Batman Forever

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Directed byBatman Forever_header_cell_0_1_0 Joel SchumacherBatman Forever_cell_0_1_1
Produced byBatman Forever_header_cell_0_2_0 Batman Forever_cell_0_2_1
Screenplay byBatman Forever_header_cell_0_3_0 Batman Forever_cell_0_3_1
Story byBatman Forever_header_cell_0_4_0 Batman Forever_cell_0_4_1
Based onBatman Forever_header_cell_0_5_0 Batman Forever_cell_0_5_1
StarringBatman Forever_header_cell_0_6_0 Batman Forever_cell_0_6_1
Music byBatman Forever_header_cell_0_7_0 Elliot GoldenthalBatman Forever_cell_0_7_1
CinematographyBatman Forever_header_cell_0_8_0 Stephen GoldblattBatman Forever_cell_0_8_1
Edited byBatman Forever_header_cell_0_9_0 Dennis VirklerBatman Forever_cell_0_9_1
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Distributed byBatman Forever_header_cell_0_11_0 Warner Bros. PicturesBatman Forever_cell_0_11_1
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Running timeBatman Forever_header_cell_0_13_0 120 minutesBatman Forever_cell_0_13_1
CountryBatman Forever_header_cell_0_14_0 United StatesBatman Forever_cell_0_14_1
LanguageBatman Forever_header_cell_0_15_0 EnglishBatman Forever_cell_0_15_1
BudgetBatman Forever_header_cell_0_16_0 $100 millionBatman Forever_cell_0_16_1
Box officeBatman Forever_header_cell_0_17_0 $336.6 millionBatman Forever_cell_0_17_1

Batman Forever is a 1995 American superhero film directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by Tim Burton, based on the DC Comics character Batman. Batman Forever_sentence_1

A stand-alone sequel to the 1992 film Batman Returns and the third installment of Warner Bros.' initial Batman film series, it stars Val Kilmer replacing Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne / Batman, alongside Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman, Chris O'Donnell, Michael Gough, and Pat Hingle. Batman Forever_sentence_2

The plot focuses on Batman trying to stop Two-Face and the Riddler in their villainous scheme to extract confidential information from all the minds in Gotham City and use it to learn Batman's identity and bring the city under their control. Batman Forever_sentence_3

In the process, he gains allegiance from a young, orphaned circus acrobat named Dick Grayson, who becomes his sidekick Robin, and meets and develops feelings for psychologist Dr. Batman Forever_sentence_4 Chase Meridian, which brings him to the point to decide if he will lead a normal life or if he is destined to fight crime as Batman forever. Batman Forever_sentence_5

Schumacher eschewed the dark, dystopian atmosphere of Burton's films by drawing inspiration from the Batman comic books of the Dick Sprang era, as well as the 1960s television series. Batman Forever_sentence_6

After Keaton chose not to reprise his role, William Baldwin and Ethan Hawke were considered as a replacement before Val Kilmer joined the cast. Batman Forever_sentence_7

The film was released on June 16, 1995. Batman Forever_sentence_8

Batman Forever grossed over $336 million worldwide and became the sixth-highest-grossing film worldwide of 1995. Batman Forever_sentence_9

The film received mixed reviews, with criticism directed towards the CGI, Kilmer's performance, costume designs and tonal departure from previous films, but praising the visuals and performances of Carrey and Jones. Batman Forever_sentence_10

The film was followed by Batman & Robin in 1997, with Schumacher returning as the director, Chris O'Donnell returning as Robin, and George Clooney replacing Kilmer as Batman. Batman Forever_sentence_11

Plot Batman Forever_section_0

In Gotham City, the vigilante Batman defuses a hostage situation orchestrated by a criminal known as Two-Face—formerly district attorney Harvey Dent, who was disfigured with acid by mobster Sal Maroni, which Batman failed to prevent—but Two-Face escapes. Batman Forever_sentence_12

Edward Nygma, an eccentric researcher at Wayne Enterprises, approaches his employer, Bruce Wayne—secretly Batman—with an invention that can beam television signals into a person's brain. Batman Forever_sentence_13

Bruce rejects the device, concerned the technology could manipulate minds. Batman Forever_sentence_14

