Batman Forever (1995)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1995.  Warner Bros., PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.  Story by , , Screenplay by Lee Batchler, Janet Scott Batchler, , based on characters created by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by , .  Film Editing by , .  Academy Awards 1995.  Golden Globe Awards 1995.  

Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey in Batman Forever.

Gone are the good old days of Tim Burton’s menacingly creepy Gotham City. Director Joel Schumacher has turned the Caped Crusader’s hometown into a bloated colour parade, beautifully designed but also a bit ridiculous. This time, Batman ( filling in for Michael Keaton) must tackle two new villains, the Riddler (a hilariously loony ) and Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones), while also fending off the attention of a beautiful doctor (Nicole Kidman) and making the acquaintance of his new friend Robin (). It could be a lot more fun if it weren’t so long and overdone, but it does have its moments, and Stephen Goldblatt’s cinematography is gorgeous.

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