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.
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.
Despite a few promising plot threads (which is more than can be said of its follow-up, Batman & Robin), Batman Forever is ultimately a disappointing movie. The tone is all over the place, which is a shame considering that the script does have potential to make a decent film. Unfortunately, the direction is garish and way too cartoony. Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey are constantly trying to outdo each other when it comes to hamming it up and are both equally awful as Two-Face and The Riddler, respectively. The interesting reflections into Bruce Wayne's past and motivations, as well as Dick Grayson's tragic story, are buried in a cacophony of glitz and gaudy production design.
Dvix, con Ines
Forever is lighter than the previous movies but has a good sense of fun with a wonderfully manic performance from Jim Carrey.
The action's exciting, the atmosphere of the movie is adapted well, but the script isn't very good at all, and Val Kilmer's Batman and Tommy Lee Jones' Two-Face aren't strong enough to carry the movie, especially the latter, which Jones plays like a rip off of Nicholson Joker. A fine and energetic performance from Jim Carrey though.
Watchable, but not particularly good.
The most lifeless and bland portrayal of Batman to date is in a film that’s not much better. The villains of the piece, while easily the highlight of the film, narratively have little to work with and deserve much better.
Meh! Pretty bad. But not as bad as Batman and Robin.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Part 18 of my Comic Book Movies, Ranked project.
The following review contains spoilers.
Going into this, I thought I might actually really like it. I haven’t seen any of the original Batman “quadrilogy” or whatever since they were first released years ago, and given the Schumacher films’ reputations as “too silly,” and given how delightful the “too silly” 1966 Batman was, I had high hopes. But the problem with Batman Forever is not its silliness, it’s its terribleness.
Quick character round-up: Two-Face wants to kill Batman. The Riddler wants to suck everyone’s brainwaves into his brain to make him smarter or something (though even when he succeeds he never actually seems any smarter). Dr. Chase Meridian wants to…
What an exhausting film to watch. It's loud, obnoxiously colored, incoherent, and disinterested in its own subject matter.
Even though I just watched it, I can't really recall the plot or anything else beyond the biggest amount of flashing or moving spotlights ever put to film. I don't know what acid trips are like, but I think this was a bad one.
Batman Forever is one of those bad movies that needs Rifftrax or a group of people to take the piss out of it. It helps that the movie doesn't take itself seriously either, which actually makes it more palatable compared to Batman Returns, if just barely.
Two hours of green neon-expressionist crap.
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING