Batman Forever (1995)
Critic Consensus: Loud, excessively busy, and often boring, Batman Forever nonetheless has the charisma of Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones to offer mild relief.
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Critic Reviews for Batman Forever
The whole thing is just that little bit wackier, perhaps closer to the 60s TV version - although Two-Face's burns are nastier than that show would have permitted.
Batman Forever is a visual tour de force, a knock-your-eyes-out effort. But it overdoes, overkills. And what starts out exhilarating ends up...exhausting.
It doesn't add up to much, but it's certainly entertaining.
Schumacher's spin on the black-suited vigilante is as flawed as it is brilliant, as messy as it is impressive. A bit of a two-face really.
By now, Jim Carrey is doing sarcastic takes on his own sarcasm, and there's something funny and a little scary in that.
Audience Reviews for Batman Forever
With unbelievable dialogue, goofy action and ridiculous cartoonish characters, this softened Batman movie after Burton's installments is only embarrassing and laughable, with a pathetic story full of plot holes. Not even Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey can save this nonsense.
Joel Schumacher does a solid job advancing the vision from Tim Burton's adaptation, but Batman Forever doesn't strike as much as the predecessors. Though Jim Carrey & Tommy Lee Jones' splendid enthusiasm hits, the less-than-entertaining action misses. 2.5/5
This was the first sign of a really bad direction the studios were going with Batman. There's a difference between paying tribute to a comic book and making a comic book into a movie. I know it's beating a dead horse but I put all the blame on Schumacher. I say that because with the outrageous direction the actors were given, all the actors did the best they could. Jim Carrey was the saving factor of this film and kept if from being a disaster. That is also why I put a little blame on him for what was to come...
Batman Forever Quotes
|Batman / Bruce Wayne:||I don't blend in at a family picnic.|
|Batman / Bruce Wayne:||We all wear masks.|
|Batman / Bruce Wayne:||Just like my parents. Its happening again... a monster comes out of the night, a scream, 2 shots.... I killed them.|
|Alfred Pennyworth:||What did you say?|
|Batman / Bruce Wayne:||He killed them, Two-Face. He slaughtered that boys parents.|
|Alfred Pennyworth:||No, no you said "I" "I killed them".|
|Dr. Chase Meridian:||My opinion? This letter writer is a total wacko.|
|Batman / Bruce Wayne:||Wacko? that a technical term?|
|Dr. Chase Meridian:||Patient may suffer from obsessional syndrome with potential homicidal tendencies. Does that work better for you?|
|Batman / Bruce Wayne:||So, what you're saying is, this guy's a total wacko?|