After killing his supervisor and staging the death as a suicide, Nygma resigns and plots revenge against Bruce, obsessively sending him riddles; as a favor to Bruce, criminal psychologist Chase Meridian diagnoses that his stalker is psychotic. Batman Forever_sentence_15

Bruce invites Chase (who is obsessed with Batman) to a circus. Batman Forever_sentence_16

Two-Face hijacks the event and threatens to detonate a bomb unless Batman surrenders himself. Batman Forever_sentence_17

Acrobat Dick Grayson, the youngest member of the Flying Graysons, manages to throw the bomb into the river, but Two-Face kills his family. Batman Forever_sentence_18

Bruce persuades the orphaned Dick to live at Wayne Manor as his ward, and Dick discovers Bruce is Batman. Batman Forever_sentence_19

Taking the Batmobile for a joyride, Batman saves Dick from thugs; determined to avenge his family, Dick demands to join Batman in crime-fighting and kill Two-Face, but Bruce refuses. Batman Forever_sentence_20

Nygma, inspired by Two-Face's raid at the circus, adopts a criminal persona, the Riddler, and forms an alliance with Two-Face, promising to uncover Batman's identity. Batman Forever_sentence_21

They commit a series of robberies to finance Nygma's new company and mass-produce his brainwave device, the “Box”, which secretly steals information from users’ minds. Batman Forever_sentence_22

Nygma hosts a party where he goads Bruce into using the Box, before Two-Face unexpectedly arrives. Batman Forever_sentence_23

As Batman, Bruce pursues Two-Face and is nearly killed, but is rescued by Dick. Batman Forever_sentence_24

Batman visits Chase, who explains that she has fallen in love with Bruce. Batman Forever_sentence_25

He invites her to the manor and reveals his secret identity, while Dick runs away after taking parts from one of Bruce's Batsuits. Batman Forever_sentence_26

The Riddler and Two-Face, having discovered Bruce's secret through the Box, arrive and blow up the Batcave, shooting Bruce and kidnapping Chase. Batman Forever_sentence_27

As Bruce recovers, he and his butler, Alfred, use the riddles to deduce that Nygma is the Riddler. Batman Forever_sentence_28

Bruce dons a new Batsuit and Dick joins him as Batman's partner, Robin. Batman Forever_sentence_29

Batman and Robin reach Riddler and Two-Face's lair on Claw Island, where they are separated. Batman Forever_sentence_30

Robin encounters Two-Face and nearly kills him, but spares his life and is captured. Batman Forever_sentence_31

Batman confronts the Riddler, who reveals Chase and Robin trapped in containment tubes above a deadly drop, giving Batman the chance to save only one hostage. Batman Forever_sentence_32

Instead, Batman destroys the Riddler's brainwave receiver with a Batarang, overwhelming the Riddler's mind and allowing Batman to rescue Robin and Chase. Batman Forever_sentence_33

Two-Face corners the trio and determines their fate with the flip of a coin, but Batman throws a handful of identical coins in the air, causing Two-Face to stumble and fall to his death. Batman Forever_sentence_34

Committed in Arkham Asylum, Nygma claims to know Batman's secret identity and is visited by Chase, but it is revealed that the delusional Nygma now believes he is Batman. Batman Forever_sentence_35

Chase tells Bruce that his secret is safe before parting ways, and Bruce resumes his crusade as Batman with Robin as his partner. Batman Forever_sentence_36

