Movie trailers are meant to entice viewers into watching a film, but sing only a few minutes of footage to sell approximately two hours can be tricky. Many times, trailers use scenes or music not included in the film’s final cut to convince audiences that the experience is worth their money. In the case of fan-made trailers, it can make an “okay” movie seem quite awesome. Such is the case for this new remix trailer, which takes actual footage from 1995’s “Batman Forever” and presents a much different version of the movie.
By adding music from “TRON: Legacy” and giving the film the appearance of being on VHS, professional video editor Sam Ibarhim gives the movie a thrilling techno-makeover and portrays the Riddler (Jim Carrey) as a threatening villain and Batman (Val Kilmer) as a mysterious force to be reckoned with. It also probably helps that it contains only hints of Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones) and the world’s oldest Robin (Chris O’Donnell).
The trailer is even more remarkable when compared to the film’s actual trailer, which relied heavily on the movie’s comedy. Another viewing of the 1995 spot reveals a pretty accurate version of the movie’s tone as it attempted to move away from the oddness of “Batman Returns” and towards the campy fun of “Batman 66.”
It remains unknown if Val Kilmer has seen the fan-made trailer, as he is probably busy working on his beach body for Top Gun 2. However, if his past ability to poke fun of himself and his one-and-done appearance as the man behind the bat, it seems likely he would enjoy it.
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