- Jan 7, 2018
That video title might be too much but the movie is much better than people say. It might be disappointing when you compare it to the Burton movies but I have always liked it. Its fun and Val Kilmer is great as Batman. They cut some really good scenes from the final movie so it could be even better. I hope Warner releases the 3 hour director's cut at some point:
A super-sized version of Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever reportedly exists in the form of a [...]
"I have it on pretty good authority that there exists in the Warner Bros. vault a 170-minute cut of Batman Forever," Bernardin told his co-host Kevin Smith. "I think that it went much deeper into his childhood psychosis and his mental blocks and that it was a more serious, darker version of that movie that was one of the first assemblies that Joel filed with the studio and they eventually cut it down because they were like 'it's too dark for kids. We gotta sell these Happy Meals, so maybe let's not invest ourselves in the trauma of childhood murder. We've got Jim Carrey, let him do some s--t."
Smith said that while WB might doubt it, he strongly suspects fans would like to see the extended cut, noting that post-laserdisc and DVD, audiences are smart enough to understand the differences between cuts.
"In a world where Joel Schumacher just passed away, what an interesting, wonderful testimony that would be to his work, to get to see a totally different version of Batman Forever," Smith said.
I wish they hadn't cut this scene: