History Film / BatmanReturns

16th Apr '18 3:24:20 PM Tightwire
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** It's covered deeper in the novel, where Max repeatedly reflects on how much he loves his son and is proud of him - keeping in mind that in the novel of the movie, Chip Shreck actually ''saw'' his father push Selina out of the window and helpfully suggested that she'd jumped.
15th Apr '18 9:08:25 AM Thorion
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** On a further note, this film is the only one in Burton/Schumacher series to have received the 14A rating in Canada. All others got the PG rating.

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** On a further note, this film is the only one in the Burton/Schumacher series to have received the 14A rating in Canada. All others got the PG rating.
15th Apr '18 9:03:07 AM Thorion
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Although The Penguin plots murders only to further his agenda or for revenge, rather than "[[ForTheEvulz just for fun]]" in the case of the Joker, the movie still comes off as much more moody, depressing, violent and pessimistic. The film portrays both superheroes and supervillains as tragic figures, tormented by loneliness and teetering on the brink of complete madness. The sexual imagery in the sequel is noticeably more kinky, even if (unlike the first film) nobody actually has intercourse. And, unlike its predecessor, this one wraps up with a BittersweetEnding (see above entry). On a further note it is the only film in the Burton/Schumacher series to have received the 14A rating while all others received the PG rating.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Although The Penguin plots murders only to further his agenda or for revenge, rather than "[[ForTheEvulz just for fun]]" in the case of the Joker, the movie still comes off as much more moody, depressing, violent and pessimistic. The film portrays both superheroes and supervillains as tragic figures, tormented by loneliness and teetering on the brink of complete madness. The sexual imagery in the sequel is noticeably more kinky, even if (unlike the first film) nobody actually has intercourse. And, unlike its predecessor, this one wraps up with a BittersweetEnding (see above entry). On a further note it is the only film in the Burton/Schumacher series to have received the 14A rating while all others received the PG rating.


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** On a further note, this film is the only one in Burton/Schumacher series to have received the 14A rating in Canada. All others got the PG rating.
15th Apr '18 9:01:57 AM Thorion
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Although The Penguin plots murders only to further his agenda or for revenge, rather than "[[ForTheEvulz just for fun]]" in the case of the Joker, the movie still comes off as much more moody, depressing, violent and pessimistic. The film portrays both superheroes and supervillains as tragic figures, tormented by loneliness and teetering on the brink of complete madness. The sexual imagery in the sequel is noticeably more kinky, even if (unlike the first film) nobody actually has intercourse. And, unlike its predecessor, this one wraps up with a BittersweetEnding (see above entry).

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Although The Penguin plots murders only to further his agenda or for revenge, rather than "[[ForTheEvulz just for fun]]" in the case of the Joker, the movie still comes off as much more moody, depressing, violent and pessimistic. The film portrays both superheroes and supervillains as tragic figures, tormented by loneliness and teetering on the brink of complete madness. The sexual imagery in the sequel is noticeably more kinky, even if (unlike the first film) nobody actually has intercourse. And, unlike its predecessor, this one wraps up with a BittersweetEnding (see above entry). On a further note it is the only film in the Burton/Schumacher series to have received the 14A rating while all others received the PG rating.
7th Apr '18 11:04:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* DressedLikeADominatrix: The villainess-slash-antiheroine ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} wear a costume similar to the one from the 1966 ''Series/{{Batman}}'' TV series, but covered in stitches symbolizing its hand-made origin. She also wields a whip. She's presented as the "wild side" of a meek timid woman.
7th Apr '18 12:21:37 AM TitoMosquito
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* RageBreakingPoint: After coming home for being pushed out the window by Max, the voice message of a beauty sale endorsed by her boss's company snapped something in her.
31st Mar '18 6:22:44 PM costanton11
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Given his media-friendly gimmickry, outlandish hairstyle, and rough-and-tumble upbringing, it's little surprise that many viewers (both in 1992 and now) tend to interpret Max Shreck as a fictional Creator/DonaldTrump. In fact, Shreck's role as a political kingmaker in this movie eerily predicted what Trump would eventually become! In a HilariousInHindsight moment, Shreck even gets to bellow "You're fired!" at one point.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Given his media-friendly gimmickry, outlandish hairstyle, and rough-and-tumble upbringing, it's little surprise that many viewers (both in 1992 and now) tend to interpret Max Shreck as a fictional Creator/DonaldTrump.UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump. In fact, Shreck's role as a political kingmaker in this movie eerily predicted what Trump would eventually become! In a HilariousInHindsight moment, Shreck even gets to bellow "You're fired!" at one point.
23rd Mar '18 9:22:14 PM smasll_lordvoice
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** Also subverted when Max Schreck threatens Selina's life, then pulls back with a JustJokingJustification and they both laugh it off, [[MoodWhiplash until]] he whirls around and shoves her through the window anyway.
23rd Mar '18 9:16:40 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* {{Bathos}}: [[spoiler: The Penguin's death scene]] sounds ludicrous on paper, but in context it's actually [[AlasPoorVillain surprisingly moving.]]


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* BloodyHilarious: The Penguin almost bites some poor bastard's nose off at one point, causing it to start gushing blood all over the place. What really [[BlackComedy seals the deal]] is the way Schreck quickly ushers the guy aside and tells everyone to get back to working on the mayoral campaign in the way that only Christopher Walken can.
15th Mar '18 12:22:17 AM Batman1016
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* DoubleEntendre: While not overtly sexual on its own, as they discuss the fine line between romance and mental illness, Selina delivers a rather sharp pun in a rather sensual setting, subtly enough to cause even Bruce Wayne to pause and double-take [[spoiler: before making a move.]]
-->'''Selina:'''It's the so-called "normal" guys that always let you down. Sickos never scare me. At least they're [[BedlamHouse committed.]]
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