Some people liked this better than the first. I disagree. And here's why:Too much. It was good before. Simple, to the point, clear, entertaining, funny, but a very focused piece. This one was all over the place.
However, of the sequels, this is by FAR the best.
For one thing, the direction is fabulous. Very stylized. Fascinating in and of itself. And the dialogue is great. But the acting falls short. And the story falls short. It was all over the place. Too much going on, and I found the Catwoman character to make next to no sense. She bothered me. She had a cool costume, though. So it was ok. Devito as The penguin...the makeup effects: superb, however, his character was more silly than menacing, and since he was supposed to be the big bad villain, I didn't really understand that take on him.I cannot emphasize enough that this is a fun movie to watch. As in, to look at. The visual effects and style make this the best of the sequels. But still, the other elements of filmmaking are so poor, especially when I know Tim Burton can do better. Thus it is awarded 3 sporks.