Batman Forever

Batman Forever

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Director: Joel Schumacher

Cast: Joel Schumacher, Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey

     
 

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Director Joel Schumacher inherited the Batman franchise from Tim Burton; and in Forever he began steering the series in the campier direction of the Sixties television show. First-time Batman/Bruce Wayne (Val Kilmer), in his only outing as the Caped Crusader, is

Overview

Director Joel Schumacher inherited the Batman franchise from Tim Burton; and in Forever he began steering the series in the campier direction of the Sixties television show. First-time Batman/Bruce Wayne (Val Kilmer), in his only outing as the Caped Crusader, is effectively brooding as he ponders strange dreams about his parents' death and escapes his own near-demise at the hands of Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones), a former district attorney driven insane and turned into a master criminal when a gangster throws acid in his face. Meanwhile, as sexy psychologist Chase Meridian (Nicole Kidman) tries to analyze and seduce both Bruce Wayne and Batman, Wayne Enterprises employee Edward Nygma (Jim Carrey) reacts badly to getting fired, using his self-invented mind-energy device to transform into the super-intelligent Riddler. The Riddler teams up with Two-Face to bring down Batman and drain the minds of Gotham City residents with his device, while Batman gets some much-needed help in the form of circus performer Dick Grayson (Chris O'Donnell), out for vengeance after being orphaned by Two-Face.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/14/2013
UPC:
0883929346431
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Sales rank:
75,684

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Val Kilmer Batman / Bruce Wayne
Tommy Lee Jones Harvey Two-Face/Harvey Dent
Jim Carrey Riddler/Edward Nygma
Nicole Kidman Dr. Chase Meridian
Chris O'Donnell Robin / Dick Grayson
Michael Gough Alfred Pennyworth
Pat Hingle Commissioner Gordon
Drew Barrymore Sugar
Debi Mazar Spice
Elizabeth Sanders Gossip Gerty
René Auberjonois Dr. Burton
Joe Grifasi Bank Guard
Philip Moon Newscaster
Jessica Tuck Newscaster
Dennis Paladino Crime Boss Moroni
Kimberly Scott Margaret
Michael Paul Chan Executive
Jon Favreau Assistant
Greg Lauren Aide
Eileen Seeley Martha Wayne
Jack Betts Fisherman
Bruce Roberts Handsome Reporter
Cindy Herron Girl on Corner
Gary Kasper Pilot
Ria Coyne Socialite
Jed Curtis Chubby Businessman
John Fink Deputy
Corey Jacoby Harvey's Thug
Maurice Lamont Harvey's Thug
Jim Palmer Harvey's Thug
Mike Smith Harvey's Thug
Ed Begley Wayne Enterprise employee
Don "The Dragon" Wilson Gang Leader
Peter Radon Harvey's Thug

