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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.
"Does anyone else feel like a fried egg?"
sublimely tacky, but there's very little here that doesn't have precedent in Burton's installments, and it's inarguably just as technically polished, as if the old TV show had, like, $18,000 papier-mâché rocks and state-of-the-art miniature work. i'm no longer able to see this as intrinsically awful, even if i don't particularly care for Schumacher's approach (also i think a lot of the supposedly legendary awfulness is some ugly "no homo" bullshit).
if they ever put Schwarzenegger in something like this, i might never stop laughing.
"Was that over the top? I can never tell."
Batman Forever is more of an extension of Burton's two Gothic tragedy pieces than many realize, both in their joyous, external depictions of internally traumatized villains and in the continuous back and forth progression of campy banter. Schumacher, while hired to veer the series back into kid-friendly territory, also understood that after Batman Returns, an eerie, haunting exploration of various wounds and fetishes, nothing could top it. Instead director Schumacher and Michael Keaton replacement Val Kilmer shake an already strange depiction of Gotham City and infuse neon sights, homoerotic overtones, and an icy pitch-black layer of overblown goofiness to mix with Burton's original character foundation.
It is in many aspects…
An almost-offensive step backward from Tim Burton's excellent "Batman" and "Batman Returns," Joel Schumacher's "Batman Forever" expunges the franchise's authentic darkness, weight, and soul in exchange for neon colors, overwrought silliness, and superficial spectacle. Reducing Bob Kane's cape and cowl wearing crime fighter and his shadow-concealed heroism to a plastic, studio-scrubbed superhero works in terms of building a crowd-pleasing antidote to Burton's elegant esoterica, but it does not create anything with depth or resonance. Still, Schumacher's film is committed to its new direction and is able to entertain despite its frustrating emptiness.
Beginning with winky one-liners and scenery-chewing characters, "Batman Forever" instantly begins down a new tonal path. It is, once again, an operatic superhero outing, but the narrative eschews…
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…
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…
This one vs. Batman and Robin; which is shittier?
The one redeemable quality of this movie is the Dir. Joel Schumacher is hella gay and wanted Batman and Robin to also be hella gay.
Other than that, it makes little to no sense and is very terribly written and shot. The jokes aren’t even funny??
“For if knowledge is power…than a god. Am. I.”
Taking a break from Hooptober reviews to defend one of the best Batman movies ever made.
This was my first exposure to Batman as a kid, and for years I thought it was a truly good movie. It was my favorite Batman movie growing up, ousted only by The Dark Knight on its release, and the VHS was in constant rotation on lonely weekend nights. Once I got a little older and dove into film more seriously, I “realized” that my love for Batman Forever was fueled by nostalgia – that it was not a masterpiece but in fact a ridiculous campy mess with cheesy one liners, completely insane performances, and…
Robin: "Holy rusted metal batman!"
Pretty much sums up this booty ass film
In my opinion, a pretty decent film and I don't think it needs the hate it gets. It had issues but I still really enjoy it don't sue me
i saw so many comments and reviews about the movie's "homosexual overtones" that i just went in waiting for it and i was fucking played!!! there aren't even homosexual undertones!!! this is fake propaganda and i'm suing
in another note, i'm stressed because val kilmer's lips look amazing even if they're barely there
Well this is just shit.
I haven't been so pissed off at a film since the new Blair Witch.
Firstly things that were good. Nicole Kidman in a black dress.
Tommy Lee Jones wasn't too bad either as Two Face.
Things that were bad.
- Jim Carrey acting like a complete cock throughout (i like Jim Carrey, but this was just ridiculous and plain stupid).
- Val Kilmer and his awful one liners and bland plastic speech.
- The relationship of Kidman and Kilmer. She was just a tart. After watching the first two where Keaton has a lovely relationship and flirty thing going with Basinger and Pfeiffer, this opens up straight away in the first scene with no real…
A kiss from a rose all the way.....
Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones are great as their respective roles. This is a fun campy Batman film
Batman deve affrontare due facce e L'Enigmista. Controverso Cinefumetto che ha fatto arrabbiare i fan per come è ritornato alle Ridicole ed infantili atmosfere della vecchia serie tv rovinando completamente tutto il lavoro fatto da Burton. Ma il Cambio di tono non è il vero problema, la verità è che manca qualità, la regia che non è in grado di rafforzare lo Stile scelto, non basta inclinare la camera o aggiungere luci colorate, e a peggiorare le cose ci pensa una sceneggiatura spazzatura piena di cliché, con un arrogante Robin inserito a forza, due antagonisti da presentare che si rubano la scena, un Batman anonimo e una relazione sentimentale odiosa e sessista che fa rabbia ogni volta che i due si mettono a flirtare. Tommy Lee Jones è completamente sprecato nella parte di un Joker 2.0 ma la folle interpretazione over the top di Jim Carrey Intrattiene Con gusto ed è l'unica cosa memorabile di tutto il film.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…