Batman Returns Reviews
It's definitely interesting to see how movie makers back then interpreted the comics compared to nowadays.
The movie can't decide whether to be a pantomime or a grim look at how society treats outsiders, better Burton movies manage to be both at the same time. At least there is some more substance than his first attempt in the franchise, Batman is explored a little more through his relationship with Catwoman and there's some stuff about duality, although it's pretty basic. However, taken on its own merits, within the confines of these versions of the characters, the romance works well. It results in some of the film's best lines and it's also the only reason why Batman is necessary to the story, without it he could be taken out entirely. The impressive Gotham city of the last film seems to have been replaced with something that feels like its being filmed on a tiny budget and tiny stage and that is indicative of this sequel as a whole; it's neither bigger nor better.