History Film / BatmanReturns

8th Jun '17 10:57:00 PM BohemianBob43
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* DisneyVillainDeath: Subverted twice. The first time, Selina is pushed out of a high window by Max Shreck and appears to be dead but revives a while afterwards. The second time, [[spoiler:Penguin falls through the skylight of his lair and into the toxic water below but emerges from it a few minutes later and attempts to kill Batman. However, he quickly succumbs to the toxin and his injuries before he gets the chance.]]

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* DisneyVillainDeath: Subverted twice. The first time, Selina is pushed out of a high window by Max Shreck and appears to be dead but revives a while afterwards.afterwards and becomes Catwoman. The second time, [[spoiler:Penguin falls through the skylight of his lair and into the toxic water below but emerges from it a few minutes later and attempts to kill Batman. However, he quickly succumbs to the toxin and his injuries before he gets the chance.]]
8th Jun '17 10:54:56 PM BohemianBob43
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* DisneyVillainDeath: Subverted twice. The first time, Selina is pushed out of a high window by Max Shreck and appears to be dead but revives a while afterwards. The second time, [[spoiler:Penguin falls through the skylight of his lair and into the toxic water below but emerges from it a few minutes later and attempts to kill Batman. However, he quickly succumbs to the toxin and his injuries before he gets the chance.]]
8th Jun '17 9:08:19 AM mkmckoy
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-->'''Selina''': “Oh my God. Does this mean we have to fight each other?”
4th Jun '17 1:43:38 PM TheBigBopper
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* BerserkButton: While she was gonna kill Shreck anyway due to his own attempted murder of her, Selina was ready to rush him after shooting Bruce in front of her.
4th Jun '17 10:41:15 AM Dravencour
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** A New York ''Times'' critic saw anti-semitism in the "Jewish sounding name" of Max Shreck, without explaining how we tell "Jewish-sounding" names from "German-sounding" ones. In fact, Max Shreck is an homage to the (non-Jewish) actor of the same name that played Film/{{Nosferatu}}. That said, Shreck ''does'' wear a shawl that makes him look an awful lot like a rabbi in the scene that announces the mayoral campaign... Although, ironically, it seems to be covered with Christian crosses.
* AnAsskickingChristmas: The plot of the movie takes place in the weeks leading up to Christmas, with the final scene ending either right before midnight on Christmas Eve or right after it. Not that there's really much to celebrate here.

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** A New York ''Times'' critic saw anti-semitism anti-Semitism in the "Jewish sounding name" of Max Shreck, without explaining how we tell "Jewish-sounding" names from "German-sounding" ones. In fact, Max Shreck is an homage to the (non-Jewish) actor of the same name that Max Schreck, who played Film/{{Nosferatu}}.Count Orlock in Film/{{Nosferatu}}, and whose last name is German for "fear". That said, Shreck ''does'' wear a shawl that makes him look an awful lot like a rabbi in the scene that announces the mayoral campaign... Although, ironically, it seems to be covered with Christian crosses.
* AnAsskickingChristmas: AnAssKickingChristmas: The plot of the movie takes place in the weeks leading up to Christmas, with the final scene ending either right before midnight on Christmas Eve or right after it. Not that there's really much to celebrate here.



* ArmorPiercingQuestion: "Who the hell do you think you are?"

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: "Who Bruce levels one at her when she reveals that [[spoiler:she came to kill Shreck during the ball]].
-->'''Bruce:''' I know you've got problems with your boss, but...who
the hell do you think you are?"are?



* BerserkButton: While she was gonna kill Shreck anyway due to his own murder of her, Selina was ready to rush him after shooting Bruce in front of her.

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* BerserkButton: While she was gonna kill Shreck anyway due to his own attempted murder of her, Selina was ready to rush him after shooting Bruce in front of her.



* BreakThemByTalking: During their first meeting, the Penguin taunts Batman by suggesting that his habit of wearing a mask is a sign of his cowardice. Later on, however, he comes to believe that [[PretenderDiss Batman wears a mask in order to cope with the fact that he is jealous of Penguin because "I'm a genuine freak!"]] Grudgingly, Batman admits that his nemesis has a point.

