Batman Forever

Corrected entry: More curiosity than goof - all throughout the movie, Batman keeps nagging Robin that he should not kill Two-Face - it won't bring back his parents and will make him kill again, and again... But at the end of the movie, Batman has put an ample amount of change in his pockets (utility belt?) just to fool Two-Face to grab for his coin amongst the change, and...well, you know what happened. What kind of example is this for Robin? Surely if he could reach for his change, he could have reached any number of devices from his utility belt to contain, not kill, Two-Face. Also keep in mind that Harvey Dent (who became Two-Face) was a friend of Bruce Wayne, which adds to the coldness of his death.

Correction: The coin trick wasn't meant to kill Two Face - just distract him so Batman could capture him. However, Two Face panicked and did himself in.

Corrected entry: When Batman saves Robin from falling during the climax, right around when Robin says "Thanks", you can see that both the Batman and Robin costumes have hidden "vent-holes" cut into the underarms (likely to help the actor's skin "breathe" and to help air circulation keep them cool in the heavy costumes), with nothing but black cloth underneath.

Correction: The vent holes could just as easily be a intended part of Batman and Robin's costumes to help the characters' skin "breathe" and to help air circulation to keep them cool in the heavy costumes.


Corrected entry: When the Riddler is showing the scan of Bruce's brain to Two-Face, a bat appears where there wasn't one before (at, according to the time at the bottom of the scan, 20 mins 51 secs).

Correction: They are showing a patchwork collection of thoughts from Bruce Wayne's mind; there is no need for continuity - items could appear and even disappear at random.


Corrected entry: When Dick/Robin breaks into the Batcave, it activates a security trigger by unlocking the Batmobile and various pieces of equipment rather than securing them, which would make it easier for an intruder to steal anything, as Dick does with the Batmobile.


Correction: As you might notice Alfred is already in the cave when everything activates. It could very well be Alfred who activates all the equipment. Or a sensor detects Alfred and everything activates. It doesn't happen when the Riddler breaks in, he has to activate everything with his hacking... stick.


Corrected entry: Batman convinces Robin not to kill Two Face, but when he throws those duplicate coins later he knew Two Face would try to catch his and fall to his death. (00:56:55)


Correction: Batman convinced Robin not to kill out of revenge to prevent him going down a dark path. This was a situation in which he allowed Two-Face's own compulsions to lead to his death and, as a result, save the lives of others.

Correction: Since this is technically the same Batman that was also played by Michael Keaton in the Tim Burton films, Batman has already killed people before. He knows the heavy price that comes with it, which is why he wants to spare Robin from it.


Corrected entry: When two-face put the club on the helicopters steering wheel, he never locked it. He just put it on and jumped out, they don't lock without a key. (00:11:10)

Correction: You clearly hear a ratcheting noise when he extends the club; apparently this model locks in place when it is extended and only requires a key to release it.


Corrected entry: Batman's trig skills must be absolutely amazing.enough that he was able to pinpoint the exact triangulation to the CENTIMETER, without any precise measuring, when he rigged the safe to fall back into its original location in the skyscraper.

Private Joker

Correction: This is intentional, as Joel Shumacher was trying to recreate the campiness of the 1960's TV show, where Batman can do absolutely everything.

Corrected entry: When Bruce goes to visit Chase for the second time, (when she gives him the Malaysian Dream Warden) at one point we hear her tea kettle whistle. She leaves to go get it. But if you listen closely, you will hear that the kettle stops whistling just barely after her footsteps stop and long before we hear the door close. And then, about 7 seconds later she comes back with a cup of tea. Who can make a cup of tea that fast?

Correction: Who said it was tea? It could be absolutely any drink that just required the addition of boiling water. Or it could just be that Chase likes to drink hot water all by itself. That may sound weird to some people but I know several people who genuinely drink that, and since this is a Batman movie it isn't outside the realms of possibility that the characters drink liquids other than tea.

Corrected entry: When Edward visits Two-Face: Edward enters, introduces himself, endures Two-Face's threat, then goes to demonstrate his "box". Ed walks forward (toward the camera), and picks up two of his "boxes" from a table in Two-Face's apartment. How'd they get there? Ed hadn't started selling them yet, so there is no real explanation as to why the "boxes" would already be in the apartment.

Correction: This mistake has already been corrected, essentially if he could break in to two-face's lair he could have brought the "boxes" there earlier.


Corrected entry: When Chase summons Batman with the Bat-Signal: she tells Batman that she pinpointed a weakness of Two-Face: his coin. How could the good doctor know about that? Unless she talked to the guard, which is probable, but not in the movie, there is no way she could know about Two-Face's coin.

Correction: What's to say that this was the first time he used the coin? The coin was very important to Two-face to make his desicions. Being an villain, and performing in villain related activities it would start to become known that he used an coin. Chase likely would have heard from witnesses or reports about the coin and put two and two together.


Corrected entry: When Two-Face attempts to steal the rather sizable and presumably solidly built safe there is a lack of basic rigging knowledge. First of all the single chain would not be able to hold the safe by itself much less one filled with fluid. Secondly this amazing chain is connected directly to a winch inside the helicopter. Unless one uses a specially made adapter a load like that would begin to spin and swing with the motion of the rotors. Finally they pull the safe straight out of a building in the middle of downtown, the helicopter would almost have to have it's nose straight up to accomplish this and lots of room to maneuver. However the magical single prop helicopter combined with the magical chain seem to have no problem with such a difficult load.

