An 80th anniversary celebration of Batman ushers in Michael Keaton returning as the legendary hero who battles against the mysterious Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) and the diabolical Penguin (Danny DeVito) - who has a plan to destroy Gotham City and the Batman. Fans won't want to miss this classic Batman tale on the big screen!
Did You Know?
Sam Hamm's original screenplay draft had the Penguin and Catwoman going after hidden treasure. Dissatisfied with that, Tim Burton brought in Daniel Waters, writer of Heathers (1988), who came up with the concept of an evil business mogul backing a bid for the Mayor's office by the Penguin.
As Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands reminded us, Burton always has been more absorbed by what his audience sees than by what his movies say. It's part of his unique talent as a filmmaker, but it leads him to ignore the flaws in the structure of what is, after all, supposed to be an exciting adventure film.
The new film is simply more confident, more idiosyncratically dark, weird, gnarled and twisted than Batman. And because it's more obviously permeated by Burton's style and sensibility, it's also more fun. [19 June 1992, p.47]