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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.
"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…
IMDb Ratings: 5.4
Why: Different cast same story
Should: yeah maybe
My Ratings: 6 - #Okay
Tagline: Courage first, truth always
#Riddler. #Gotham. Music
Abysmal. Two-Face's incessant laughter. Riddler's incessant laughter (both bad Joker variants - why not create a new villain for a change?). The wobbling wings on the Batmobile. All these silly loose sayings. And so on ad nauseam. Completely exaggerated. In an abysmal way.
Positive point: "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal in the closing credits. Great song.
I'm not gonna lie but i enjoyed this flick despite of being slammed by critics
This film is legitimately fun, completely unhinged and significantly better that Tim Burton's Batman movies.
Whereas the enjoyment in the two previous movies is based on perverse irony and rejoicing in the profound crapness, this film can be enjoyed genuinely as the circus of silly that it is. Embrace Carey's Riddler and feast upon the neon delights, oh, and Val Kilmer's pout is art.
For the first time in the series, alcohol is not a requirement, but certainly enhances the experience.
But real talk, Robin is total shit, as always.
After watching and reviewing "Barman Returns" last night, I figured that since it was still Batman Day around that time that I would immediately start on the threequel. This, for many, marked the beginning of the end for the Batman movie franchise....for now. However, allow me to tell you why I don't feel strongly against the film as everyone else does.
Gotham City is busier than ever before, bustling with activity. A lot of criminal activity and there's only one individual who's been keeping criminals at bay for a long while: Batman (Val Kilmer)! However, the Dark Knight's latest enemy has vengeance on his mind. Harvey Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones), formerly known as district attorney Harvey Dent, has had it…
Film #17 of Smiler Grogan's Scavenger Hunt
Task 17/30: A film based on a DC Comic
This movie had so much potential, 'tis a pity. Needless to say, the end result was the first nail on the coffin of the Dark Knight from the silver screen, until his resurrection in the virtually miraculous Batman Begins.
Everything is odd, over-the-top and campy but in the wrong ways under the direction of Joel Schumacher, the same guy who gave us a wonderfully humorous and clever vampire film such as The Lost Boys. In his hands, Batman loses all of his own dark resources and turns a lesser version of Superman; he may be falling for Nicole Kidman --and she is not…
This film is quite silly.
Works better when viewed as part of the 90s trend to adapt tv shows than a direct sequel to the Burton films.
Oh boy...alright let's just cut to the chase, this movie is a piece of crap. Sure, it's better than Batman & Robin, but that doesn't make this any less of an awful Batman movie. Batman Forever was the first film in the series not to be directed by Tim Burton. Instead, the directors chair was filled by Joel Schumacher. Schumacher had a very different approach in mind for taking over the Batman films, but it most definitely was not the right one. Michael Keaton also bailed on series after Batman Returns, and honestly I can't blame him. Instead, the cape and cowl is donned by Val Kilmer. Batman Forever saw big changes for Batman, and as far as I'm concerned it…
SI te gusto la atmósfera de las dos anteriores, no sentirás mucho cariño por esta PERO tiene un extra por la actuación de Jim Carrey como Enigma.
La película empieza con la introducción más PowerPoint posible (un gran cambio con las anteriores de Tim Burton). Mostrándonos a un Dos Caras sin escrúpulos y una NUEVA CHICA (para mi la mas bella de la saga de Batman de estos años). La integración de Robin el Chico del Circo y la desaparición de Catwoman dejan mucho que desear (quería ver látex de nuevo).
Al menos la película es divertida, agradable y no te duerme como la de Eraserhead.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
work in progress.
suggestions are welcome.