Batman Forever (1995) - Movie Details
June 15, 1995
Rated PG-13 for strong stylized action
Harvey Dent was the top prosecuting attorney in Gotham City until a mob boss destroyed half his face with acid. Partially deformed, his anger was focused into an alternate identity. He is no longer Harvey Dent. He is Two-Face.
Two-Face still blames Batman for what happened to him and has vowed revenge. And he just may get it. Joining him is Edward Nigma, aka The Riddler, a psychopath and former employee of Bruce Wayne. Nigma...
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Sad I was when I realized what had happened to the Batman
franchise. The first two movies had been dark and serious with fairly good plots and incredible acting. But, when Joel Schumacher took over, things went awry. Gotham was turned from a shadowy city to a colorful one, neon colors and all. The Batmobile was transformed into a glowing hunk of metal that bobbed as it drove. Batman himself was changed into a somewhat cheesy costume and he was given Robin to aid him. When I first saw the original Batman
, I asked how can this be without Robin. Now I know. Batman doesn't need help by a teenager; it just adds extra dollars to the film which could be used to get a director that knows what he's doing. Furthermore, The Riddler was played by Jim Carrey who, though doing a good job, was a little too kooky for Batman films. Two-Face was a second-rate villain and nothing like in the comics. In the comics, he switches back and forth from compassionate Harvey Dent to deadly Two-Face; in Batman Forever
, the entire time he is crazy and hardly interesting. Nicole Kidman is pretty stupid (she throws herself all over Batman). Full movie review »