The Dark Knight of Gotham City confronts a dastardly duo: Two-Face and the Riddler. Formerly District Attorney Harvey Dent, Two-Face incorrectly believes Batman caused the courtroom accident which left him disfigured on one side; he has unleashed a reign of terror on the good people of Gotham. Edward Nygma, computer-genius and former employee of millionaire Bruce Wayne, is out to get the philanthropist; as The Riddler he perfects a device for draining information from all the brains in Gotham, including Bruce Wayne's knowledge of his other identity. Batman/Wayne is/are the love focus of Dr. Chase Meridan. Former circus acrobat Dick Grayson, his family killed by Two-Face, becomes Wayne's ward and Batman's new partner Robin the Boy Wonder. Written by
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Prior to taking the name Riddler, one of the names Edward Nigma considered for his villain persona was The Puzzler. The Puzzler was the name of a Superman villain, who was also used in place of The Riddler in an episode of the Batman (1966) TV series. See more »
When Riddler holds the green cylinder containing Bruce Wayne's brain scan, it jumps from his left hand to his right one. See more »
Joel Schumacher should drop to his knees and thank Jim Carrey
I wonder what it's like to sit at home and realize you had just destroyed a multi million franchise.
Well, Schumacher should know.
And when I say destroy, I mean BUTCHER. If George Clooney was the delivery boy, Schumacher was the conductor of this orchestra of disaster.
But if "Batman & Robin" completely destroyed the series, this one was the setup before finally transforming Tim Burton's Gothic vision back into the campiness of the old insane TV series (but, unlike the series, it wasn't so bad it was good).
Jim Carrey was the only thing that made it worthwhile and watchable. The guy simply carries the entire movie on his shoulders. He is truly a gifted actor.
Unfortunately, Jim Carrey wasn't around for the aforementioned sequel...
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