Video: I have no qualms with admitting that I’m a Batman Forever apologist. Scratch that. A Batman Forever celebrator. It’s batshit (heh) insane and genuinely my favourite Batman film to date.
That appreciation has never quite extended to Batman & Robin. While I perhaps don’t revile it as much as many, many people out there – it was perhaps a step too far for me.
There’s a lot wrong with that movie, even beyond of Mr. Freeze’s puns. But some of it can be explained when you dig a little deeper.
And that’s exactly what Mikey Neumann has done in his latest video – A Eulogy For Batman & Robin. He takes a look at some of the decisions and circumstances that let to Batman & Robin to be one of the most mocked mainstream films of all time. Some of it is quite normal stuff, and other anecdotes are downright insane.
I don’t want to spoil anything, but you’ll get to hear about a mouth full of battery acid and Cuban cigars from Jon Bon Jovi, amongst other things.
I think Neumann says it best himself. “Once you know why this rickety drawbridge of heinous decisions was made, it’s suddenly the most watchable comedy you’ll see this year.”
And with that, I think I’m going to have to give the movie another watch.
You can enjoy his full ‘eulogy’ below.