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.
Audio Commentary: Kevin Smith & Marc Bernardin
Un desastre con la mejor dirección de arte de los 90.
The series takes a nose dive with this installment. Loud, brash, camp and silly. Some may disagree but I hated the bright colours and silly tone this film had. Tommy Lee Jones is a Joker rip-off and brings nothing interesting to the character. The Riddler is a bit better but I found him too over the top for my tastes.
Danny Elfman didn't return for this one and he is greatly missed. Elliot Goldenthal's score is functional but not as memorable or epic as Elfman's. (21.6.15)
SORRY! I tried posting this before, but I just couldn't stop throwing up for four days straight. That's once for each clear shot of Jim Carrey's junk in Batman Forever (June 16th, 1995). It's on my TOP 5 WORST FILM-GOING EXPERIENCES. You?
After Batman Returns I was not at all looking forward to this movie. And this movie sucked. Ok yes it has some good things to it but this is when you could tell this series was going downhill, I know Batman and Robin is going to be worse but when the movie started with Alfred asking Bruce for a sandwich I knew what kind of movie i was getting into. The whole movie is ridiculous and is very disappointing. Burton leaving was a good move hand over the movie to someone else who maybe understood the story could've been a good move. But whoever the idiot was that decided Joel Schumaccher was the person to hand this movie over to…
I think this is probably the time that I stopped worrying and fell in love with Batman Forever.
I love the tone it strikes, planted firmly between the smart silliness of the TV series and the darkish, invention of Burton's previous films. I mean, hey, I prefer the 1966, 1989, and 1992 films to this one, but I don't think it's too much of a drop-off from the highs of its predecessors.
Schumacher also continues building on the architecture of Burton's films. Gotham City is an impossible tower of Olympic statues and kleig lights. Its villains inhabit an island topped with a giant, pulsating, green blender.
And yet, in the midst of all of the impossibility, Schumacher manages to still…
Better than the one that follows, that's for sure. But still one kooky mess of a Batman movie. Still though, it's Batman and we're gonna love it for that. Jim Carrey as The Riddler reminds us of people who played the part before him such as Frank Gorshin and to that effect I think he nailed it. Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face, though cheesy as can be on the makeup, also adds his own great maniacal flair to this. Val Kilmer is number three on my list of favorites who played Batman behind Michael Keaton and Christian Bale.
You always forget Nicole Kidman is in the movie.
You always forget that this one is as bad as Batman and Robin.
Many believe that it was at this point the Batman film franchise began to roll over an die, as Joel Schumacher took over the reigns from Tim Burton to bring us Batman: Forever. Burton had done wonders with his first Batman movie, giving the world the Dark Knight as he was supposed to be, in a Gotham that looked like the dark and slimy place it was supposed to be. He upped the ante a bit in the 2nd, and though Batman Returns was a little more light hearted, what with Penguins with lasers on their heads, it was still effectively a darker movie, that tonally looked far off from the Adam West sitcom we'd seen years back.
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
I'd love to see more of these stories. REALLY entertaining stuff. If anyone has some, send away.
Also, anything mentioning…