Val Kilmer, Jim Carrey, Tommy Lee Jones, Nicole Kidman, Chris
1995, 122 Minutes , Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Description: When Tim Burton and Michael
Keaton announced that they'd had enough of the Batman franchise, director Joel
Schumacher stepped in (with Burton as coproducer) to make this extravaganza
starring Val Kilmer as the caped crusader. Batman is up against two of Gotham
City's most colorful criminals, the Riddler (a role tailor-made for funnyman Jim
Carrey) and the diabolical Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones), who join forces to
conquer Gotham's population with a brain-draining device. Nicole Kidman plays
the seductive psychologist who wants to know what makes Batman tick. Boasting a
redesigned Batmobile and plenty of new Bat hardware, Batman Forever also
introduces Robin the Boy Wonder (Chris O'Donnell).
What a mess! Tim Burton relinquishes the director's chair to Joel Schumacher
who manages to steer this Batman movie into into every possible pothole
he manages to find along the way.
Unlike its predecessors, this
film has more in common with the Batman comics than the Batman graphic novels
and what we get is a piece of fluff designed for Saturday matinee audiences.
Bros, disturbed by the disappointing box office showing of
in new kiddie comedy idol Jim Carrey as the Riddler. He is the
wrong man in the wrong movie - trying to emulate the over-the-top
zaniness of Jack Nicholson's Joker, but only managing to be unfunny and loud.
love loud, of course, and they will love this movie too - so if
you felt uncomfortable taking your children to the previous two Batman
movies you should have no qualms taking them to this one. This
film is perfectly safe for family viewing. That is, until you
begin to think about the precise nature of the relationship
between Batman and Robin of course . . .
Just don't watch Batman Forever
with your kids: it'd cause permanent damage to your eardrums and