Batman Returns

Corrected entry: When the ice-queen falls to her death, it's a straight fall. When Batman is shot by the police only seconds later he falls from the same spot, yet he falls onto a ledge and slides down, where catwoman is waiting for him.

Correction: Batman does not fall from the same ledge as the Ice princess does. If you look closely (when the Ice princess is being attacked by the bats) you can see behind her, the top of Town Square (I think) and to HER left, a building with almost every room lit. And when Batman falls down the ledge, you can see he is on the lodge with the building that has almost every room lit behind him.

Corrected entry: So much for the Caped Crusader's legendary (and well-established) code against killing: during the fight scene with the Red Triangle Gang, Batman callously hands off a parcel of high explosives to one of the gang members - only for said criminal to be blown to smithereens a second or two later, with nary a flinch from Batman afterwards.

Correction: This isn't a plot hole. He killed someone in the first movie, as well. It's within the movie universe continuity that he kills, just not the comic book continuity.

DenizenZERO

Corrected entry: What are penguins doing in the sewer of a big city anyway? Isn't it a bit warm for them?

Correction: Firstly, penguins live all over the Southern hemisphere, from tropical islands (Galapagos penguins) to Antartica (Emperor penguins). Secondly, penguins are very successfully kept in zoos and aquaria all over the world, so it does not seem unreasonable that they could survive in a sewer system of a big city, as long as there was plenty of water, a source of food and few predators. I assume in this movie we are meant to assume that they escaped from a zoo or other captivity.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Selina comes back from the dead, she enters a room to start making her Catwoman costume. As she enters, she smashes the letters "O" and "T" on the neon "Hello There" sign so that it reads "Hell Here". Trouble is, neon signs are made from a continuous hollow glass tube filled with argon gas. If you break just one of those letters, the circuit is broken and the whole sign will go out.

Correction: One problem - the sign is actually smashed, and individual letters actually stay lit. While that was doubtless specially done for the film, it does prove that those signs can be constructed in such a way for the letters to be separate from each other.

Corrected entry: If Cobblepot is called the Penguin, then why does he spit and drool ink? He's not a squid!

Correction: It's not ink. The guy's obviously got some things physically wrong with him, right down to his spit and drool.

K.C. Sierra

Correction: The disc is spinning, but since it's blank and has no markings it's very difficult to see.

Corrected entry: When Batman first encounters the Fatman, Batman has a bomb in his hand which he took from one of the Penguins goons. The Fatman punches Batman and then tells Batman to hit him back. When Batman punches him you can see from the angle of the shot that the bomb is not on the Fatman. When Batman smiles and looks down, the shot changes to the Fatman looking down and the bomb is now there.

Correction: This is not a mistake, the fact that you can not see Batman place the bomb on the fat dude is supposed to be demonstrating Batmans uncanny ability to win battles even over huge enemies. I agree the timing isn't possible, but the shot sequence is necessary to add to Batmans mystique.

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie, the newsboy is yelling that the paper costs 50 cents. Later in the scene, he says it's 25 cents.

Correction: This is not a mistake. If nobody wants to buy the paper he has to lower the price.

Corrected entry: Referring to the stun gun, the electrical sparks DO NOT arc between the contact posts as they should - Instead, weird-looking sparks shoot up from the unit itself. Electricity can never do this, it will always find the nearest path to ground which is one of the contact posts. This occurs near the beginning when Selena acquires the stun gun and near the end when she uses it on Max and herself.

Correction: This is not a mistake. The clown that Selena takes the stun gun from has altered it to make it more dangerous.

Corrected entry: The Penguin takes over control of the Batmobile, and goes on a spree. He also says some unkind things about Gotham City, which Batman takes the precaution of recording onto a compact disc. However, when he plays the slandering again, it's different from when The Penguin said it the first time.

Correction: Batman could have quite possibly edited the tape/cd.

Corrected entry: When Batman shakes the CD of the Penguin, he gets an effect as if it was a vinyl record - not possible with CDs.

Correction: We all know it's not possible, but that was the point. . .it's called taking artistic license, or humor as some of us know it. . .

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[Catwoman is hit by Batman.]
Catwoman: How could you?! I'm a woman!
Batman: I'm sorry, I...
[Batman is hit by Catwoman.]
Catwoman: As I was saying, I'm a woman and can't be taken for granted. Life's a bitch, now so am I!

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Question: After she falls, what exactly makes Selyna Kyle go nuts? And what is she trying to do to her apartment?

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Answer: The film keeps it ambiguous. There are two ways to look at it. Scenario A- She literally died and is brought back to life by the alley-cats somehow, adapting some of their traits. Or... Scenario B- The trauma of falling and sustaining a head-injury, along with her paranoia after Schreck tried to kill her, has driven her mad, and she uses her connection with cats to build a new persona. (Which is supported by the fact that all the things she claims "kills" her with each of her "nine lives" wouldn't actually have killed her. Ex. Her one fall is broken by the kitty-litter truck. Max doesn't hit her in any vital organs when he shoots her. Etc.) Her destroying her apartment is her lashing out at all the things she used to hold dear- her vision of a normal life, etc. It's symbolic of her purging the past and embracing the future. (Plus, oftentimes when people throw fits, they'll smash stuff up).

Chosen answer: She just died, and came back to life. The shock drove her mad. She really isn't doing anything but destroying it.

MasterOfAll

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