Batman Forever
Batman Forever
PG-13 | 16 June 1995 (USA)
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Batman must battle a disfigured district attorney and a disgruntled former employee with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat.


Very very predictable, including the post credit scene !!!

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This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time. You have to go and see this on the big screen.

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Batman Forever now this film is defiantly a guilty pleasure for me and a really nostalgic part of my childhood i loved this film growing up and still really enjoy it today. Now this isn't perfect and some bits are very silly for a Batman film im not a massive of the Batmobile in this movie the car with alot just dose not work for me being a fan of Batman im used to the car being more discrete to fit in with the stealth style of the character which is why i prefer the car from Keatons and Bales Batmen.Now to things i do like i really enjoy Val Kilmer as Batman he brings a fun side to the character but still manages to keep a dark edge to him. He is also brilliant at the Playboy style of Bruce Wayne and i think Val Kilmer has the most interesting plot in a Batman film with the choice of not being Batman anymore such an interesting plot and i like that with every superhero.JIm Carrey is great as the Riddler and very funny he does get a bit annoying towards the end the whole Battleship scene is just weird and his humour goes a bit to far in my opinion but still a very fun actor and great in the role i do think his Riddles are really easy though and should done more with them.Love the fact they introduce Robin to the franchise in this one and they got origin down to a tea and was really well done Chris ODonnell in the role is just brilliant and still makes a great Robin even to this day i do think they didnt use Robin enough in this film and should of but he looks very cool and the suit looks amazing. And so does Batman one minus the Batnipples which get worse in the next film.The story is alot of fun and has some great moments i do also think this movie is very underrated and still a great addition to the franchise.Verdict 7/10 still very enjoyable and very underrated great addition to Batman still stays dark with an element of fun but sometimes can be silly still enjoy it

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Batman Forever was just terrible. The first two films by Tim Burton were great. I think it was a real mistake to start going so cartoonish. The series got even worse after this film (Batman and Robin was atrocious) but this film was really bad itself. A stupid story, dumb characters doing dumb things, hammy over acting, stupid direction, awful writing. This movie stinks.

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"Batman Forever" has all the makings of a great superhero film, the costume design are top notch, Gotham City looks great and the special effects never betray the fact that this was released in 1995, and I particularly adored the moment where the Bat-Signal became the dot under the Riddler's interrogation mark, all in flashy green. But I can also use a still frame of that moment to describe my general puzzlement toward the film. It's not bad enough to deserve a severe bashing but it's one of these cases where a film comes so close to being great that your disappointment almost amplifies the flaws. I could say that at least, this is no "Batman & Robin" but that wouldn't say much, would it? So, Burton became the producer and Joel Schumacher, although in another league of filmmaking, injected something fresh and unprecedented in a franchise that was getting maybe too dark and too gloomy for its own good. Batman is no jovial fellow but the problem when you overplay the noir tone is that you create a world where the notion of 'heroism' is totally relative. And when someone goes to such extents to save the world from crime, having to wear all these heavy costumes, and engineering the most sophisticated weapons, you've got to accept that there are positive motives behind it. At the end of "Batman Returns", I felt quite depressed, this was a movie where the villains were as misfit as the 'hero' and needed a great deal of psychotherapy. "Batman Forever" tends to get to the original format with a clearly defined hero and villain and still maintain a balanced psychological approach to Bruce Wayne. It's not all flash and no substance.And another mistake it doesn't commit is to overflow the film with villains like "Returns", this time, there are two bad guys, they're not on the same level than Joker, but together, they form a pair that is rather entertaining although a bit redundant, there's the maniac Harvey Dent two-Face played by Tommy Lee Jones and Edward Nygma aka the Riddler, a scientist played by Jim Carrey. They form a rather interesting duo except for one thing: they're equally crazy, and it's like each one tries to top the other, they're like the human versions of "The Lion King" hyenas or the weasels from "Who framed Roger Rabbi". On the other hand, Val Kilmer (a decent Batman) plays a low-key Bruce Wayne who meets journalist Chase Meredian (Nicole Kidman) with and without the costume. Well, she's obviously attracted by his leather counterpart but from his interactions, you can tell he's tempted to unveil a few of his secrets, the interactions work and prove that there's not a Batman movie with a good romantic love interest.But while Serena Kyle was also enigmatic on her own right and kind of stole Batman's thunder, Chase is that little anchor to Batman's status as a hero, even hinting at some sexual aspects of Batman, the movie generally pretends to ignore, there's a sort of self-awareness to appreciate in the film. Overall, I loved how it tried some new things while respecting a form of continuity with the previous Batman, and that includes another great performance from Michael Gough as Alfred. I guess it also gets right the encounter with Dick Grayson aka future Robin in a circus scene that has all the futuristic and baroque visuals you expect from a Batman film, spicing up the movie with a new young and rebellious protagonist who's the tumultuous Yin to Batman's yang. The Freudian undertones are subdued; we know there's something of a surrogate father in Batman with Robin, while he's also hooked to the memories of his parents' death and the conviction that he killed them somehow.But the film seems always at the edge of reaching something powerful without really getting to it, and I guess the blame is on the overuse of special effects and the villains that never find the right note. When Bruce and Grace's interview were disrupted by their entrance, I was bothered too and I didn't really care for the part where Riddler was throwing explosive balls. Sure the pyrotechnics did justice to the film's budget, but did it have more to prove on a less visual level? I seriously wish it would have tried to explore more in depth the personality of "Batman", especially from the perspective of a journalist. That's what makes "Batman Forever" a frustrating experience, moments of brilliance ruined by unexpected plot contrivances and too flashy visuals thrown at our faces.I will never understand what the purpose of that close-up on Batman rubber buttocks was supposed to inspire, what the writers thought when Grace came up with such a corny line as "Batman will come to rescue me" and the two villains venture so many times in cartoons' territory, especially with Carrey channeling both the Mask and Ace Ventura, that you have the feeling Bruce Wayne is really lost, as the only realistic man, caught in a live-action cartoon. Joel Schumacher is no untalented director, he got the budget, the right casting and the special effects but for some reason, he didn't create the right balance between the hero and villains' personality, so that the film often falls in the obvious trap and while being slightly better than "Batman Returns" never reaches the level of "Batman", it's a mixed bag, but with a few enjoyable moments.Again, it plays many leagues above "Batman & Robin", which explains why they went for a fourth movie, you know, the one too many.

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After Batman Returns, Warner decided that the Batman movies had to be child-friendly. That was ultimately a stupid move, because Michael Keaton and Tim Burton liked it because of two Batman movies. Val Kilmer, I find, is a lesser Batman than Keaton. He shows emotion. I also find The Riddler played by Jim Carrey The Joker 2.0.Pros of the movie: -Gotham City -Michael Gough as Alfred -Val Kilmer as Batman -Chris O Donnel as RobinNegatives of the movie: -Joel Schumacher as Director -Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face -Unrealistic images -Batmobil -Little tensionI give Batman Forever a 5.

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