Batman Forever

COURAGE NOW, TRUTH ALWAYS…

The third Batman film saw Tim Burton handing over directing duties to Joel Schumacher who brought some light into this franchise. It became more kiddie-oriented, the dialogue was more humorous and the colors became so bright they made one think of that old TV show. There was too much of everything; Nicole Kidman’s love interest never registered, Tommy Lee Jones’s villain was too over-the-top (he seems to have studied Jack Nicholson as the Joker) and we could have done without the teen angst of young Robin. Jim Carrey, though, is a perfect Riddler.

1995-U.S. 121 min. Color. Produced by Tim Burton, Peter MacGregor-Scott. Directed by Joel Schumacher. Song: “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” (performed by U2). Cast: Val Kilmer (Bruce Wayne/Batman), Tommy Lee Jones (Harvey Dent/Harvey Two-Face), Jim Carrey (Edward Nygma/The Riddler), Nicole Kidman, Chris O’Donnell, Michael Gough… Pat Hingle, Drew Barrymore.

Trivia: Alec Baldwin, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Hamill were allegedly considered for the parts of Batman, Robin and the Riddler. Followed by Batman & Robin (1997).

Quote: “I hope they can find the little black box.” (Carrey, after shooting down the Batplane)

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