Batman Returns (1992)

Rating: ***
Director: Tim Burton
Music: Danny Elfman
Cast: Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito, Christopher Walken, cameo by Paul Reubens

Director Tim Burton takes another stab at the Dark Knight, but this one is decidedly more strange and silly. A young deformed baby is abandoned and raised in the sewers by penguins and circus freaks. He grows up to be the nefarious Penguin (Danny DeVito) and is intent on making the people of Gotham City suffer. Meanwhile, another sinister plot is being hatched by a powerful businessman (Christopher Walken) and he shoves his mousy secretary, Selina Kyle (Michelle Pfeiffer), out the window of his office building to her death. She is resurrected by a group of alleycats, and she becomes the slinky and sexy Catwoman. She and the Penguin join forces to take out Batman so that they can run amuck in Gotham City, but to make things more complicated, Selina and Bruce Wayne have a thing going on with each other. Walken and DeVito bite it at the end, with the fate of Catwoman remaining a mystery. Again, a good looking film, but with way too much Burton-esque madness thrown in.