Batman Forever 1995

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Batman is faced with two new enemies - Two-Face and E. Nygma - one a criminal mastermind, the other an crazed computer fanatic. Prepare for a clash of intellect and cunning...

Starring:
Jim Carrey,Pat Hingle
Runtime:
2 hours, 1 minute

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Action & Adventure
Director Joel Schumacher
Starring Jim Carrey, Pat Hingle
Supporting actors Michael Gough, Val Kilmer, Chris O'Donnell, Tommy Lee Jones, Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Aug. 2014
Format: DVD
Batman takes on a new side kick as he fights to keep Gotham City out of the clutches of Two-Face and The Riddler.

"No thanks, I'll get drive-thru"

Thus these be the first words out of Val Kilmer's incarnation of Batman and thus setting the standard for what Joel Schumacher's two Batman movies would be like. Gone is the dark undertone from Tim Burton's visions, and the tight action sequences that marked Burton's debut out as a genuine genre piece of work, in their place comes sexy campery and ropey action set pieces. The casting of both Val Kilmer as Batman and Chris O'Donnell as Robin is a big mistake, Kilmer easily being the most boring actor to don the suit out of all of them, whilst O'Donnell simply can't act outside of Robin's cartoonery bravado. Nicole Kidman looks positively gorgeous as Chase Meridian, but that's all that is brought to the party, it's a waste of the very talented Kidman's ability and a waste of the audience's time.

It's not all bad though, a comic book adaptation is only as good as its villains, and here we get a perfectly cast Jim Carrey as The Riddler, and a wildly over the top Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face. Carrey steals every scene he is in, it's almost too much, but as maniacal and exuberant as it is, it is the film's highlight and actually the film's saving grace (Tommy Lee Jones was reportedly unhappy from having his thunder stolen in the movie by Carrey). The script does work enough to make the story accessible to all ages, and there are enough crash bangs and wallops to entertain in that brain left at the door kind of way.

This was the biggest hit of 1995, so the paying public lapped it up and paved the way for another Schumacher film in the franchise, but with all that star power wasted, and nipples on the rubber suits, it's hard to see now why it was so popular back then. 5/10
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Climo on 21 April 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Well what can I say that hasn't been said already about this film. Okay,. seeing as Tim Burton is no longer directing the franchise (howevdr he produced this), it's not a bad effort and not the crap film. That crap film was the next one to follow: Batman and Robin.

Anyway this is where the franchise started going downhill though because Warner Bros wanted to make it appeal to younger children, they introduced some overly-campy humour. Most of it comes from the films two lead villains, Two-Face and the Riddler. Two-Face is meant to be a tragic and confused character with multiple personalities whereas the Riddler is meant to be an reclusive evil eccentric. Here they behave like naughty little schoolboys. The plotline is ok but a little cheesy.

The plot involves Batman/Bruce Wayne (Kilmer) struggle with his identities and seeking therapy from beautiful Dr Chase Meridian (Kidman)

As this occurs, three members of a family of acrobats are murdered by the newly escaped Two-Face, leaving their youngest son Dick Grayson (O' Donnell, who isn't too bad actually) to survive. As a result Bruce takes Dick in and Dick soon finds out who Bruce is. Whilst this is occurring, one of Bruce Waynes disgruntled ex-employees Edward Nygma is creating a successful bussiness of his own and has invented an invention that makes t.v. programmes become reality for the viewers whilst secretly sucking out bits about peoples private lives from their minds whilst they are in their hypnotic trance.

The acting is mixed. Val Kilmer makes a good Bruce Wayne but isn't too scary as Batman. Nicole Kidman is rather wooden. Chris O'Donnell is okay as the grieving and vengeful Dick Grayson. Jim Carrey is his usual manic self and Tommy Lee Jones is way too over the top as Two Face.

It's okay but not great. Still it could've been worse as we've all learned. ***
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Format: DVD
Do you remember when a Mars Bar or a Yorkie was big a chunky and actually filled you up? What do we get now? All packaged up the same with the same logo and advertising slogans but something is wrong. We are getting a smaller product, that costs more but still promises the same. Arrrgggghhhh, it makes me mad. I blame the govermemt for pretending to care about obese people with big floppy bingo wings and dirty great gunts who in turn blame everyone else for their fat lazy butts. C'mon, you get a months gym membership for around 15 per month. Why not spend your cash on that rather than IceLand nuggets!

I used to love the King Size bars of chocolate but now have to reduce myself to buying the twin packs for more money. Another con. We are not allowed to have King Size because it makes fatter people more fat but it seems OK to have the same chocolate bar in a different more friendly packet. And yep, we end up paying more to the tax man! Disgusting the way everything is false economy theses days just to put a front on.

That's exactly how I feel about Batman Forever. I have the Bluray box set of Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and the unforgivable Batman And Robin. Now we all know that film is probably the worst film ever, but I can tell you Batman Forever is not far behind. The box set is very nicely packaged and holds promise because the first two films are great. This takes you into a false sence of security because you think, oh maybe the next two installments won't be that bad. I know Ive been there recently when I decided to give Batman Forever another chance. I have always defended the film a bit but have not watched it for ages but I was very disappointed by how rubbish it still is. In fact it's even worse that I recall.
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