Cast Batman Forever_section_1

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  • Val Kilmer as Bruce Wayne / Batman: After coming across the journal of his father, Wayne starts questioning his act of vengeance. He struggles with his dual identity as a crime fighter, becoming romantically involved with Dr. Chase Meridian.Batman Forever_item_0_0
  • Tommy Lee Jones as Harvey Dent / Two-Face: Formerly the good district attorney of Gotham City. Half of Harvey's face is scarred and his brain is also damaged with acid during the conviction of a crime boss. Driven insane, he becomes the criminal Two-Face.Batman Forever_item_0_1
  • Jim Carrey as Edward Nygma / The Riddler: A former Wayne Enterprises employee, Edward resigns after his newest invention is personally rejected by Bruce Wayne. He becomes the villainous Riddler, leaving riddles and puzzles at scenes of crime.Batman Forever_item_0_2
  • Nicole Kidman as Dr. Chase Meridian: A psychologist and love interest of Bruce Wayne. Chase is fascinated by the dual nature of Batman. She's held as a damsel in distress in the climax.Batman Forever_item_0_3
  • Chris O'Donnell as Dick Grayson / Robin: Once a circus acrobat, Dick is taken in by Bruce after Two-Face murders his parents and brother at a circus event. Bruce is reminded when his parents were murdered when he sees the same vengeance in Dick, and decides to take him in as his ward. He eventually discovers the Batcave and learns Bruce's secret identity. In his wake, he becomes the crime fighting partner, Robin.Batman Forever_item_0_4
  • Michael Gough as Alfred Pennyworth: The Wayne family's faithful butler and Bruce's confidant. Alfred also befriends the young Dick Grayson.Batman Forever_item_0_5
  • Pat Hingle as James Gordon: The police commissioner of Gotham City.Batman Forever_item_0_6
  • George Wallace as The Mayor: The mayor of Gotham City.Batman Forever_item_0_7
  • Drew Barrymore as Sugar: Two-Face's "good" blonde assistant. Wears a white corset bodysuit. She shows more of a sweet attitude more than she shows a sinister side to her.Batman Forever_item_0_8
  • Debi Mazar as Spice: Two-Face's "bad" assistant. She is clad in a black leather corset with fishnet stockings on her legs and black leather gloves and appears as of a dominatrix. She wears her brunette hair up with red highlights. Shows a twisted sense of humor and vile nature.Batman Forever_item_0_9
  • Ed Begley Jr. as Fred Stickley: Edward Nygma's ill-tempered supervisor at Wayne Enterprises. After Stickley discovers the true nature of Nygma's invention, Nygma kills him and makes it look like suicide. Begley was uncredited for this role.Batman Forever_item_0_10
  • Ofer Samra as Harvey's ThugBatman Forever_item_0_11
  • Elizabeth Sanders as Gossip Gerty: Gotham's top gossip columnist.Batman Forever_item_0_12
  • René Auberjonois as Dr. Burton: Head Doctor of Arkham Asylum.Batman Forever_item_0_13
  • Joe Grifasi as Hawkins: A bank guard and Two-Face's hostage during the opening scene.Batman Forever_item_0_14
  • Jon Favreau as AssistantBatman Forever_item_0_15

Production Batman Forever_section_2

Development Batman Forever_section_3

Batman Returns was released in 1992 with financial success and generally favorable reviews from critics, but Warner Bros. was disappointed with its box office run, having made $150 million less than the first film. Batman Forever_sentence_37

After Batman Returns was deemed too dark and inappropriate for children, with McDonald's even shutting down their Happy Meal tie-in, Warner Bros. decided that this was the primary cause of the film's financial results and asked Burton to step down in favor of another director; Sam Raimi and John McTiernan were considered, Joel Schumacher was selected by Burton. Batman Forever_sentence_38

Husband-and-wife screenwriting couple Lee and Janet Scott-Batchler were brought on to write the script, and agreed with Burton that "the key element to Batman is his duality. Batman Forever_sentence_39

And it's not just that Batman is Bruce Wayne". Batman Forever_sentence_40

Their original script introduced a psychotic Riddler with a pet rat accompanying him. Batman Forever_sentence_41

The story elements and much of the dialogue still remained in the finished film, though Schumacher felt it could be "lighte[ne]d down". Batman Forever_sentence_42

Keaton initially approved the selection of Schumacher as director and planned on reprising his role as Batman from the first two films. Batman Forever_sentence_43

Schumacher claims he originally had in mind an adaptation of Frank Miller's Batman: Year One and Keaton claimed that he was enthusiastic about the idea. Batman Forever_sentence_44

Warner Bros. rejected the idea as they wanted a sequel, not a prequel, though Schumacher was able to include very brief events in Bruce Wayne's childhood with some events of the comic The Dark Knight Returns. Batman Forever_sentence_45

Akiva Goldsman, who worked with Schumacher on The Client, was brought in to rewrite the script, deleting the initial idea of bringing in the Scarecrow as a villain with Riddler, and the return of Catwoman. Batman Forever_sentence_46

Burton, who now was more interested in directing Ed Wood, later reflected he was taken aback by some of the focus group meetings for Batman Forever, a title he hated. Batman Forever_sentence_47

