Director Joel Schumacher inherited the Batman franchise from Tim Burton and began steering it in the campier direction of the Sixties television show with this third installment. First-time Batman/Bruce Wayne (Val Kilmer), in his only outing as the Caped Crusader, is effectively brooding as he ponders strange dreams about his parents' death and escapes his own near-demise at the hands of Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones), a former district attorney driven insane and turned into a master criminal when a gangster throws acid in his face. Meanwhile, as sexy psychologist Chase Meridian (Nicole Kidman) tries to analyze and seduce both Bruce Wayne and Batman, Wayne Enterprises employee Edward Nygma (Jim Carrey) reacts badly to getting fired, using his self-invented mind-energy device to transform into the super-intelligent Riddler. The Riddler teams up with Two-Face to bring down Batman and drain the minds of Gotham City residents with his device, while Batman gets some much-needed help in the form of circus performer Dick Grayson (Chris O'Donnell), out for vengeance after being orphaned by Two-Face.~Don Kaye
Commentary by director Joel Schumacher
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I bough this film in-store from the deal bin. The manager almost didn’t let me buy it since the case had been tampered with but they agreed to sell it to me because I didn’t mind and they’d warned me about it.
Overall the film wasn’t damaged and the case was easy to replace.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Complete your series now in 4k!
Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
Not the greatest film in the series but not the worst either. 4k picture is excellent complimented nicely with the Dolby Atmos sound.
The new 4K transfer and remastered Blu Ray offers a sharp, extra flashy way to watch the film. This film won’t convert newcomers to Schumacher’s eye-rolling cheese after the dark tones of Burton’s previous two Batman films, but it paved the way for a sillier tone that more closely mirrors the original TV show. The 4K transfer plus the remastered blu ray disk (only available in this combo pack) make it a worthy addition to your library. There’s an enormous amount of extras, too, so it’s worth every penny to upgrade if you haven’t done so recently.