The Dark Knight of Gotham City confronts a dastardly duo: Two-Face and the Riddler. Formerly District Attorney Harvey Dent, Two-Face believes Batman caused the courtroom accident which left him disfigured on one side. And Edward Nygma, computer-genius and former employee of millionaire Bruce Wayne, is out to get the philanthropist; as The Riddler. Former circus acrobat Dick Grayson, his family killed by Two-Face, becomes Wayne's ward and Batman's new partner Robin.
|Release Date||:||June 16, 1995|
|Genres||:||Action, Crime, Fantasy|
|Production Company||:||DC Comics, Warner Bros., Polygram Filmed Entertainment|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Director||:||Joel Schumacher, William M. Elvin|
|Writers||:||Bob Kane, Lee Batchler, Janet Scott Batchler, Akiva Goldsman, Chris Buchinsky|
|Casts||:||Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman, Chris O'Donnell, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, Drew Barrymore, Debi Mazar, Elizabeth Sanders, Rene Auberjonois, Joe Grifasi, Philip Moon, Jessica Tuck, Dennis Paladino, Don Wilson, Kimberly Scott, Eileen Seeley, Michael Paul Chan, Jon Favreau, Bob Zmuda, Rebecca Budig, Ria Coyne, Ed Begley Jr., Ramsey Ellis|
|Plot Keywords||:||riddle, dc comics, rose, gotham city, partner, superhero, robin, broken neck, psychologist, violence, criminal, district attorney, millionaire, falling down stairs, tied up, tommy gun, beretta, knocked out, super powers, disfigurement, father figure|
It was clear the beginning of the end of the original series had arrived when the mediocre BATMAN FOREVER swooped into the box office. This hugely disappointing third entry lacks Michael Keaton, Tim Burton and a whole lot of other stuff.
The Caped Crusader (Val Kilmer) must once again save Gotham City from evil, this time in the form of the psychotic Two Face (Tommy Lee Jones) and the twisted Riddler (Jim Carrey in a particularly annoying performance). Along the way he finally teams up with sidekick Robin (Chris O'Donnell), makes a hot blonde psychologist (Nicole Kidman) weak in the knees, and tries out a few new (mostly lame) Bat Toys.
Many critics loved BATMAN FOREVER for its departure from the darkness of the first two entries. But this new "Batman light" doesn't work nearly as well. The characters are quite irritating, and the film tries to squeeze in far too much. Did we really need two villains again, particularly with Robin entering the picture? As imperfect as it is, it's a masterpiece compared to what followed two years later.