Originally Posted by ilovemovies
The penguin is such a monumentally uninteresting character. It's not Danny De Vito's fault. He does what he can with the role. I just don't like the character.
I did like the rest of the movie. Love Michelle Pfieffer particularly but Christopher Walken, as usual, rocks as well.
It's nowhere near as good as the first one. I also like Batman Forever a lot more too. That's a very underrated movie that unfairly gets picked on because of Batman & Robin. But it's an infinitely better movie than the wretched Batman & Robin.
I feel like Burton could have done something interesting with Penguin without making him a monster but after wrangling in his overbearing style and focusing on making a good film in Batman, he seemed intent on letting his artistic side just absolutely subdue Returns.
I think Forever is better than Returns. Sure it's goofy and Two Face is a waste but it feels like a live action version of the animated series, which is a good thing.