Starring: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Michael Gough, Michael Murphy, Cristi Conaway, Andrew Bryniarski
Directed by Tim Burton
Based on the DC Comics
Run Time: 126 min
Genre: Superhero, Action
Release Date: June 19, 1992
My Score: 7.5 out of 10
When the Penguin (DeVito) emerges from the sewers of Gotham, he is immediately backed by tycoon Max Shreck (Walken) to run for mayor. But the Penguin has another plan, and it is up to Batman (Keaton) to discover it and stop him. But things get complicated when Shreck fails to kill his assistant Selena Kyle (Pfeiffer) when she discovers his secrets plans, which turns her into Catwoman and she teams up with the Penguin to challenge Batman while secretly plotting to kill Shreck.
This was a weird movie for me to watch. In my mind, Tim Burton + Batman does not work as I am so used to the Christopher Nolan version. This one appeared very comical to me, and I had a problem acknowledging it as a superhero movie as Marvel and DC movies have a very different tone today. But once I got past it, it was actually a well done movie.
The casting worked well in the movie. Danny DeVito was perfect for the Penguin, he was creepy and just fit the role so well. But nothing compares to Michelle Pfeiffer as Cat Woman! PERFECT! Captured the character and looked the part too!!
The plot to the movie was so-so, it seemed a bit basic, but it worked and it kept the movie moving from point one to point two. It was a bit predictable at parts, but oh well. Not all plots are stellar and mind boggling.
A very interesting take on Batman, but Tim Burton’s dark directional style surprisingly works well as the movie has been well designed and casted.