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With all the creative freedom he wanted Tim Burton returned to the world of Gotham city to deliver a spooky Christmas tragedy.
At the center of the story was not the titular Batman but instead a complete revamp of the Penguin. The tragic past makes for a compelling character – how much of the lies he is telling are actual truths? How much does Oswald Cobblepot desire to be normal and how much does he accept his monstrous side?
The uncertainty about whether the Penguin was a villain or a victim is beautifully orchestrated in the funeral when he dies and his penguins are escorting their dead family member into the water. Accompanied by Danny Elfman’s fantastic soundtrack the image of the dead penguin is bound to haunt you.
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