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Reactions from the secret screening of the Schumacher Cut of Batman Forever offer praise and details on the key differences.

As JoBlo.com was founded in 1998, we missed the opportunity to chronicle the reactions to 1995’s Batman Forever. But time works in funny ways, as just last week a rare screening of the nearly three-hour Schumacher Cut of Batman Forever took place – and yes, the reactions are in, with most agreeing it is easily the better version of the movie, which doesn’t exactly have the best reputation…

After teasing he had a copy of the Batman Forever Schumacher Cut last month, he followed through on delivering it to Batfans all over – well, in New Jersey at least – hosting a screening at his home state Smodcastle Cinemas.

According to those that caught the Schumacher Cut, Batman Forever is now a “different experience” altogether. The Schumacher Cut includes a new opening sequence featuring Two-Face, played by Tommy Lee Jones. It also features more of Riddler’s insane behavior and the Caped Crusader facing off against a giant bat. It’s not as good as ZSJL, but it does cut a couple scenes that I disliked in the theatrical version and adds a lot to the opening. It also fleshes out Bruce who was already a strong suit of the film. Block A (@VillainousComix),

was apparently so top secret that attendees had to have a ticket for a different event to even get a seat, with the July 1st screening being held after a marathon of all six episodes of the Clerks animated series. Smith avoided any legal issues by not advertising or charging. There will be a second screening next month. If you were in the audience for the July 1st showing, let us know your experience!Those who didn’t or can’t attend but who are clamoring to see the Schumacher Cut of Batman Forever

will have to wait quite some time, as the cut is far from complete…and who knows if Warner Bros. even has an interest in officially releasing it.If given the chance, would you watch the Schumacher Cut of Batman Forever

? How do you feel about Kevin Smith’s tactics to show it to the public?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaqTn8u2F0o

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