History Film / BatmanReturns

20th May '16 4:07:19 AM foxley
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* MurderByRemoteControlVehicle: The Penguin installs a remote control device in the Batmobile and uses it to try and kill Batman while Batman is driving.
3rd May '16 10:36:54 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MosesInTheBullrushes: Oswald Cobblepot's parents, horrified by his appearance and cruelty, put him into a basket and drop him into a river. He is then carried away by murky waters and adopted by... penguins.

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* MosesInTheBullrushes: MosesInTheBulrushes: Oswald Cobblepot's parents, horrified by his appearance and cruelty, put him into a basket and drop him into a river. He is then carried away by murky waters and adopted by... penguins.



** There's also the MosesInTheBullrushes stuff going on in the opening, along with "33 Years Later..." and the Penguin's penultimate plan to kidnap all of Gotham's first born sons and baptise/drown them in the pool of toxic waste.

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** There's also the MosesInTheBullrushes MosesInTheBulrushes stuff going on in the opening, along with "33 Years Later..." and the Penguin's penultimate plan to kidnap all of Gotham's first born sons and baptise/drown them in the pool of toxic waste.
3rd May '16 10:33:38 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: The Penguin was suspected of being this by a few particularly touchy Jewish groups, owing to his short stature, hooked nose, [[MosesInTheBullrushes Moses like upbringing,]] and fondness for fish. And according to her tombstone, his mother's name was "Esther" (an exiled Hebrew queen from the Old Testament). Paradoxically, however, the tombstone was also topped by a huge Christian cross which gets a long, lingering closeup as part of the movie's rather unsettling biblical imagery -- but, in what may or may not be a significant twist, [[HolyBurnsEvil Penguin can't bring himself to look upon it.]]

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* AmbiguouslyJewish: The Penguin was suspected of being this by a few particularly touchy Jewish groups, owing to his short stature, hooked nose, [[MosesInTheBullrushes [[MosesInTheBulrushes Moses like upbringing,]] and fondness for fish. And according to her tombstone, his mother's name was "Esther" (an exiled Hebrew queen from the Old Testament). Paradoxically, however, the tombstone was also topped by a huge Christian cross which gets a long, lingering closeup as part of the movie's rather unsettling biblical imagery -- but, in what may or may not be a significant twist, [[HolyBurnsEvil Penguin can't bring himself to look upon it.]]
23rd Apr '16 8:23:06 AM Pinokio
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Max Shreck offers the Penguin free putang.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Max Shreck offers the Penguin free putang.puntang.
19th Apr '16 9:47:56 AM Pinokio
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Max Shreck offers the Penguin free putang.
3rd Apr '16 11:36:56 PM 10-13-2
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* FinalGirl: In a very rare villainess example, we have the Poodle Lady during the street-fight scene. Batman goes through thirteen of the Penguin's most dangerous henchpeople with relative ease, trouncing ten of them with his unarmed combat skills and knocking down three more with his computerized Batarang. The Poodle Lady is number fourteen, and the only woman (with the possible exception of [[ViewerGenderConfusion a long-haired, tomboyish clown who]] ''[[ViewerGenderConfusion might]]'' [[ViewerGenderConfusion be a woman]]), yet is the only one left standing - or, in one case, alive - when it is all over. The only two ways in which she doesn't fit the trope are 1) she doesn't kill Batman, simply running off instead; and 2) she isn't truly final since Batman defeats three more (male) thugs after she escapes.
3rd Apr '16 11:28:10 PM 10-13-2
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* MookHorrorShow: Not so much this time, since, unlike in the '89 film, criminals know by this point that Batman is human (thanks to the good look at his body armor by Bob the Goon after the Joker's gang shoots him in an alley). Still, the Organ Grinder is clearly terrified when Batman's silhouette appears atop the circus train in a flash of lightning.


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* WolfWhistle: The Ice Princess elicits one when she disrobes immediately before lighting the tree.
31st Mar '16 8:17:15 PM aye_amber
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* UpToEleven: The production design of Gotham City, characterization, dialogue, plot, score, (even features an original song by the Queen of GothRock, {{Siouxsie|AndTheBanshees}}) etc. are about as {{Gothic|Punk}} as you can get without crossing over into a horror film. Tim Burton was lured back to the director's chair by being given complete control over the production of this picture, making this an even more Burton-y Batman film than its predecessor.

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* UpToEleven: The production design of Gotham City, characterization, dialogue, plot, score, (even features an original song by the Queen of GothRock, {{Siouxsie|AndTheBanshees}}) Music/{{Siouxsie|AndTheBanshees}}) etc. are about as {{Gothic|Punk}} as you can get without crossing over into a horror film. Tim Burton was lured back to the director's chair by being given complete control over the production of this picture, making this an even more Burton-y Batman film than its predecessor.
26th Mar '16 7:27:55 PM legomaniac90
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** [[spoiler: [[BittersweetEnding Considering none of Gotham's first born sons were killed and the city is still standing, there's a bit to celebrate]].]]
14th Mar '16 9:18:35 AM Twero
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* AnAssKickingChristmas
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