Producer Peter MacGregor-Scott represented the studio's aim in making a film for the MTV Generation with full merchandising appeal. Batman Forever_sentence_48

Casting Batman Forever_section_4

Production went on fast track with Rene Russo cast as Chase Meridian but Keaton decided not to reprise Batman because he did not like the direction the series was headed in and rejected the script. Batman Forever_sentence_49

Keaton also wanted to pursue "more interesting roles", turning down $15 million. Batman Forever_sentence_50

A decision was made to go with a younger actor for Bruce Wayne, and an offer was made to Ethan Hawke, who turned it down but eventually regretted the decision. Batman Forever_sentence_51

Schumacher had seen Val Kilmer in Tombstone, but was also interested in Keanu Reeves, Alec and William Baldwin, Dean Cain, Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Daniel Day-Lewis, Ralph Fiennes (who would later voice Alfred Pennyworth in The Lego Batman Movie), Johnny Depp and Mel Gibson. Batman Forever_sentence_52

Cain was scrapped as he was well known for starring in the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Batman Forever_sentence_53

Kilmer, who as a child visited the studios where the 1960s series was recorded and shortly before had visited a bat cave in Africa, was contacted by his agent for the role. Batman Forever_sentence_54

Kilmer signed on without reading the script or knowing who the director was. Batman Forever_sentence_55

With Kilmer's casting, Warner Bros. dropped Russo, considering her too old to be paired with Kilmer. Batman Forever_sentence_56

Sandra Bullock, Robin Wright, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Linda Hamilton were all considered for the role, which was eventually recast with Nicole Kidman. Batman Forever_sentence_57

Billy Dee Williams took the role of Harvey Dent in Batman on the possibility of portraying Two-Face in a sequel, but Schumacher cast Tommy Lee Jones in the role, although Al Pacino, Clint Eastwood, Martin Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Nicolas Cage and Robert De Niro were considered, after working with him on The Client. Batman Forever_sentence_58

Jones was reluctant to accept the role, but did so at his son's insistence. Batman Forever_sentence_59

Robin Williams was in discussions to be the Riddler at one point but eventually turned down the role, resentful he was used in 1989 as bait for Jack Nicholson to play Joker, and also because of his contractual issues with Jumanji. Batman Forever_sentence_60

In a 2003 interview, Schumacher said Michael Jackson lobbied hard for the role, but was turned down before Jim Carrey was cast. Batman Forever_sentence_61

Other actors considered were John Malkovich, Brad Dourif (considered before by Burton to portray Scarecrow), Kelsey Grammer, Micky Dolenz, Matthew Broderick, Phil Hartman, Steve Martin, Adam Sandler and Rob Schneider. Batman Forever_sentence_62

Mark Hamill was going to get the role, but had to turn it down due to contract issues. Batman Forever_sentence_63

Robin appeared in the shooting script for Batman Returns but was deleted due to the use of too many characters. Batman Forever_sentence_64

Marlon Wayans had been cast in the role, and signed for a potential sequel, but when Schumacher took over, he decided to open up casting to other actors. Batman Forever_sentence_65

Leonardo DiCaprio was considered, but decided not to pursue the role after a meeting with Schumacher. Batman Forever_sentence_66

Matt Damon, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Mark Wahlberg, Michael Worth, Toby Stephens, Ewan McGregor, Jude Law, Alan Cumming, Christian Bale (who starred as Batman/Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight trilogy), and Scott Speedman were considered also. Batman Forever_sentence_67

Chris O'Donnell was cast and Mitch Gaylord served as his stunt double, and also portrayed Mitch Grayson, Dick's older brother, created for the film. Batman Forever_sentence_68

Schumacher attempted to create a cameo role for Bono as his MacPhisto character, but both came to agree it was not suitable for the film. Batman Forever_sentence_69

Filming Batman Forever_section_5

Filming started in September 1994. Batman Forever_sentence_70

Schumacher hired Barbara Ling for production design, claiming that the film needed a "force" and good design. Batman Forever_sentence_71

Ling could "advance on it". Batman Forever_sentence_72

Schumacher wanted a design in no way connected to the previous films, and instead inspired by the images from the Batman comic books seen in the 1940s/early 1950s and New York City architecture in the 1930s, with a combination of modern Tokyo. Batman Forever_sentence_73

He also wanted a "city with personality," with more statues, as well as various amounts of neon. Batman Forever_sentence_74

