History YMMV / BatmanReturns

19th Aug '16 5:04:40 PM TVRulezAgain
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Michelle Pfeiffer plays Catwoman, Batman's most famous love interest in this film. A few years later she would play the love interest and wife to Moses, voiced by fellow Batman actor Val Kilmer, in 1998's ''ThePrinceOfEgypt''.

to:

** Michelle Pfeiffer plays Catwoman, Batman's most famous love interest in this film. A few years later she would play the love interest and wife to Moses, voiced by fellow Batman actor Val Kilmer, in 1998's ''ThePrinceOfEgypt''.''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''.
9th Jul '16 10:16:22 AM Shadowgazer
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EvilIsSexy: Catwoman. Just look at that outfit. If you look at her beh

to:

* EvilIsSexy: Catwoman. Just look at that outfit. If you look at her behbehaviour though, you may argue that antiheroic is sexy.
9th Jul '16 10:09:41 AM Shadowgazer
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EvilIsSexy: Catwoman. Just look at that outfit.
* FranchiseOriginalSin: Not only for this series but the entire genre, Catwoman was arguably the first ever Unneeded Secondary Villain In A Superhero Film Sequel. With Penguin and Schreck as the main villains, Selina was mostly in her own plot throughout the movie, and she only briefly works with the Penguin. And even then, her job--distracting Batman while the Penguin's mooks hack into the Batmobile--could have been done by another mook.

to:

* EvilIsSexy: Catwoman. Just look at that outfit.
outfit. If you look at her beh
* FranchiseOriginalSin: Not only for this series but the entire genre, Catwoman was arguably the first ever Unneeded Secondary Villain In A Superhero Film Sequel. With Penguin and Schreck as the main villains, Selina was mostly in her own plot throughout the movie, and she only briefly works with the Penguin. And even then, her job--distracting Batman while the Penguin's mooks hack into the Batmobile--could have been done by another mook. She is still probably the best example of this, as she is a really well-rounded character with emotional depth and impact and much symbolism that fits perfectly into the films themes and mirrors the primary villain's case.



** Selina's aforementioned FreakOut can definitely be this too- though some would fail to see it as {{Narm}} at all.
* NightmareFuel: With surprisingly gross behavior from the Penguin (i.e. biting a man's nose and his death scene where carcinogens pour from his mouth). There's also Selina's breakdown and Max Shreck's demise.
** And the Ice Princess falling to her death - especially since we see her screaming all the way down ''and'' hitting the ground. Even ''Film/DieHard'' didn't do that, and that was an '''R-rated''' movie!
** The intro. From Baby!Penguin's treatment at the hands of his AbusiveParents (no matter what he looks like) to the fact you never actually see his appearance ([[NothingIsScarier leaving you to wonder just what it is about him that warrants such horror and disgust]]). And the cat-killing and the attempted drowning are just the icing on the cake. And all at Christmastime, too!

to:

** Selina's aforementioned FreakOut can definitely be this too- though some many would fail to see it as {{Narm}} at all.
* NightmareFuel: With surprisingly gross behavior from the Penguin (i.e. biting a man's nose and his death scene where carcinogens pour from his mouth). There's also Selina's breakdown and Max Shreck's demise.
** And the Ice Princess falling to her death - especially since we see her screaming all the way down ''and'' hitting the ground. Even ''Film/DieHard'' didn't do that, and that was an '''R-rated''' movie!
** The intro. From Baby!Penguin's treatment at the hands of his AbusiveParents (no matter what he looks like) to the fact you never actually see his appearance ([[NothingIsScarier leaving you to wonder just what it is about him that warrants such horror and disgust]]). And the cat-killing and the attempted drowning are just the icing on the cake. And all at Christmastime, too!
all.
16th May '16 9:06:29 AM AnotherGuy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** One of the headlines of the newspapers is "'''MEE-OUCH!''', which was the New York Post's review of ''Film/{{Catwoman}}''.

to:

** One of the headlines of the newspapers is "'''MEE-OUCH!''', "'''MEE-OUCH!'''", which was the New York Post's review of ''Film/{{Catwoman}}''.
16th May '16 9:06:02 AM AnotherGuy
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** One of the headlines of the newspapers is "'''MEE-OUCH!''', which was the New York Post's review of ''Film/{{Catwoman}}''.
9th May '16 5:23:21 AM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** A crude, loudmouthed tabloid celebrity inexplicably gaining mainstream popularity and running for political office despite having zero experience in public service? [[Creator/DonaldTrump Look like]] ''[[Creator/DonaldTrump Batman Returns]]'' [[Creator/DonaldTrump may have predicted the future]]! And an election to recall the Mayor? In 2003, the state of California held a recall election in a (successful) attempt to get rid of Governor Gray Davis - and who won that election? Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger! Yes, a future (as of 1992, that is) ''Batman'' villain, Danny [=DeVito's=] brother in ''{{Twins}}'', ''and'' the original [[TheTerminator Terminator]]...a version of which was built by Stan Winston, who also did the Penguin's makeup in this film.

to:

** A crude, loudmouthed tabloid celebrity inexplicably gaining mainstream popularity and running for political office despite having zero experience in public service? [[Creator/DonaldTrump Look like]] ''[[Creator/DonaldTrump Batman Returns]]'' [[Creator/DonaldTrump may have predicted the future]]! And an election to recall the Mayor? In 2003, the state of California held a recall election in a (successful) attempt to get rid of Governor Gray Davis - and who won that election? Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger! Yes, a future (as of 1992, that is) ''Batman'' villain, Danny [=DeVito's=] brother in ''{{Twins}}'', ''Film/{{Twins}}'', ''and'' the original [[TheTerminator Terminator]]...[[Film/TheTerminator Terminator]]... a version of which was built by Stan Winston, Creator/StanWinston, who also did the Penguin's makeup in this film.
2nd May '16 8:48:10 AM 10-13-2
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* MisaimedFandom:
** Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman became a popular feminist icon - which is somewhat understandable, since such characters were relatively few and far between in 1980s and early '90s mainstream films. But Selina herself realizes that she is not an empowering figure at all, but [[HeWhoFightsMonsters just as much a thug as the men who have persecuted her]]. This should be clear from the guilt-ridden scolding she gives herself while looking in a shop window, as well as the fact that she ''cries'' when Bruce challenges her to explain what she's really feeling.
** There are also some viewers who enjoy the (first) Christmas tree-lighting scene before it gets disrupted, and all of the good feeling and nostalgia it represents, especially if they remember similar tree-lightings or glamorous department stores similar to Shreck's from their childhoods. The director and screenwriter clearly intended everyone to view these proceedings with disdain, [[CrapSaccharineWorld as the Penguin (understandably) does]].
** Same could be said about the Christmas Eve costume ball. Yes, these are all [[UpperClassTwit Upper Class Twits]] and [[ParentalAbandonment lousy parents]], but their masks sure look funny and cool.
27th Mar '16 10:30:18 AM DesertDragon
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* FranchiseOriginalSin: Not only for this series but the entire genre, Catwoman was arguably the first ever Unneeded Secondary Villain In A Superhero Film Sequel. With Penguin and Schreck as the main villains, Selina was mostly in her own plot throughout the movie, and she only briefly works with the Penguin. And even then, her job--distracting Batman while the Penguin's mooks hack into the Batmobile--could have been done by another mook.
24th Mar '16 8:15:09 AM Peridonyx
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* HellIsThatNoise: Baby!Penguin's aggressive, squawk-like crying.
6th Mar '16 11:25:25 PM 10-13-2
Is there an issue? Send a Message
This list shows the last 10 events of 156. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.BatmanReturns