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.
"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…
Lo de Jim Carrey interpretando en una película de Batman a su personaje de la Máscara y Ace Ventura es inigualable, no más que ver al serio Tommy Lee Jones haciendo el ridículo, como también preciosa está Nicole Kidman y de olvidables están Val Kilmer y O'Donnell si no fuera por sus trajecitos... que eso si, van a juego con el diseño de Gotham y y el tono de la película, mucho más ambientada en los cómics de los 60, en la serie inaugural de televisión, y tan colorida como un arcoiris para vender muñequitos, algo que hay que decir que fue todo un éxito de ventas.
"Can I persuade you to take a sandwich with you, sir?"
"I'll get drive-thru."
The first line of dialogue in this film is literally Alfred asking Bruce if he wants a packed lunch. Alfred, you boss.
This is a Joel Schumacher Batman film so I know what you're thinking, but Batman Forever gets a lot of unfair criticism. This was never going to be Oscar bait, it's just a whole lot of fun. The levels of campness are off the charts, but it should be taken with a pinch of salt, this isn't a film that intended to be taken seriously.
Val Kilmer is a solid enough Bruce Wayne/Batman but just isn't a strong enough presence in the company of…
shit boy! ok let's see
1) um.. Christopher who??? Zack who?? David WHO?????? this is a superhero movie done right y'all.... Everyone's tryna be dark and edgy.. Fuk that this wit and camp and tackiness and cheesiness is where it's AT!!
2) 90s val kilmer hit me up thru time and space
3) val is also the best bruce/ bat
4) the cinematography...🚨🖐🏼 NUT
5) Drew Barrymore is an angel
6) dick: holey rusted metal batman!
Bruce: *shook* ....huh..
dick: the ground..it's all rusted metal.. full of holes..u know.. Holey
7) i just love this movie . Campy superhero movies r so great ... What happened to those I love the way this looks and i love valman and robins bits r so cute and good and i jus love this a lot sorry
Exact review, from Twitter: 'Oh man, Batman Forever has NOT held up'
Ich weiß nicht ob ich es cool finde das alles so albern ist oder albern finde das alles so cool (ernst) ist.
There is nothing as awful as Nicole Kidman as Chase Meridian, like oh my god fuck that
"The Bat Signal is not a Beeper!"
Well, at this point Joel Schumacher's two Batman films have transcended their intrinsic awfulness and can be appreciated as Pop Art time capsules- Batman Forever taking you straight back to 1995 in all its glory.
First act reminded me of the time I was tripping in a gay club circa 1996. Except that was a lot more fun.
I have so many problems with this film.
- My gay ass will always be thankful for Chris O'Donnell's brief run in with fame, but why is this grown ass man playing Robin? It's weird.
- Val Kilmer is the most boring Batman we've ever seen on screen.
- You can do campy Batman, I don't care, but Two-Face is way too dark and way too complex to be apart of that world.
- I love Jim Carrey; I hate him as The Riddler. (Which he can be campy, fine, but I've always preferred a darker Riddler character.)
- Chris O'Donnell is not my husband :(
Every month it seems like the next month's list comes earlier and I feel horribly unproductive and behind. Anyway, here's…
preferably more than one scene
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