Leane Jun 19, 2017Joel Schumacher
has just apologised (again) about Batman
& Robin, a film that lots of talented people are sorry about...
It may have shifted a fair few toys and given us some great Arnie lines to recite, but Joel Schumacher
& Robin will mainly be remembered as a franchise killer. What Tim Burton
began with the luscious, gothic brace of Batman
and Batman Returns
, Schumacher well and truly wrote off with the colourful crapness of Batman
The Bat-franchise managed to live on after Jim Carrey
and Tommy Lee Jones
chewed the scenery into tiny little pieces during Batman Forever
, but Bat-nipples, “cool party!”, and Alfred making a skin-tight costume for his niece was just too much for the series to survive.
Nowadays, if reviewers savage a film, the cast and crew come out and defend it. They say things like ‘we made this for the fans,