Nov 17, 2008
Batman Forever (1995) (part 3 of 14)
Out on the street, the Morons of Gotham are still standing around and pointing. Among them is Commissioner Gordon, once again played by Pat Hingle.
Hingle, along with Michael Gough, are the only remaining cast members from the previous Bat-films. And it’s quite sad to see Gordon’s downward spiral across the franchise, from a grizzled good cop in a bad precinct to a babbling, incompetent moron. It’s a waste of a classic character, not to mention a decent actor.
Gordon is talking to a tall, stunning blonde. This is Dr. Chase Meridian, a criminal psychologist who’s been brought to Gotham as a consultant. Yes. You read that right.
Nicole Kidman has been selected, from presumably hundreds of candidates, to provide insights into Two Face’s complex psychology. Don’t get me wrong, I like Nicole Kidman, but even the most fervent Kidman admirer must admit that she’s about as convincing as a criminal psychologist as John Goodman is as Miss Black America.