Part of Holiday Classics.
Tim Burton’s second Batman outing manages the difficult trick of juggling multiple villains and some Yuletide greetings, and teaches us the useful lesson that mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it (although a kiss can be even deadlier if you mean it). Batman, Catwoman, the Penguin and Max Schrek tussle through a Gotham nestling under a snowy Christmas blanket and even use the decorations against each other when necessary. Christmas trees: a handy hiding place for bats. Who knew? It’s also a hugely underrated action/comic book romp, which deserves far more love just for the way that Michelle Pfeiffer purrs.
“Burton continues to capture the essence of the Batman legend and more importantly his audience’s imagination.” —Philip Thomas, Empire “...More confident, more idiosyncratically dark, weird, gnarled and twisted than BATMAN. And because it's more obviously permeated by Burton's style and sensibility, it's also more fun.” —Jay Carr, Boston Globe