Tim Burton’s direction and Michael Keaton’s performance combine perfectly in this first film to capture the sinister atmosphere of Gotham City and the brooding nature of Batman. Jack Nicholson almost steals the movie as the maniacal Joker and Kim Basinger is Vicki Vale, the beautiful and resourceful photo journalist desired by both men.
Having defeated The Joker, Batman now faces The Penguin – a warped and deformed
individual intent on being accepted into Gotha m society. The plot is further complicated by Selina Kyle, a wronged secretary who transforms into the slinky, mysterious Catwoman. Michael Keaton reprises his role as Batman; Danny DeVito stars as The Penguin and Michelle Pfeiffer is the new face of Catwoman in this second installment of Warner Bros.’ Batman series directed by Tim Burton.