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.
"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.
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.
Oh dear. Nipples on the batsuit. Chris O'Donnell being rubbish as Dick Grayson but a Dick Grayson written as an annoying dick anyway. Jim Carrey turned up to 11 and dull within 60 seconds of first appearing on screen. A nonsense plot. Uninspired action and flat, predictable jokes.
Batman Forever is a real debacle, with the only highlight being U2's Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me over the end credits and Tommy Lee Jones being kind of fun as Harvey Dent/Two Face. So bad that it's hard to believe another Batman film was released just two years later and even more so that Joel Schumacher got to return to direct it.
Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones made this film for me. Val Kilmer did nothing but bore me.
This sequel to Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" has completely lost the tone and sensibility of the first one. It tries to be too funny when the original clearly established that it is not only NOT supposed to be funny, it is supposed to be dark, boring and tedious. Although they at least try to lighten up the Batman franchise with this piece of crap, there is nothing to relate to, this is about as much fun as watching the Phantom Menace.
This a so bad so good movie. Val Kilmer played a great Batman not so much Bruce Wayne. Tommy Lee Jones was crazy as Two Face. Jim Carrey was really funny as the Riddler. And while I'm not a big fan of Nicole Kidman she was really good in this movie. The effects weren't really that good but I guess for that time it was good. The best thing about this movie is the soundtrack.
Only watched this for Jim Carrey as the Riddler. The rest of it, meh. Thought it would be less cartoony than the infamously bad George Clooney Batman film, but it isn't really.
A fundamentally loathsome exercise in the most insipid form of camp, completely ruining the foundation set by it's superior predecessors. The performances range from bland (Val Kilmer's vacant turn as Batman) to offensive (nearly everyone else), but at least Nicole Kidman's hair looks nice. Watch this only if you have a high tolerance for noise and stupidity.
loved this shit back in the day... still fun
Alright Letterboxd community, I am going to admit something to you. Of all the films I have seen, this is the one I have seen the most. I have probably seen this film 50-60 times. Worse is that I really don't think it's a particularly great film. The "jokes" don't work, and there was no restraint put on the actors at all (seriously, I have never seen Carey this unchained, its a marvel). The script is nonsensical and really doesn't work for much of anything. So why have I seen this so many times? Its not good, but everytime its on I watch it. Either I have really bad taste, or there's something here. I'd like to believe there's something here.
- 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