Saturday, March 9, 2013
I remember being so excited when I heard that Two-Face was going to be one of the villains in Batman Forever. He's my favorite Batman villain and he had yet to make the leap to live action or animation at that point. I was very disappointed with what wound up on screen, a Two-Face that bore very little resemblance to the comic book character. A laughing, dancing, mugging at the camera Harvey Dent was nothing anyone needed to see. Don't get me started on the lazy make up job, where they just painted teeth on Tommy Lee Jones' cheek. Needless to say, I was thrilled with Christopher Nolan's version of the character. Aaron Eckhart performed the role very well and the effects to create his scarred visage looked great. My only real complaint was that Two Face's entire career only lasted a couple of hours. After all the work to set up the character, he should have gotten a little more to do.