Trouble returns to Gotham in director Tim Burton's sequel as Batman (Michael Keaton) battles three new villains plotting to take over the city, including corrupt businessman Max Shreck (Christopher Walken), the hideous Penguin (Danny DeVito) and the mysterious Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer). This comic book brought to life drew two Oscar nods for its visuals, but its dark themes and violence led Warner Bros. in a lighter direction for Batman Forever.
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- Tim Burton
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 1993 Razzie® Awards
- Worst Supporting Actor nominee: Danny DeVito
- 1993 Academy Award®
- Best Makeup nominee
- Best Visual Effects nominee
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), English, FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Chinese Simplified, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, SwedishClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby True HD, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; making-of featurette.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this sequel to the 1989 original film is darker and more kill-happy than the previous installment. Crooks wearing giant skull-head masks run amok at a Christmas-tree lighting ceremony. Selena suffers a breakdown, during which she destroys her apartment. The Penguin threatens Schreck by producing his ex-partner's severed hand. Schreck is electrocuted, leaving a charred, pop-eyed corpse. And the movie deals with mature themes, such as death, abandonment of a child, and corruption in big business.
- Sexual Content
- Batman and Catwoman have two knockdown fights, one of which ends with Catwoman straddling the Caped Crusader; the scene is played as if the two were engaging in foreplay. Later, Selena makes a joke about the "semi-hard" nature of their apologies to each other.
- Lots of gunfire and carnage. Selena is pushed out a window to her death (but is reborn shortly after hitting the pavement). The Penguin shoots a henchmen at close range. Batman sets an opponent on fire. The Penguin nearly bites off a publicist's nose.
- Mild obscenity and various double entendres. Most blatantly, the Penguin uses the word "pussy" to refer to Catwoman.
- Social Behavior
- Batman is brave and tries to do the right thing.
- Tie-in to vast quantities of related merchandise.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it