Batman must battle former district attorney Harvey Dent, who is now Two-Face and Edward Nygma, The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.
Batman and Robin are back working side-by-side to stop the villains of Gotham City, but is there tension appearing between them, especially when one villainess who calls herself Poison Ivy can make anyone fall in love with her...literally. Along with Poison Ivy, the icy Mr. Freeze is freezing anything which gets in his way from achieving his goal. Written by
Val Kilmer was asked if he wanted to play Batman again but by his own admission and due to his commitment with The Saint (1997), was not interested. After experiencing difficulties working with Kilmer on Batman Forever (1995), Joel Schumacher was insistent that the actor not return for the fourth film in the franchise. Fortunately, Kilmer wanted to make The Saint (1997) instead so Schumacher was able to recast the role of Batman. See more »
When the Dynamic Trio is trying to unfreeze Gotham and can't wait the five hours until dawn, Robin suggests they use the satellites to reflect the sunlight "from the other side of the equator". This in and of itself wouldn't accomplish anything; the equator is a measure of latitude, while time of day (or night) is determined by longitude. See more »
[checking out the Batmobile]
I want a car. Chicks dig the car.
This is why Superman works alone.
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The opening Warner Bros. logo re-shapes itself to form an ice-covered Batman logo. See more »
I know that there has to be some justice in this life, so everyone will pay for their sins and crimes someday. I shudder when I think what will happen to Joel Schumacher for killing the "Batman" franchise.
"Batman", the best of the series, was a dark, psychotic and complex movie with over the top acting and settings. The Batmobile was beautiful, as were the sets. The movie was forceful and interesting. "Batman Returns" shared some of the traits of its predecessor while adding more lunacy to the mix. It did suffer from the lack of top of the line talent (Jack Nicholson).
And then Mr. Schumacher ruined everything.
"Batman Forever" is a shame of a movie, but NOTHING compared to what this piece of garbage is. Since its from the same series, there is no excuse for the director to run wild and away from the spirit of the originals, in which a sad soul has to fight crime in order to mantain sanity. In Schumacher movies, Batman has to have the coolest cars, to kiss the most beautiful girls and to have a lot of fun while doing this. The first 2 movies acknowledged that killing or hurting people was a conscious choice which was painfully taken by Batman; in the last 2 it is as if violence was fun and part of Batman´s life.
There are so many wrong things about this film it is useless to count them. But there are two things that are an insult to every film goer: the Batmobile is reduced to a clownmobile, and Batman´s suit has NIPPLES in it. What a disgrace of a movie. This doesn't even qualify as "so bad it is good". This is merely "so bad it is bad".
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