Batman Returns

Continuity mistake: When Oswald starts shooting bullets out of his umbrella at his failed mayor speech, the crowd ducks down on the stairs, at the edge of the red stage, laying down their campaign signs. In the next shot some of the crowd and signs have vanished from around the stage, then reappear in the next shot. (01:27:15)


Continuity mistake: Batman is monitoring the progress of the rocket-laden penguins via radar. At every screen refresh, about one per second, the penguins have moved about half a street, way too fast for the way they waddle. (01:42:25)


Continuity mistake: During the scene in Schrek's department store, Catwoman has a tail clipped onto her beltline which keeps disappearing. It is visible when she jumps from the trampoline, and smashes open the door to the gas, but is missing in all the other shots. (00:54:00)


Revealing mistake: On the rooftop, Catwoman digs her claw into Batman's chest, but she clearly just puts her hand flat on his chest and you can clearly see in the first shot no claw is left embedded in his suit. (01:16:25)


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Visible crew/equipment: After the policemen shoot Batman, he falls backwards and slides down the circular ledge. When it cuts to a close-up of him dropping on his back to the ground, the hand of the crewmember placing him down to the ground is visible. (01:15:25)


Continuity mistake: At the point where the Penguin controls Batman's car from his trailer, we see shots from the inside and outside of his trailer. The Penguin rides the mini-Batmobile in his trailer like crazy, therefore the trailer shakes like hell from the outside, however, the shots inside show ONLY the mini-Batmobile shaking, the floor and trailer seem rock-solid.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the Batmobile diagnostics detects a foreign object, it shows it being located approximately to the front-left of the windshield. It is also a 2D plan view. Yet Batman automatically knows it is BELOW the car and punches through the floor directly beneath him, which is nowhere near where the Batmobile detects it. (01:21:35)

Continuity mistake: Just after Selina has hit the ground, we see a shot from above, with her lying seemingly dead in the snow. In the next shot the pattern of the snow around her is completely different. (00:27:15)


Audio problem: When Oswald holds Catwoman's cat down to the bed while she puts his bird in her mouth, hisses and meows are heard from the cat, but it doesn't open it's mouth. (01:03:25)


Continuity mistake: When Selina puts the pink teddy down the shredder, it begins to spit and churn out stuffing and feathers. However in the next shot of Selina grabbing the frying pan, the shredding of the teddy has mysteriously stopped. (00:30:00)


Continuity mistake: When the penguin is going through the birth certificates in the library, he finds a certificate and begins to write. The name of the baby on the certificate is 'Peter Lindsey' but the penguin writes down 'Matthew Gruen.' (00:36:15)


Continuity mistake: The length of the bar which comes out of the side of the batmobile, which subsequently knocks over the clown twirling the batons, changes between shots. (00:13:50)


Revealing mistake: In the scene where Selina Kyle starts spray painting the wall and closet, you can see there was a previous line sprayed and then poorly covered with another thin coat of paint. (00:30:25)

Continuity mistake: When Oswald is in The Hall of Records, it is snowing heavily. In the next shot of Batman coming around the corner in his batmobile, it isn't snowing. In all following shots it's snowing heavily again. (00:37:55)


Continuity mistake: When Oswald goes upstairs and finds Catwoman on his bed, he goes over and hangs his hat over the end of an umbrella in the rack. When he picks up an umbrella as he talks with Catwoman, the hat is now in a different position. (01:01:30 - 01:02:00)


Continuity mistake: When Batman is fighting some goons right before his boomerang is stolen by a poodle, one of the goons attacks him with a metal pipe, which both opponents take hold of in one shot. Batman then delivers a blow to the assailant, the view shifts further away, and we can see that neither Batman or the goon have the pipe, and it is nowhere on the ground nearby. After this, Batman turns to his right to defend against another goon and we see another enemy coming at him from behind, but after the view shifts to another shot and then back to Batman, this enemy is nowhere to be found.

Continuity mistake: When Max Schrek leads the Penguin over to the image consultants, two women standing behind them suddenly vanish. (00:48:40)


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Suggested correction: There's no shot of the baby's face or body that reveals he's a doll. When he's abducted it's a real baby we see. The clown then does some flips and quick movements where the baby's face or body aren't seen at all. (We "know" he is a doll, of course, but there's no visual proof of it).


Continuity mistake: When Batman is on the roof, his cape becomes a glider, the glider is separate from his cape as his cape falls off behind him. When he floats down the glider cape once again resembles his regular cape. (01:16:45)


Selina Kyle: Ok, Intimidate me, bully me if it makes you feel big. I mean it's not like you can just kill me...
Max Shreck: Actually, it's a lot like that.

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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.


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