Batman Returns
Batman Returns
 is a 1992 comic book film--the second and last live-action Batman film of the Tim Burton era. Though both James and Damien enjoy the movie, James has gone on record as admitting it is not a very good film at all. It was reviewed by James, Michael David Sims, and Ian Wilson on Episode 293 of The Show.

Notable charactersEdit

Why is it a bad movie?Edit

  • The main plot of the movie doesn't come into effect until an hour and thirty minutes in
  • More time is spent with the absurdly heavily make-up'ed Max Shreck than Batman/Bruce Wayne
  • Shreck is so evil, he produces a river of toxic waste from a textile mill.
  • You can fall out of a thirty-story building and survive as long as you fall through some awnings and cats lick your bloody wounds. (I'm getting some bad memories...)
  • Penguin is a raving sexual deviant
  • Are the Batmobile's blueprints a matter of public record??
  • The Bat Signal is reflected into the study of Wayne Manor...and these reflectors are all over the outside of the mansion. I would think that might attract some attention when guests are over.
  • Max Shreck is so dense, he asks Wayne why he's dressed up as Batman after he rips the mask off and after having just ziplined down into the Penguin's layer.


Ian: 3/5

James: 2/5

Mike: 1/5

Tiradesverse tropesEdit

  • Protagonist? - Selena Kyle, just because we have no clue what her motivation or end goal is; also, Commissioner Gordon because he's an ineffectual twit
  • Box of kittens - Max Shreck
  • Plot convenience -
    • Selina sent herself a voicemail to remind her to go back to the office (which would eventually lead to her murder) when she could have just left a Post-It note for herself ANYWHERE
    • Max stands on top of the ONE sewer grate that is a trap door that leads to Penguin's Duckmobile
  • There Are No Police - The GCPD shows up to gun down Batman on top of a skyscraper just seconds after the Ice Princess falls to her doom, despite having no evidence Batman pushed her; but they never show up in time to see any of the villains committing their heinous acts
  • Courtney - Chip
  • Sudden Character Stupidity Syndrome -
    • Batman somehow rewiring Penguin's remote to set off all the penguin army's rockets and then looking surprised to see the fallout
    • Batman unmasking in front of Max Shreck
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