“[to Two Face after Batman shows up] Your entrance was good… his was better. The difference: showmanship. ” – The Riddler
Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 May 2014)
Brief Synopsis – Batman must defend Gotham against the villains Two-Face and The Riddler who want to take over the minds of everyone in the city.
My Take on it – When Tim Burton left the series, Joel Schumacher took over and just with the coloring of the costumes, one could see that the franchise was moving away from it’s dark theme.
They tried to make this movie both cerebral and comical and there are scenes where that worked and others where it failed.
What helped elevate this movie was the performances of Jim Carrey as The Riddler and Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face. They are both great here and had it not been for them they might have stopped the series dead in it’s tracks.
Val Kilmer was ok as the new Batman.
In this film, they decided to finally add the character of Robin (Batman’s sidekick) and gave the role to Chris O’Donnell who was a good choice because of the way Schumacher wanted the movie made. O’Donnell was a ‘hip’ choice and that worked with the theme and direction that they wanted this movie to take.
Bottom Line – Fun, lighter version of Batman. Kilmer was ok as Batman and O’Donnell was an interesting choice for Robin. Carey is a great (if not mad) Riddler. Recommended!
Rating – Globe Worthy
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