No, it's terrible... But kind of awesomely terrible.... Part of me wishes that there were more movies in which characters dressed like gay ninja turtles and strung-out drag queens covered in garbage. Plus, totally digging the whole art deco crack den aesthetic. Does anyone remember when Joel Schumacher was a good filmmaker? St. Elmo's Fire? Falling Down? The Client?
Yes it is the worst of all the batman films but no it isn't terrible! I didn't mind it although some things were very cheesy
I can't think why I queued this up, unless it had something to do Thurman. Anyway, it's unwatchable, even in fast forward
This movie isn't actually as bad as everyone says it is. Are you in the mood for some mindless entertainment? We all have those days. It is a great movie to watch if you just don't want to think about what is happening in the movie or about the acting or the (not amazing) script.
Speaking of Joel Schumacher!!! :(
In my pile of shame this goes
The worst batman film ever made, not worth a second of anyones time. The series just can't live up to expectations and frankly adam west is a much better batman than clooney.
Yet another example of how making a movie 'family-friendly' will inevitably make it lousy. And the sickeningly obvious push for all the toys and merchandise they could possibly get out of this franchise just makes the viewer feel insulted - I don't like studios that treat their audiences like they're stupid.
In other words, everything that made Batman Forever bad has been multiplied to the nth degree here, and everything that made it good as been stripped away and thrown out completely. The dialogue is cheesier, the plot holes and larger and more glaring, the villains more one-dimensional, and the sets more claustrophobic and unrealistic. The constant laser lights are even more annoying than they were in Batman Forever, until you're wondering if you're watching a movie or tacky planetarium show.
The bad script is made even worse by the bad acting - there's no exploration of Bruce Wayne's psyche at all, leaving George Clooney's performance flat and uninteresting, officially making him the worst Batman ever. Arnold Schwarzenegger's performance is even more monotone and robotic than when he was playing the Terminator and mostly just sounds like he's reading off the script. Alicia Silverstone's acting makes an already annoying and unnecessary character even more annoying. Elle Macpherson should stick to modelling. Uma Thurman is okay as Poison Ivy, but does some real B-grade acting as her supposedly more 'real' alter ego. Poor Chris O'Donnell tries as hard as he can, but he's been given even less to work with here than he was last time.
Ultimately, Batman and Robin resembles the campy, 60s TV show, more than it does the other films in the series. There's too many characters for any of them to get enough attention. It's shallow, boring and plays like a 2 hour ad for all the merchandising. Joel Schumacher obviously has no idea what Batman is supposed to be and has missed the point entirely.
Some films are bad but can be forgiven for one reason or another; a silver lining can be found somewhere.
Batman & Robin makes you want to claw your eyes out.
Chris O'Donnell makes a great Robin.
Where did the series go so wrong? With each film it just seems to get worse. If it was on TV and you had nothing else to do, it may be worth it but I'd consider having an early night instead.
A blockbuster, and Clooney is cool as Batman. Robin & Batgirl are just so so. Uma Thurman is stunning, but Arnie just plays Arnie, bad dialogue and all. Clooney and the sets save this from going to silly.