Batman Returns is a sequel to 1989’s Batman and the second installment of Warner Bros.’s initial Batman film series. The film stars Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne / Batman, alongside Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, Michael Murphy, and Vincent Schiavelli.
In Batman Returns, Batman faces the Penguin, who plots to kill all of Gotham City’s firstborn sons, while dealing with Max Shreck, a corrupt tycoon who allies with the Penguin to bring Gotham City under his control, and Catwoman, who seeks vengeance against Shreck.
The film received a PG-13 rating and was criticized due to its dark tone and violence. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup, as well as two BAFTA awards.