The Surprising Influence H.R. Giger Had On Batman Forever

The Surprising Influence H.R. Giger Had On Batman Forever
"Batman Forever" has gained something of an infamous reputation in the halls of comic book cinema. The 1995 film, helmed by the late Joel Schumacher and starring Val Kilmer as the Dark Knight, was a box office success upon its debut. It made $52.2 million on its opening weekend, which eventually led to a $336.6 million haul in total. However, critics were split on Kilmer's performance as Batman and some fans cried foul over the tonal departure from the gothic visuals and dark tone established in Tim Burton's Batman films. Schumacher chose to depict Gotham City as a towering mass of neon-lit skyscrapers and statues -- including...

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