(out of 5)
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 (Val Kilmer filling in for Michael Keaton) must tackle two new villains, the Riddler (a hilariously loony Jim Carrey) 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 (Chris O’Donnell). 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.
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt
Music by Elliot Goldenthal
Production Design by Barbara Ling