The “Real” Story Behind Burton’s BATMAN 2


I have a confession to make…

I do NOT like BATMAN RETURNS. (Yeah, I’ve been keeping that a secret for 20 years. *wink*)

In fact, I despise it. I wouldn’t even p*ss on BATMAN RETURNS if it was on fire.  I’d rather watch a marathon of BATMAN & ROBIN, BATMAN v SUPERMAN, and JUSTICE LEAGUE – without the benefit of beer – than watch that movie again.  ANYWAY…

BOF’er “JWB” gave me a heads up about this cool video via LowRes Wünderbred that details the history of “Batman 2.”

Looking back historically, WB gave director Tim Burton carte blanche (as they should’ve and should going forward – good or bad) in the successful wake of BATMAN ’89, and the end result was a very “Tim Burton” take on Batman.

Thus, we got us BATMAN RETURNS – like it or not.

I’m in the “not” camp.

To be honest, the history of the journey from BATMAN ’89 to BATMAN RETURNS is out there – there’s really nothing new or ground-breaking in this video.  Regardless, I thought it was a well-done little documentary and worth a post here on BOF.

Of course, there’s no better way to usher in BOF 2.0 than some good old school BOF BATMAN RETURNS bashing!

Check out the video below.

And yes, this video confirms that BATMAN RETURNS sucked then and sucks now. – Bill “Jett” Ramey

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A life-long Batman fan, Bill "Jett" Ramey is the founder of BATMAN ON FILM. His passions include Dallas Cowboys football (fan since birth/season ticket holder since 2000), the Sun Records/1950s Elvis Presley, HARD rock-and-roll, cold beer, dive bars, Austin (Texas, not Minnesota), his summer house in Minnesota, the University of Texas Longhorns... And BATMAN. He resides in the great state of Texas with his lovely wife, his youngest son, and 1.5 Boston Terriers.