort except for Catwoman's whip.
This movie is deeper than its genre and villains aren't just some crazy freaks dressed like on a masquerade. They have strong motives with strong feelings involved. Catwoman (a great performance by Michelle Pfeifer!) isn't just a sexy chick who likes steeling jewels - she's on her personal crusade and Pinguin... well, by the end of the movie you really feel sorry for him (strong performance by Danny DeVito). Again, I think Michael Keaton is the best Batman and he carries his costume well.
You can totally see that it is a Tim Burton movie, because he has an unusual style and is a very talented guy. But also the music is fantastic and fits the emotions.