With Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito, Christopher Walken, Pat Hingle
Directed by Tim Burton
Burton returned with an even darker and sexier second installment of the caped crusader.
Walken is great as the conniving man of influence (named after the original Nosferatu actor Max Schreck). In order to fulfill his plot, he uses the deformed son of a wealthy family (who was Moses-like dumped in the river and raised by penguins) to further his scams.
The double-header nemesis is introduced with Catwoman sharing opposition in parallel with The Penguin – another perfect casting in DeVito (as with Nicholson in the role of The Joker previously). Schreck’s meek assistant (Pfeiffer) knows too much, so he kills her. She is reanimated by cats, only to return as an assertive, demented hotty. Every Hollywood actress wanted the role of Catwoman. Pfeiffer got it and tore it to shreds in a sexy, skintight, sultry, S&M PVC cat-suit. Obviously Batman falls for her.
Brilliant set design and the cool Danny Elfman soundtrack add to the whole of this splendid production.
5 / A
- Paul Blom
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5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished