Review: BATMAN FOREVER

Alfred Pennyworth: “Can I persuade you to take a sandwich with you, sir?”
Batman: “I’ll get drive-thru.”
Suffering the “threequel effect” from beginning to end, BATMAN FOREVER is a tedious superhero movie. It now stars Val Kilmer as the titular character, a less believable Batman than even Michael Keaton, who was a hard one to take into mind. And along with the whole superficiality of the plot, the villains aren’t all that great either. The three previous villains were the Joker (Jack Nicholson), Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer), and Penguin (Danny DeVito). Now, we have another duo, consisting of the Riddler (Jim Carrey) and Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones). Unlike in BATMAN and BATMAN RETURNS, these villains are more silly and ridiculous than creepy. Just look at the DVD box–their outfits give away all the asininity. Should you see this? I wouldn’t recommend it. If you do, will you like it? It depends if you can stand Jim Carrey in more than just comedy and drama.
Two-Face: “Ah, fortune smiles.  Another day of wine and roses.  Or in your case, beer and pizza.”
GRADE: C

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