The movie itself has always been difficult to judge. It has some psychological elements going on with each of the three villains representing dark mirrors of different aspects of Bruce's personality, and their conflicts with each other symbolize his inner turmoil, but this all happens within the context of the most nonsensical, slapped together excuse for a plot I've ever seen. I like it better than the first movie, but not by much.
I enjoy it throughly. The Bruce/Selina subplot made this movie for me as did the performance from the leads. I really wish Burton's series would've continued. Yeah it wasn't true to Batman but it told an interesting story.
My favorite Batman movie until the Nolan series and the animated movies (which really isn't saying much), but I just think it's insanely entertaining in a sense. Walken and DeVito are over the top in a fun way, Pfeiffer is actually really good unlike the awful Kim Basinger, there's no Arliss, the villains actually seem to want to take down Batman and the movie is thus actually about him, not The Joker.
Post by smartestmanalive on Aug 4, 2012 6:22:46 GMT -5
I HATE the Penguin. A lot will probably disagree with me but I just couldn't stand the character and not in a "Get him Batman! He's evil!" type of way, but he got the X-Pac heat from me. I taped the movie the other day and fast forwarded all his scenes. It would have been interesting to see how they would have handled the Riddler in this movie instead of the Penguin.