Schumacher had problems with Kilmer, whom he described as "childish and impossible," reporting that he fought with various crewmen, and refused to speak to Schumacher for two weeks after the director told him to stop being rude. Batman Forever_sentence_75

Schumacher also mentioned Tommy Lee Jones as a source of trouble: "Jim Carrey was a gentleman, and Tommy Lee was threatened by him. Batman Forever_sentence_76

I'm tired of defending overpaid, overprivileged actors. Batman Forever_sentence_77

I pray I don't work with them again." Batman Forever_sentence_78

Carrey later acknowledged Jones was not friendly to him, telling him once off-set during the production, "I hate you. Batman Forever_sentence_79

I really don't like you ... Batman Forever_sentence_80

I cannot sanction your buffoonery." Batman Forever_sentence_81

Design and effects Batman Forever_section_6

Rick Baker designed the prosthetic makeup. Batman Forever_sentence_82

John Dykstra, Andrew Adamson, and Jim Rygiel served as visual effects supervisors, with Pacific Data Images also contributing to visual effects work. Batman Forever_sentence_83

PDI provided a computer-generated Batman for complicated stunts. Batman Forever_sentence_84

For the costume design, producer Peter MacGregor-Scott claimed that 146 workers were at one point working together. Batman Forever_sentence_85

Batman's costume was redesigned along the lines of a more "MTV organic, and edgier feel" to the suit. Batman Forever_sentence_86

Sound editing and mixing was supervised by Bruce Stambler and John Levesque, which included trips to caves to record bat sounds. Batman Forever_sentence_87

A new Batmobile was designed for Batman Forever, with two cars being constructed, one for stunt purposes and one for close-ups. Batman Forever_sentence_88

Swiss surrealist painter H. Batman Forever_sentence_89 R. Giger provided his version for the Batmobile but it was considered too sinister for the film. Batman Forever_sentence_90

Deleted scenes Batman Forever_section_7

Batman Forever went through a few major edits before its release. Batman Forever_sentence_91

Originally darker than the final product, the film's original length was closer to 2 hours and 40 minutes, according to Schumacher. Batman Forever_sentence_92

There was talk of an extended cut being released to DVD for the film's 10th anniversary in 2005. Batman Forever_sentence_93

While all four previous Batman films were given special-edition DVD releases on the same day as the Batman Begins DVD release, none of them were given extended cuts, although some scenes were in a deleted scenes section in the special features. Batman Forever_sentence_94

Schumacher Cut Batman Forever_section_8

After Joel Schumacher died on June 22, 2020, media outlets starting reporting the possible existence of a "Schumacher Cut", with the first rumors being thrown in by American journalist Marc Bernardin. Batman Forever_sentence_95

This version was believed to be darker and contain less camp than the theatrical cut. Batman Forever_sentence_96

Some of the differences include Bruce facing off against a human-sized bat, the darker, more serious tone, less of an emphasis on Dick Grayson, and a focus on Bruce's psychological issues with Chase. Batman Forever_sentence_97

In total, the cut uses about 50 minutes of footage. Batman Forever_sentence_98

Warner Bros. confirmed the cut exists after an interview with Variety, although they have no plans to release it and are unsure about whether what, if any, footage remains. Batman Forever_sentence_99

Some of the aforementioned deleted scenes make up a portion of this footage. Batman Forever_sentence_100

Music Batman Forever_section_9

Further information: Batman Forever (score) and Batman Forever (soundtrack) Batman Forever_sentence_101

Elliot Goldenthal was hired by Schumacher to compose the film score before the screenplay was written. Batman Forever_sentence_102

In discussions with Schumacher, the director wanted Goldenthal to avoid taking inspiration from Danny Elfman, and requested an original composition. Batman Forever_sentence_103

The film's promotional teaser trailer used the main title theme from Elfman's score of 1989's Batman. Batman Forever_sentence_104

The soundtrack was commercially successful, selling almost as many copies as Prince's soundtrack to the 1989 Batman film. Batman Forever_sentence_105

Only five of the songs on the soundtrack are actually featured in the movie. Batman Forever_sentence_106

Hit singles from the soundtrack include "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" by U2 and "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal, both of which were nominated for MTV Movie Awards. Batman Forever_sentence_107

"Kiss from a Rose" (whose video was also directed by Joel Schumacher) reached No. Batman Forever_sentence_108

1 in the U.S. charts as well. Batman Forever_sentence_109

The soundtrack itself, featuring additional songs by The Flaming Lips, Brandy (both songs also included in the film), Method Man, Nick Cave, Michael Hutchence (of INXS), PJ Harvey, and Massive Attack, was an attempt to (in producer Peter MacGregor-Scott's words) make the film more "pop". Batman Forever_sentence_110

Release Batman Forever_section_10

Box office Batman Forever_section_11

Batman Forever opened in 2,842 theaters in the United States on June 16, 1995, making $52.8 million in its opening weekend, breaking Jurassic Park's record for highest opening-weekend gross of all time (it was surpassed two years later by The Lost World: Jurassic Park's $72.1 million). Batman Forever_sentence_111

The film went on to gross $184 million in North America, and $152.5 million in other countries, totaling $336.53 million. Batman Forever_sentence_112

The film earned more money than its predecessor Batman Returns, and is the highest-grossing film from 1995. Batman Forever_sentence_113

Critical response Batman Forever_section_12

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 39% based on 64 reviews, with an average rating of 5.2/10. Batman Forever_sentence_114

The site's critical consensus reads, "Loud, excessively busy, and often boring, Batman Forever nonetheless has the charisma of Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones to offer mild relief." Batman Forever_sentence_115

On Metacritic, the film has a score of 51 out of 100, based on 23 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Batman Forever_sentence_116

Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A–" on an A+ to F scale. Batman Forever_sentence_117

Peter Travers of Rolling Stone said "Batman Forever still gets in its licks. Batman Forever_sentence_118

There's no fun machine this summer that packs more surprises." Batman Forever_sentence_119

Travers criticized the film's excessive commercialism and felt that "the script misses the pain Tim Burton caught in a man tormented by the long-ago murder of his parents" seeing the Bruce Wayne of Kilmer as "inexpressive". Batman Forever_sentence_120

James Berardinelli of ReelViews enjoyed the film. Batman Forever_sentence_121

"It's lighter, brighter, funnier, faster-paced, and a whole lot more colorful than before." Batman Forever_sentence_122

Scott Beatty felt "Tommy Lee Jones played Harvey Dent as a Joker knock-off rather than a multi-layered rogue." Batman Forever_sentence_123

Gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune and Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times both gave the film mixed reviews, but with the former giving it a thumbs up and the latter a thumbs down. Batman Forever_sentence_124

In his written review, Ebert wrote: "Is the movie better entertainment? Batman Forever_sentence_125

Well, it's great bubblegum for the eyes. Batman Forever_sentence_126

Younger children will be able to process it more easily; some kids were led bawling from Batman Returns where the PG-13 rating was a joke." Batman Forever_sentence_127

Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle had a mixed reaction, concluding "a shot of Kilmer's rubber buns at one point is guaranteed to bring squeals from the audience." Batman Forever_sentence_128

Brian Lowry of Variety believed "One does have to question the logic behind adding nipples to the hard-rubber batsuit. Batman Forever_sentence_129

Whose idea was that supposed to be anyway, Alfred's? Batman Forever_sentence_130

Some of the computer-generated Gotham cityscapes appear too obviously fake. Batman Forever_sentence_131

Elliot Goldenthal's score, while serviceable, also isn't as stirring as Danny Elfman's work in the first two films." Batman Forever_sentence_132

Some observers thought Schumacher, a gay man, added possible homoerotic innuendo in the storyline. Batman Forever_sentence_133

Regarding the costume design, Schumacher stated, "I had no idea that putting nipples on the Batsuit and Robin suit were going to spark international headlines. Batman Forever_sentence_134

The bodies of the suits come from Ancient Greek statues, which display perfect bodies. Batman Forever_sentence_135

They are anatomically correct." Batman Forever_sentence_136

O'Donnell felt "it wasn't so much the nipples that bothered me. Batman Forever_sentence_137

It was the codpiece. Batman Forever_sentence_138

The press obviously played it up and made it a big deal, especially with Joel directing. Batman Forever_sentence_139

I didn't think twice about the controversy, but going back and looking and seeing some of the pictures, it was very unusual." Batman Forever_sentence_140

Accolades Batman Forever_section_13

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