“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Batman and Robin (1997)
How bad is it? It's overblown mediocrity. Should you see it? If you haven't already, it'll show up free sometime when you're bored. See it then.
I include this film on this blog only because it makes so many "worst movie" lists that I feel it has to be addressed. It's not even as bad as "Batman" (1966), which has its own campy appeal. The film tried to lessen the darkness of the rest of the series, but this angered purists, who also rejoiced at the chance to make fun of George Clooney (whose real life is much like Bruce Wayne's) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (who is given tag lines like in his popular films, but which all fall flat). The Bat Girl character is introduced, but has nothing to do. It's loud and garish and much too long. It's a waste, but it's not terrible.