Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Courage now, truth always...
The Dark Knight of Gotham City confronts a dastardly duo: Two-Face and the Riddler. Formerly District Attorney Harvey Dent, Two-Face believes Batman caused the courtroom accident which left him disfigured on one side. And Edward Nygma, computer-genius and former employee of millionaire Bruce Wayne, is out to get the philanthropist; as The Riddler. Former circus acrobat Dick Grayson, his family killed by Two-Face, becomes Wayne's ward and Batman's new partner Robin.
Looks like I'm in the minority when it comes to this film. I actually really enjoyed Batman Forever. Sure it's over the top, silly, and has no real substance. But I had a surprisingly good time watching it. I enjoyed the heck out of Jim Carrey as The Riddler and Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face; even though they were both cheesy. However, I can totally understand why someone would not like this film.
Much like everyone has their own James Bond movie, the one they fondly remember from childhood, most people roughly 30 & under doubtless have their own Batman movie and, without question, Batman Forever was mine. After at least a decade since last watching this, I was immediately transported back to the 13 year old callow youth mesmerised in the cinema as Elliot Goldenthal's rousing Bat-theme blasted in as the names of Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones et al raced at us across the screen in typically overblown theatrical fashion, in many ways setting the tone for everything that follows. I loved Batman Forever when I was 13. Do I love it now? Maybe a little. Do I think Joel Schumacher made…
Riddle me this: How can such a formidable movie like Batman Returns be followed by such a piece of overacted crap? Whilst I recognize that Joel Schumacher's Batman films are low hanging fruit when it comes to mockery, I must say Batman Forever fully deserves it. Let's break down its inherent shittiness by spotlighting the awfully characterized parade of over-the-top idiots Schumacher tortures the audience with in order to highlight what I hated most about this film (Hint: Its the characters, I'm not the fucking Riddler)
*Speaking of him, let's start with the aforementioned Riddler (sigh). Granted the Riddler is a problematic character. His shtick of leaving hints in form of riddles is…
Nicole Kidman looks even better in HD.
If only Tim Burton had returned for the third Batman movie: Michael Keaton would have returned as Batman; Billy-Dee Williams as Harvey Two-Face; and Burton's unique gothic style that made the first two movies so good. Everything I read about Tim Burton's vision for this film, from Marlon Wayans as Robin and Rene Russo as the love interest, sounds so interesting and I have no doubt he could have made it work. This film could have been so good.
Instead, Warner Bros. panicked after parents' reactions to the unchild-friendly Batman Returns and demoted Tim Burton to Executive Producer. Now we get Joel Schumacher's camp-fest, complete with Bat-nipples, that wouldn't look out of place alongside the 60's TV show.
Joel Schumacher destroyed the Batman franchise, but let's look at the positives: had Batman Forever and Batman & Robin been successful, we may never have gotten Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.
this is more mix bag in quality and style then the two combined. I didn't mind the new batman, he had more character then Michele Keaton had. And there are some good action scenes here, but the humour is what hurts this film. Now, the villains are bad. The story is okay. The music is alright. Plot doesn't do to much for me, same with the character stuff, I felt more connection between him and Alfred, but I don't think it's spot on. Batman Has another love love interest this one is hot even more so then the chick from the mask year before hand, hot but like Kim basin get she's not needed in the script and you could…
They shouldn't have made this film.
Go home Joel... your drunk.
Barely watchable, painfully overacted schlock. Tommy Lee Jones-awful, Jim Carrey-slightly less awful.
Fuck The Dark Knight
The thing I most enjoyed of Batman Forever was Jim Carrey as The Riddler. It was a entertaining experience and I don't have nothing to say about this. Give it a try if you're a Batman fan.
Batman Forever has not aged quiet as well as the first two Tim Burton pictures, which are the work of a visionary auteur, versus the work of a studio which this is. It is a conflicted picture, on the one hand trying to move away from the low brow camp of the 1960s Batman, as a scene involving holey platforms would attest, by providing ever increasing elaborate, if not downright overwrought special effects, action sequences, and production design; on the other hand, fully reverting and embracing said camp by reducing all characters in the film to mere cartoon caricatures, something rammed in by the outlandish, albeit enjoyable performances of Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey as Two Face and The…
la vi sin sonido, como me lo recomendó mi maestro steven soderbergh, y sólo puedo decir dos cosas:
1. la única escena donde se transmite cierta noción de peligro es la del acto inicial de los trapecistas, pero incluso ésta la cortan a la mitad para mostrar un diálogo (¿insulso?) entre bruce wayne y el personaje de nicole kidman. ese corte es torpísimo, increíblemente anticlimático.
2. qué película más gorda. hagan de cuenta que la hubiera dirigido jim carrey para los estudios churubusco circa 1970.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
- 21 Grams
- Johnny Got His Gun
- The Ugly Swans