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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When The Riddler and two-Face are committing they're first robbery (at the jewelry store) the Riddler breaks an glass display case and grabs a very big diamond and says: "here's a good one". However when he holds it up to look at it, the frame changes and it has suddenly been reduced to a tiny diamond barely visible. Then Two-Face shows him a big diamond (probably the one we saw earlier) and says: No, No, there is a good one". Jim Carrey apparently picked up the wrong diamond, and in the next frame given it to Tommy Lee Jones. It is also obvious that they tried to hide the frame switch in the editing of the film. See more »
Unlike the two Batman films that came before, this one actually plays most of the opening credits over the opening action scene of the movie (the earlier two films had a dedicated opening credits scene.) 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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