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.
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…
Part 4 of my Batmanathon
Oh boy, this is certainly a step down, isn’t it? I went in with a completely open mind. I am by no means a Joel Schumacher hater, and even like some of his films quite a bit (Phone Booth in particular, don’t judge me). However, I do remember not liking the film when I first saw it but after the first 3 instalments of my Batmanathon going so well, I was genuinely ready to love this movie.
Alas, love it I did not.
Now, what is actually the problem with Batman Forever? On the surface it kind of resembles the Burton films which I liked so much, it has the comic book humour that made…
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.
Nicole Kidman looks even better in HD.
Venga ya: no es tan mala. Además de tener el diseño de Batmóvil (gótico) más flipante de la historia (y que fue mi juguete favorito durante años), tiene una Gotham protoemo y una capa (pun intended) fantástica de homoerotismo nada disimulado. Más cerca de Adam West que de Christian Bale.; cuando a las películas de Batman no les daba vergüenza ser películas de superhéroes.
(Nota: la siguiente, "Batman & Robin"... ahí ya tenéis razón. Esa no hay forma de salvarla).
Thanks to this film's sequel, 'Forever' gets lumped into the category of "it's a piece of shit" and it doesn't deserve to be there. Though it's pretty campy, it still has darker elements that keeps it closer to the films that came before it. Especially delving deeper into Bruce's psychology that is merely hinted at in the Tim Burton films. Though giving 4 and a half stars seems a bit generous, understand that based off of my nostalgia for the film.
While it features some entertaining moments as well as some fun performances from Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones in their respective roles as the Riddler and Two-Face, the film is a messy one due to the fact that it's a more light-hearted film from its predecessor as it would feature the one thing that Batman fans hate, nipples in the Batsuit.
This particular viewing was during a Master Pancake show, which is Austin's answer to MST3K. I hadn't seen this movie since its first couple of years of existence. I remembered it being disappointing, but not THIS bad.
What's sad is most of its awfulness truly seems to stem from direction. There are a lot of interesting seeds in the script that, if played straight, might have turned this into a great Batman movie. I remember people's minds being blown when Peter Parker (briefly) hung up his spandex in Spider-Man 2 and reminding them that a similar arc existed in this movie, though utterly mishandled and overshadowed by villainous performances so campy they'd make Adam West shake his head.
Needless to say, there was a lot to mine from this movie comedically and the show was an absolute blast.
No nos merecemos a Jim Carrey y cada día lo tengo más claro.
I liked this one better than Batman Returns, it had greater characters and a better plot. The addition of Robin is what bothers me the most about this movie. He didn't seem to play an important role in the film and just created more unnecessary drama.
Batman Forever is another sequel for Tim Burton's Batman, now it has a new direction and you could tell that even if you didn't know, when it was Tim Burton directing these movies they were too dark, now they're just too colorful! Can't they do anything right? Of all the Batman movies, this is the weakest until now but I was already expecting that, what I wasn't expecting was that Two-Face and Robin would be in this movie! I was already expecting Riddler, you can say it by the poster actually, and he was the only villain from the 1966 version that hadn't appear in one of these new movies yet.
When I first started to watch this and I…
+ Nicole Kidman
- I knew it was camp but those sound effects, oh my god
Not as bad as the first two films but not as bad as the next one. Just forget this movie and Batman and Robin exist.
- 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
- Transformers: The Movie
- Home Alone
- Blade Runner
There are some voracious film watchers on Letterboxd with diverse tastes so I thought it would be interesting to see…