Sunday, February 7, 2021

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #364 – Batman on Film Part 5: BATMAN FOREVER (1995) with Val Kilmer


It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

Our BATMAN ON FILM series continues with the film all you sadists in the audience have been waiting for us to suffer through: 1995’s BATMAN FOREVER, the third and, thus far, worst film incarnation of the Caped Crusader, marking a shark break from the dark and stylish Tim Burton films in favor of the garish colors, wild tonal inconsistency, and porn-quality cinematography of Joel Schumacher, terrible qualities only matched by the abysmal failures of Akiva Goldsman’s horrible writing. A hit in its day and nostalgic to some, Batman Forever has very little going for it, with a bland and confused lead performance by Val Kilmer, Chris O’Donnell as a very miscast Robin, a nearly unwatchable turn from the obnoxious Jim Carrey as The Riddler, and a deeply inexplicable left-field turn in the career of Tommy Lee Jones. It is a bad, bad movie, but at the very least it’s interesting to talk about.

Enjoy!

TIME CHART:

Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:04:21

Stuff: 0:04:21 – 0:31:10

Batman Forever: 0:31:10 – 2:32:14

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