With Val Kilmer, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris O'Donnell, Pat Hingle
Directed by Joel Schumacher
With Keaton hanging up his cape, the odd replacement choice fell on the shoulders of Val Kilmer. A fine actor, somehow he didn't seem to fit the mold (and his ego went haywire at this stage, greatly contributing to director Richard Stanley losing control of his own movie on The Island Of Dr. Moreau).
Jim Carrey on the other hand stole the show as the demented Riddler, a nuts inventor turned super-villain.
Tommy Lee Jones was great as the psycho prison warden in Natural Born Killers, but here as The Riddler's ally Twoface, he doesn't quite cut it.
Thurman is sexy as Poison Ivy and Kidman is forgettable in her shadow.
With a healthy shot of action, fun and excitement, Schumacher's takeover in the directors' chair however added one too many doses of camp (complete with rubber clad butt shots) - but we must remind ourselves: this is a comic book world.
3 / B
- Paul Blom
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5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished