Batman & Robin Reviews
To begin the sets, costuming, and effects look great and colorful just like Batman Forever except unlike that movie which was Ok and had Jim Carrey to hide the flaws, this movie is just bad! The characters Motives are all twisted and poorly written, for example, Poison Ivy comes into wreak havoc but really has no clear motive to do what she does. Now the fatal flaw of this movie is clearly the over the top performances from Schwarzenegger and Uma Thurman and the under the bridge performances from Clooney and Alicia Silverstone.
The movie was not taken seriously not only by the cast but by the whole crew and even Warner Brothers themselves! You see after Burtons Batman Returns which was one of the darkest Burton film ever made, Warners asked Joel Schumacher to tone it down so they could sell toys. Now that's fine to tone it down a bit like they did in Forever but this just went way too far. Many people compare this to the 60s show and frankly, I couldn't disagree more.
The 60s Batman show was based on the comic books of the time, which at the time were zany do to censorship. Plus not only was that a whole lot less expensive than this junk but it also was way more respectful to the characters, as Batman appeared more in one episode than he did in this whole movie. This movie coming after the Classic 1989 Batman had no excuse to be this zany and to compare this to the Adam West Batman show is utter blasphemy.
Anyway bitching aside, This movie clearly not a good movie but to call it the worst movie ever made isn't really fair to say as there are a few good aspects to this film.
so I give it a fair 2/5 stars.