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* BreakThemByTalking: During their first meeting, the Penguin taunts Batman by suggesting that his habit of wearing a mask is a sign of his cowardice. Later on, however, he comes to believe that [[PretenderDiss Batman wears a mask in order to cope with the fact that he is jealous of Penguin because "I'm a genuine freak!"]] Grudgingly, Batman admits that his nemesis has a point.might be right.



--->'''News Reporter:''' Penguin, over here!

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--->'''News Reporter:''' Penguin, over here!So, Mr. Penguin!



** Also related to the previous movie, [[spoiler: Max Schreck's horrifically charred face, after he is electrocuted by Catwoman, resembles that of Tony Rotelli's burnt corpse after the Joker gives him the above mentioned "hot time."]]

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** Also related to the previous movie, [[spoiler: Max Schreck's Shreck's horrifically charred face, after he is electrocuted by Catwoman, resembles that of Tony Rotelli's burnt corpse after the Joker gives him the above mentioned "hot time."]]



* [[TheDogBitesBack The Cat Bites Back]]: Max Shreck throws Selina Kyle out of her office when he suspects she knows something. This results in her transformation into Catwoman [[spoiler: and uses her (supposedly) last life to kill Shreck with a literal KissOfDeath (courtesy of electric wires)]].

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* [[TheDogBitesBack The Cat Bites Back]]: Max Shreck throws Selina Kyle out of her office when he suspects she knows something. This results in her transformation into Catwoman [[spoiler: and uses her (supposedly) last life to kill Shreck with a literal KissOfDeath (courtesy of electric wires)]].wires and a stungun)]].



** [[spoiler: The Penguin's 'cute' umbrella.]] "Shit! I picked the ''cute'' one."

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** [[spoiler: The radio frequency jamming in the Batcave is used not only to expose Penguin's true villainy to Gotham, but also [[spoiler:to save it from destruction when Penguin unleashes his penguin army on the city]].
** The revolver that Penguin uses to kill the Fat Clown, which has five rounds left in it. [[spoiler:It's retrieved by Shreck, who uses one of the rounds on Batman, and then the other four on Catwoman. And it's not enough to finish her]].
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The Penguin's 'cute' umbrella.]] "Shit! umbrella, which he uses to put Shreck at ease [[spoiler:is the last umbrella the dying Penguin pulls on Batman. "Oh shit...I picked the ''cute'' one."cute one..."]]
3rd Jun '17 10:12:16 PM maxwellsilver
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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[TheHero The bat]], [[AntiVillain the cat]], [[BigBad the penguin]].'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[TheHero The bat]], [[AntiVillain [[caption-width-right:350:''The bat, the cat]], [[BigBad cat, the penguin]].penguin.'']]
11th May '17 8:44:14 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DVDCommentary: Creator/TimBurton provides a somewhat insightful one, laced with a lot of rambling and giggles.
11th May '17 7:54:34 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Subverted. The Penguin seems to share a laugh with a campaign worker who jokes about his less-than-stellar looks, but it was really a ploy to get him to lower his guard so he could take revenge.
12th Apr '17 7:21:29 AM Movienut376
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**The final line of Craig Shaw Gardiner's novelization is one to the novelization of the first movie, which was also written by Gardiner: "Welcome to Gotham City."
4th Apr '17 4:53:15 PM TBNY
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* PutOnABus: Vicki Vale, Bruce Wayne/Batman's love interest in the previous film, was originally scripted to return (see below) but was cut out of the film in favor of Catwoman. It is implied that she simply couldn't keep up with Bruce's double life as Batman.

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* PutOnABus: Vicki Vale, Bruce Wayne/Batman's love interest in the previous film, was originally scripted to return (see below) but was cut out of the film in favor of Catwoman. It is implied that she simply couldn't keep up with Bruce's double life as Batman. The same could be said for Harvey Dent, who pops up in the next film as Two-Face, and Mayor Borg, who is replaced by Roscoe Jenkins.
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