directed by Tim Burton
. Based on the DC Comics
, it is the sequel to Burton's Batman
(1989), and features Michael Keaton
reprising the title role, with Danny DeVito
as the Penguin
and Michelle Pfeiffer
Burton originally did not want to direct a sequel because of his mixed emotions toward the previous film. Daniel Waters
delivered a script that satisfied Burton; Wesley Strick
did an uncredited rewrite, deleting the character of Robin
and rewriting the climax
(last words in the film) Merry Christmas, Alfred. Good will towards men... and women.
(When the Batmobile doesn't compact like it should) Alright, now I'm a little worried.
(responding to Alfred's comment about "security" when repairing the Batmobile) Security? Who let Vicki Vale into the Batcave? I'm sitting there working. I turn around, there she is. (sarcasticallly) "Oh, hi Vick. Come on in!"
[To Max] Hi. [Max gasps] I believe the word you're looking for is... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGHHH!!! Actually... this is all just a bad dream. You're home in bed. Heavily sedated, resting comfortably... and dying from the noxious pollutants you've personally spewed in a lifetime of profiteering. Tragic irony, or poetic justice? You tell me.
Odd as it may seem, Max, you and I have something in common. We're both perceived as monsters. But somehow, you're a well-respected monster, and I am... to date... not!
[about his parents] I just want to know... why they did what they felt they had to do... to a child who was born... a little different. A child... who spent his first Christmas - and many since - in a sewer...
A penguin is a bird that cannot fly! I am a man. I have a name. [pauses] ... Oswald Cobblepot!
[After visiting his parents' grave] I was their number one son, and they treated me like number two! But it's human nature to fear the unusual. I guess when I reached out to them with a shiny flipper, instead of five chubby digits... they freaked.
[to Batman, after they both encounter Catwoman] I saw her first. Gotta fly!
[to a crowd of voters] I may have saved the mayor's baby, but I refuse to save a mayor who stood by, helpless as a baby, while Gotham City was ravaged by a disease that turned eagle-scouts into crazed clowns and happy homemakers into catwomen!