Technical Credits
Joel Schumacher Director
Richard Baker Makeup
Lee Batchler Original Story,Screenwriter
Janet Scott Batchler Original Story,Screenwriter
Christopher Burian-Mohr Art Director
Tim Burton Executive Producer
Mitchell Dauterive Associate Producer
Alan Edmisten Asst. Director
William M. Elvin Asst. Director
Ingrid Ferrin Costumes/Costume Designer
Mali Finn Casting
Thomas Fisher Special Effects
Stephen Goldblatt Cinematographer
Elliot Goldenthal Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Akiva Goldsman Original Story,Screenwriter
Peter Hliddal Musical Direction/Supervision
Barbara Ling Production Designer
Joseph P. Lucky Art Director
Peter Macgregor-Scott Producer
Benjamin Melniker Executive Producer
Donald O. Mitchell Sound/Sound Designer
Frank A. Montaño Sound/Sound Designer
Ve Neill Makeup
Conrad Palmisano Stunts
Eric Pascarelli Camera Operator
Bob Ringwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Cricket Rowland Set Decoration/Design
Michael E. Uslan Executive Producer
Dennis Virkler Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Batman Forever
1. Drivethrough Credits [2:16]
2. Of Two Minds [3:12]
3. Steel Trap [4:39]
4. Copter Chaos [2:30]
5. Too Many Questions [3:55]
6. Getting Under His Cape [3:18]
7. Terminating Stickley [4:55]
8. Riddles to Solve [4:17]
9. Not Exactly What They Seem [3:46]
10. Big Top Tragedy [8:06]
11. Welcome to Wayne Manor [3:06]
12. "Happening Again" [2:42]
13. Broken Wings Mend [1:17]
14. Ambush [2:40]
15. Riddler Comes Calling [5:59]
16. New Criminal Couple [:51]
17. Secrets Aloft and Below [:36]
18. We're All Two People [3:34]
19. Ride in the Other Car [2:53]
20. A Part of This [3:52]
21. Nygmatech Tango [1:46]
22. Party Crashers [4:48]
23. Needed Guidance [4:41]
24. The Lady Decides [2:03]
25. Bats on the Brain [2:06]
26. Crimefighter Decides [:51]
27. Unhappy Halloween [1:18]
28. Intruders [5:18]
29. Counting on Batman [4:14]
30. Partners [1:34]
31. By Air and Sea [2:31]
32. Taking a Dive [1:14]
33. Clash on Claw Island [1:42]
34. Double Jeopardy [2:04]
35. Flipped Out [7:36]
36. Now a Choice [1:09]
37. Batman's Identity [:56]
38. New Dream [1:22]
39. End Credits [1:28]
Disc #2 -- Batman Forever: Bonus Features
1. Escape From Arkham [1:50]
2. Two-Face's Hate (Extended Scene) [1:43]
3. Beauty and the Batman [:47]
4. Dick's Pain [1:26]
5. Bruce's Dilemma [3:20]
6. The Secret of the Batcave [4:24]
7. Does It Ever End? [:25]

