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Canister X Movie Review #10: Batman Forever (1995) - Canister X - A.P. Fuchs
Batman Forever (1995) Written by Lee Batchler, Janet Scott-Batchler and Akiva Goldsman Directed by Joel Schumacher Runtime 121 min. 3 out of 5 Two Face has been terrorizing Gotham for a while and after executing a terrible sentence at Gotham Circus, he inadvertently changes the life of the Dark Knight forever by setting in motion a chain of events that lead to the birth of Batman’s legendary partner, Robin. Continuing in the “double villain” trend as established by Batman Returns, a disgruntled—and stalker-ish—employee of Wayne Industries, Edward Nigma, gets revenge on his boss by becoming the Riddler, and steals his way to the top of the technology enterprise game. It’s two-on-two in this third installment of the Batman franchise. Riddle me this: what do you get when you cross Adam West and Michael Keaton? You get Val Kilmer’s portrayal of Batman, one who is part serious and part humorous. This is the film that I’ve always viewed as the “transition piece” between the dark Bat-flicks done by Tim Burton and the all-out camp-fest that is Batman & Robin. Though a bit over the top, the story of Batman Forever is a good one and if you watch it just …