DC’s 4” line bringing in Batman Returns and (the real) General Zod.
Who knew a 90 degree rotation could improve a photo this much
Anything Batman Returns achieves with the Penguin will forever pale next to its defining contribution to the genre, which is of course Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman. Fifteen years before Heath Ledger flashed his keloid scars, Pfeiffer gives so complete a reinvention of the standing tropes of the character that she essentially rewrote Selina Kyle forever after, permanently cementing Catwoman’s post-feminist punk subtext, and cracking open a wellspring of self-aware, glass-ceiling discontent which remains vivid and visceral today.
As we round the corner on Bat-week, I close off the Tim Burton Batman era with my look back at my favourite of his films (all his films), Batman Returns!