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Joel Schumacher United States, 1995

Bob's rating of the film Batman Forever

A huge step backwards next to the previous two installments. From industrial noir and German expressionism of its predecessors, Gotham is turned into exaggerated version of Las Vegas. A complex villain such as Two-Face is reduced to a poor man's Joker while the Riddler ends up as a queerish Joker on steroids. Despite all its flaws, it's still a fun watch for what it is and Val Kilmer gives his best given the material