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Why Batman Returns Is Essential Christmas Viewing

Linked by Paul Ciano on December 30, 2016
Batman Returns

Here’s to the freaks.

CBR:

Despite all the joyous celebration in Gotham for the Holiday Season, there’s a lingering darkness; a loneliness. We have our three main characters — Batman, Catwoman and Penguin — who all feel disconnected from their community in a big way. But, through combatting each other, and earning their place in Gotham, there’s a bit of solace — they’re all freaks. Despite the fighting, there’s a commonality between our hero and his two foes that justifies they’re existence in Gotham. They’re weird, they don’t feel right in their skin — but they belong in Gotham, despite their feeling of rejection. Gotham is a weird place, for weird folks. And it’s somewhere the freaks belong. Whether they’re running for mayor to make up for a feeling of inadequacy, pining for an unrequited love, or seeking revenge on a misogynistic boss — they all want to fit in. And they do, with one another.

Paul Ciano

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