Bastards of Batman Returns

Batman Returns Michael Keaton Circus Gang Behind the Scenes

In Batman, solitary billionaire Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton – Birdman) was inspired to become the famous vigilante crime-fighter after the unavenged death of his parents. After terrorising the criminal underworld, he ended up dropping their killer, Jack Napier (Jack Nicholson – A Few Good Men) into a vat of chemicals. The Joker was born along with a new type of villain. The super villain. Eventually he was defeated (AKA killed), and a relative peace returned to Gotham City.

The Bat, The Bird, and The Cat

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Review: Batman Returns

batman returns simple poster

It’s nearly four years since I took an in-depth look at all the bastards and badassery of 1989 mega-hit Batman. Beyond making household names out of Michael Keaton and Tim Burton, it demonstrated that darker, edgier, sexier super-hero flicks could hang with the square-jawed, frothy wholesomeness of Superman. A sequel, nay a harem of sequels, was inevitable. And so was this review.

Rejoice, Batman has Returneth

Celebrate 75 Years of Batman With Badass Short Animations

Bat Man of Shanghai

If you’re a regular reader of Movie Bastards, you’ll be aware that I’m already in the process of charting Bat’s modern cinematic history. However that doesn’t mean that the rest of the world haven’t been releasing their own cool Batman shit too.

A few exceptional shorts have been doing the rounds recently, and we’ve packed them all together below for your enjoyment. Because I’m nice like that.

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