Batman Forever

Batman Forever ★★½

"Was that over the top? I can never tell!"

In retrospect, trading in the gothic, psychotic wonderland of Tim Burton for the DayGlo spotlight aesthetic of Joel Schumacher was never gonna go well. Batman Forever does have a good character-driven story at its heart, but unfortunately it's buried beneath mind-numbing direction and performances that range from ridiculously OTT to just plain boring. Not a complete disaster like its sequel, but an undeniable disappointment compared to its two predecessors.

It's hella quotable, though. I spent a good portion of my high school life bouncing around Two Face and Riddler quotes with my buddy Lewis. Fun times...

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