Correction: First off, we don't know how heavy the safe is.(Two-Face could have easily brought a "Light Load Bat-Trapping Acid-Spewing" safe of his own construction and substituted it for the real thing.) Secondly, if you look closely when the safe is being pulled out of the building, there are 3 chains, not just one. And finally, we don't know when this movie takes place (it could be somewhere in the distant future where they have much better technology) so we can't really determine how powerful the helicopter is. This is NOT a mistake, but just a mess of assumptions and weird circumstances.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Batman uses one of the gadgets in the Batmobile to drive up the side of the building to escape from Two-Face's henchmen, where does he go from there?

Correction: It can be safely assumed that if a vehicle is designed to make it possible to drive up a wall, it has some means of getting back down at a later time. It is unnecessary for the viewer to see each 'gadget' in use.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Riddler invades Two Faces' Lair, he has nothing but his cane with him. But when he proceeds further into the lair, he picks up two of his "boxes." They were there before he got there.

Correction: If he is able to break into Two Face's lair unoticed, then it's possible that he broke in before hand and placed the boxes where they are for his demonstration.

Corrected entry: When Batman and Robin go after Riddler, they approach in a Batwing and Batboat that appeared to be in a lower level of the batcave (this is assumed since Riddler destroyed whatever he saw in the cave) however, Two-Face and Riddler sit down to play a game of "Battleship" and have little toys of the very same vehicles. Are we supposed to believe that Riddler decided to take a picture of these vehicles in order to make little models instead of just blowing them up too? He's insane, but not stupid.

Correction: After destroying the batcave, the Riddler doesn't let Two-Face kill Bruce Wayne and leaves a final riddle. This indicates he's anticipating Bruce's next move. Later, in a scene with Chase Meridian, he says he's expecting Batman to come and rescue her. Riddler is intent on out-doing and humiliating Bruce Wayne. Being prepared for an assault would be out-smarting him. (Also, he did get a scan of Bruce's brain, which might have given him info on what they looked like).

Corrected entry: Batman missed two prime opportunities to identify the Riddler. Not only could he have scanned the riddles for fingerprints (as we saw with the second riddle that Nygma doesn't wear hand protection), but shouldn't his expensive mansion hiding the Bat Cave have security cameras at the front gate that could've caught Nygma placing the riddle there?

Correction: Edward (The Riddler) could have just wiped the objects down after making the riddles. As for the security cameras, Batman may not be watching when Edward put the riddle on the gate. Even if he recorded it, it might be tough to see his face. He never raises his head and wearing the cap and glasses would obscure his face.


Corrected entry: Why would a group of young children go trick-or-treating at night to Wayne Manor, which is in the middle of the woods?

Correction: Rich people give out good candy. People drive their kids to better neighborhoods to get better candy.


Corrected entry: When Riddler meets Two-face for the first time, he has an orange buzz hair cut. Days later, he has his regular dark hair back to a longer length. How in the world did he grow his hair back so fast?

Correction: The obvious explanation is that one of the hair styles is a wig; Edward may be insane but he knows people will make the connection between a new super villan with short orange hair and a new industrialist with the same style.

Corrected entry: Edward Nygma goes from a huge prototype model of his device to a small streamlined gadget in the space of a single cut scene. How did he shrink down his life's work in such a short time? It seems like something like that would have taken at least 6 months to do the re-engineering and build the company infrastructure to produce it. Wouldn't this have aroused the suspicion of the worlds greatest detective? I mean, what kind of crazy industrialist builds his headquarters on an island in the middle of a river?

Correction: A criminally insane one. Most all of Batman's villians seem to get smarter and more creative once they go insane.

Corrected entry: In a gas turbine engine, as installed in the Batmobile, a full forward position on the fuel control lever(commonly called a throttle or power lever), is full power. During the chase scene before he escapes up the side of the building, he pushes the lever forward to slow down, and pulls it back to speed up. This would be extremely confusing to a pilot versed in turbine engines (the Batwing from the first Batman movie).

Correction: Only one guy needs to know how it works, and that's Batman. Since he built it, he can make the handle go any way he wants to suit him.

Corrected entry: How did Bruce Wayne get planning permission to lay miles of metre-wide metallic pipe complete with flourescent lighting, and which presumably needs some sort of regular maintenance, beneath Gotham's busiest streets, skyscrapers, office buildings, traffic spots etc. The logistics involved do not bear thinking about and even if he used city hall connections and called in favours from old friends (which he would certainly be able to do being a billionaire businessman) he would need a bloody good reason to rip up half of Gotham's streets. He obviously didn't say it was so he could get to the batcave quickly so how on earth did he do it without anyone asking awkward questions? Surely just hiding a batsuit and 'spare' batmobile in a vault in the basement of Wayne Enterprises would be easier?

Correction: Tunnels or pipes can be laid without need of tearing up streets. Knowing from previous movies Batman's love of the sewers, it is possible that the tube goes through along unused section, or it used to be a section of sewer pipe. We aren't given many details about this particular contraption, but is it very possible that it could exist.

Sol Parker

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Robin steals the Batmobile, the first shot of his joy-ride shows twin fins on the rear of the batmobile on 45 degree angles, in the following shots they are all standing directly vertical. (01:02:40)

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The Riddler: Did anyone ever tell you you have a serious impulse control problem?!

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Trivia: In the brief time that Tim Burton was still considering doing a third Batman film, Riddler was the only villain that he planned on using. The idea of using Two-Face did not come up until Joel Schumacher joined the project.

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Question: What song is being played when Dick is driving the Batmobile through Gotham?

Answer: It's called "Smash it up" by The Offspring.

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