Ben Oliver

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Batman Forever

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25 September 2017

Tim Burton steps down as director for this third film in the Batman franchise and as a result Michael Keaton also hands over his batsuit to Val Kilmer.

This is almost a pastiche of the two previous films, a discount Burton if you will. You can feel the studio pressure to turn down the sex and violence and the end product is a colourful but hollow film.

Kilmer is a good Batman but a bad Bruce Wayne, and although Nicole Kidman lights up the screen the chemistry just isn’t there like with Keaton and Pfeiffer.

Not a terrible film by any stretch of the imagination but also not one you would recommend anyone see.

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