Batman Forever

Corrected entry: When Bruce Wayne is recounting his second flashback to Chase, you see the young Wayne walking up to the red diary and the pages are blowing. When he reaches out and turns the diary, the hand is not that of a young child but the hand of a much older person - you can tell by the wrinkles and roughness in the skin. (01:26:00)

Correction: That is entirely intentional. When Bruce first has the flashback, Val Kilmer is actually 'inside' the scene. This is meant to show him 'immersing' himself in the flashback.

Corrected entry: When suiting up Batman picks up an arsenal of gadgets that he pulls from behind his back in the following scenes. In the initial fight scene, however, when he does flips and falls you can see that he has nothing attached to the back of his belt or hidden under his cape.

Correction: The things he picks up are stored in pouches on his belt. That is why they are not visibly 'attached'.

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.

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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.

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Corrected entry: If you watch closely you can see The Riddler watching Two-Face and his ladies talking before he invades Two-Face's lair. Looks like Jim Carrey was watching his cue.

Correction: So the Riddler was watching them talk, waiting for an opportune moment to enter. how is that a mistake?

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: It's hard to believe that a spontaneous act of throwing acid on Dent's face by the mobster would result in a perfectly even separation down the exact middle of his face. Even with the folder protecting one half, the chances of the acid falling so perfectly seems remote.

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Correction: In the comics, its discussed at some point that Dent's face isn't in fact purely symetrical, but that he uses some makeup to make the line even as a means of making his split extremely even.

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: Near the beginning, when Batman is suspended over the crowd on top of the bank vault, he fires a cable to the bank building itself. The force of the hook causes it to burst through the wall, which looks rather thin and weak, yet he then proceeds to cut the wire holding the vault to the helicopter, causing the vault to swing on the wire he fired through the weak wall. The wall has suddenly become much stronger, and the vault swings back to its original location.

Correction: The hook shot through a small area of the wall putting pressure on one point and not spreading it out. When the hook opens up, it distributes the force across a larger area. This also applies in construction when you use anchors to hold in a screw if you don't have a stud to screw in. Plus it's based off a comic book.

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.

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Corrected entry: Robin is abducted at gunpoint by Two-Face. Then, about 30 seconds later, he is suddenly all the way up in the Riddler's room, bound and gagged in a giant tube.

Correction: Everything does not need to be visible on the screen in order for the viewers to understand. Obviously there is more than a 30 second time lapse off screen, but we do not have to see it all. This is NOT a mistake.

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: In the scene where Bruce Wayne breaks down the door into the room where Chase Meridian is boxing, he says something like "Sorry about that" and then his mouth continues to move but no words come out.

Correction: It's well known that Bruce Wayne is a bit tongue-tied when it comes to the ladies, so when he met Dr. Meridian, he seemed more nervous than anything, that's why he wasn't saying anything at that point. It's more of a "Bruce Personality Quirk" than an audio problem.

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: Batman enters the Riddler's throne room through a small hole in the floor, and it closes after he enters. Then the Riddler introduces Chase and Robin, and two holes like the one before appear under each tube. Nygma says Batman can't save them both. BUT, when Batman jumps to save them both, half the floor has disappeared! Why are Chase and Robin's holes connected, if the Riddler planned not to let Batman save them both? And where did the big big hole came from? It can't be due to the explosions - it's a nice neat line all the way around. The Riddler hasn't pressed the button on his cane yet either.

Correction: The big hole came from the Riddler's mind since he can read men's minds, and as is stated by Batman he can make them see whatever he wants. The connected holes of Chase and Robin are to trick Batman into thinking that there is actually a floor there. If you look closely before the floor disappears you can see it blink out and fuzz away like a computer image.

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: The big question at the end of the film - Does Edward Nygma know who Batman really is? Once they see that Nygma is crazy everyone is confident that Batman's real identity is a secret. Unfortunately, they don't take into account Two-Faces large team of henchmen who stormed Wayne Manor, all of whom (presumably) now know that Bruce Wayne is Batman. Less than half of them were captured by Batman's underwater net, leaving several to spread the word of Bruce Wayne's secret identity.

Correction: While they did indeed storm Wayne's home, Nygma was the only one to actually find and enter the Batcave. There's a decent chance that none of the henchmen were aware that they were necessarily attacking Batman's home, just some billionaire playboy.

Revealing mistake: When Two Face and Riddler enter Wayne Manor, and knock Alfred down. Alfred, unconscious, pushes the dinner tray aside, so the thugs can carry him into the closet. (01:27:55)

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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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