The music video promoting a blockbuster movie is a dying art. The 90s was full of this type of thing: big name performers contributing a song to a movie's soundtrack and filming a video to plug it. The song wouldn't necessarily feature in the movie (other than during the end credits) but there is a growing nostalgia for this marriage between musical artists and movie marketing.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

U2: Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me - Batman Forever (1995 )

For many, this is where the Batman franchise fell apart. It went from the Gothic-noir stylization of Tim Burton's first two to the bloated, campy and neon-lit world of Joel Schumacher.

Personally I can enjoy the Schumacher Batmans. He knew he was making a comic book movie and so he really set out to make a comic book movie. Despite being more remeniscent of the 60s TV series than the darker comic books that fans in the 80s and 90s were used to, this daft, campy bit of colouful fun was enormous back in 1995. And check out that cast!

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