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Batman Forever 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
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Batman Forever is certainly not as good as the first 2. The film is not as dark as the first 2 and Val Kilmer(Batman/Bruce Wayne) is certainly no Michael Keaton. Although having more screening time than Michael Keaton did in the first 2, Val Kilmer doesn't provide as good as acting that Michael Keaton did when he played Batman. Tommy Lee Jones is the better of two villians that seem simliar to the Odd Couple. Tommy Lee Jones provides an insane personality to the demetted Two-Face. Jim Carrey provides a comedic but intelligent personaltiy to the Riddler. But the two can't compare to Jack Nicholson who played the Joker in the first Batman. Nicol Kidman's acting although good doesn't compare to Michelle Pheifer or Kim Bassinger. Chris O'Donnell is good as a rebelious youth that refuses to obey their elder. Despite all these pros, their are many cons. The film is disappointing though. It doesn't capture the magic that the first 2 did and features dull and disappointing Batman. Abandoning the darkness that the first 2 did, only a devoted fan of Batman would like this. Joel Schumacher already started to destroy Batman is this film that has a bad story line and an horrible attempt to recreate the television show rather than recreate the graphic novels that Tim Burton did in the first 2. Michael Keaton backed out and I don't blame him. The style of filming is not only strange to Batman fans who like the dark style but it also seems like a rip-off of the first 2. It's a pretty big waste of time and money to make this film that is almost as horrible as the sequel that follows. If you are so devoted to Batman that you will sit through this film and waste time then you may. The film is ok but is extremely disappointing. Only the actors and actresses(except Val Kilmer) do a good job in this disappointing film. If you don't enjoy this film, you won't enjoy Batman & Robin.
Guest More than 1 year ago
''Batman Forever'' is what I call the ''Best Film'' of all time. Yes, I do agree it could have been better. But, what can yah do? So, it gives me great pleasure to announce my likes and dislikes about this this film! My favorite characters: Edward Nygma/The Riddler, Harvey Dent/Two Face, Alfred, Dick Graison/Robin and Dr. Burton (small cameo of Rene Auberjonois). My least favorite characters: Bruce Wayne/Batman, Dr. Maridian Chase, Suger, Spice and Gossiping Gerty. What I liked about this movie was: The villans are perfectly played to the smallest detail! Of course, Jim Carry did a smashing performance as our favorite mad genius and his alter ego, Edward Nygma and The Riddler! Jim's Portrayel was amusing, hilarious, amazing, off the wall, zany, delightful and humorously over the top ! He puts so much life, grace and insain animated humor into his character. (Just like he did in the Mask! But, with a different twist.) Also, Tommey Lee's performance amazed me beyond imagination. I had always thought of him as a serious actor that would rather die than to play a comic ''Character'' role. (Yeah, me and the rest of the movie going crowd.)I have never seen him act so evil and insaine in my life. I really liked his performance! I really liked the humorous whit that was placed in the lines of The Riddler, Two Face and Alfred. I really liked the costumes for Batman, Robin, The Riddler, Two Face, The Flying Graison's, The Circus Perfomers, and Dr. Maridian Chase. Also, the sets were really well done! It made me feel like I were looking inside a comic book that had come to life! And what I terribly hated was: I really disliked the character Dr. Chase. Her character was terribly, sickeningly flirty and too desperate. Her actions and lines were very stupid. Sometimes I just wanted to slap the character for acting so stupid. For what it is worth, I think Nicole Kidman did a good job. Even though I feel that this part is absolutely irritatingly, sickening. Val Kilmer did a horrible job as Batman. But, he did okay as Bruce Wayne. I also disliked the way they cut some of the really great lines and scenes from the original script. I have read the final draft of the script and saw they took out some good stuff that would probably made some of the scenes better. (Even though some scenes seemed a little longer than the final cut of the movie.) For example: The original opening scene was when Dr. Burton discovers that Harvey Dent/Two Face has exscaped Arkahm Asylum. It was great opening piece that would have gotten the audience ready for a time of there lives! It would have given Rene Auberjonois more exsposure at the begining of the film, than at the last scene of the movie. Over all, it was a great movie if you don't analyze it too death and let go of the mistakes and sillyness of some of the lines and situations. I give it three thumbs up and a long standing ovation!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the better batman movies to see. They are all pretty good except for Batman and Robin (that one is just too commerialized and too much like other movies to be a good batman movie, and george cloony does not make a good batman). I think Jim Carry was perfect to play the insane Riddler in this movie, as was Tommy Lee Jones playing Harvey Two-Face. This batman movie also shows Gotham City in a great way, its just how i'd picture it, and makes you think of the cartoon series. Val Kilmer did a good job playing batman and is one of the better batmans. I recommand this movie, its a good movie for batman fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I gotta admit this is my favorite Batman movie. I liked the first Batman but it was a little boring at some times. Going back to this one, I enjoyed seeing people you didn't expect play some of the parts especially Jim Carrey playing The Riddler. If you want a new breed of Batman, see this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok, this movie had a great story and really cool villians, but...what happen to the beautiful gothic buildings, and the lovely eery graveyards? This movie was changed from dark gothic to semi-light neon gangs and big glassy buildings! I really don't know what Joel Shumacher was thinking, but Tim Burton's Batman movies where wonderful. If your planning on getting this movie, then don't get it! Unless your not a Tim Burton fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aside from the debacle "Batman & Robin", 1995's "Batman Forever" stands as one of the worst superhero movies ever. Without the talents of Tim Burton and Michael Keaton, the "Batman" series that started off so well with "Batman" and "Batman Returns" now becomes lost in a sea of special effects and ultra bright set pieces courtesy of Joel Schumacher. The cast is awful. Val Kilmer is about as appealing as a dead cockroach as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Tommy Lee Jones turns Two Face into a mockery, Nicole Kidman is hot in this but isn't a very good actress in terms of performance. Chris O'Donnell was terrible as Robin. Jim Carrey carries this film on his back. He saves the film from being one star and elevates it to two stars. Even so, this is a terrible movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Batman forever is my second favorite Bat-film. It's got a good Batman, fun music, and Jim Carrey is soooooo funny as the Riddler. My one big gripe is that Two-Face is a little too goofy, but oh well, the Riddler makes up for it. The DVD features are very insightful and they give this item five stars. Movie: 4/5 DVD: 5/5
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I dont care what anyone says batman forever is the greatest movie of all time. Batman begins s-t-i-n-k-s! nicole kidman is sizzlin'h-o-t in this movie. Jim carrey and tommy lee jones make a better team than mib(men in black). Like i said it great!
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