Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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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.
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…
Nicole Kidman looks even better in HD.
Riddle me this? What does it say about your film when the best part of it is the score and the fact you got U2 and Seal to contribute songs? Not much good. I honestly can't tell you the last time I watched this, but it was on VHS and I never bothered replacing it with a DVD or Blu-ray.
To be honest, if I rate this along with the '66 Batman TV show it'd rate right up there as fantastic. It has that camp and over the top feel. As a follow-up to the Burton Batman films, this is an utter disaster. Is it as bad as Batman & Robin? No, but it has some serious issues that…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
You know what, I love this goddamn movie. I know a lot of people hate it and Schumacher and I don't blame them if they're directing that hate at Batman and Robin but Batman Forever is just a fucking great ride with Jim Carrey going nuts as The Riddler and some style that was a breath of fresh air for the franchise after Burton's two darker films.
And yeah, I'd put Val Kilmer over Michael Keaton as Batman...maybe even Christian Bale....maybe.
A bout of nostalgia brought me to watch this film before it left Netflix. (This kind of thing is perhaps what Netflix excels most at.)
I give the film credit for at least attempting a noir aesthetic, one at which Tim Burton's two previous Batman films did a better job. And before I deride the film, let me say that I don't necessarily need my Batman film to be of the dark-and-brooding Nolan aesthetic. But this film can no longer escape compare with The Dark Knight, not least of all in its depiction of Two-Face. Tommy Lee Jones seems now both a faint echo of Nicholson's Joker from the '89 Batman and a pale precursor to Aaron Eckhart's latter interpretation…
Ugh. Much better than Batman & Robin.
The horrendously awful Batman and Robin may have officially buried the franchise in the 1990s, but Batman Forever dug the grave. Awful movie, but worth a viewing if you want to see Tommy Lee Jones wildly out of his element.
An ugly, obnoxious neon wet dream.
Is it laughably cornball and hackneyed to an extent that makes us feel exponentially older for having dug it when it came out? Yes, absolutely. But riddle me this! Is it not dependably that throughout? Is its camp tone not consistent from start to finish? Doesn't that tell us they did something right? The movie is exactly what it set out to be, a kids' movie.
Val Kilmer is completely out of place as Batman and Nicole Kidman is wasted as a dull one dimensional love interest. Overly fruity and silly, only the outrageous performances of Carrey and Jones make this film worth watching.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- 21 Grams
- Johnny Got His Gun
- The Ugly Swans
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING