This is an interesting film for me, because when this came out I was…nine, ten years old, and I remember liking it, if only just because Batman was in it, and Batman automatically makes everything awesome. While I don’t know if it was in rotation as much as, say, the Burton movies, the Schumacker films and even the '66 movie were in rotation when I would watch movies as a kid.
But then after a while, probably just before Batman Begins came out, I was also in that prime age group where you look at a movie like Batman and Robin as “bEtRaYaL,” “if it’s not dark and gritty, it’s not Batman,” and “it’s bad because nipples on the batsuit!” That last one is interesting because while it is certainly an…interesting design decision, I think for a lot of people at the time there was also a twinge of homophobia involved with how Batman and Robin were portrayed at points.
Now? While it’s not the kind of Batman story I gravitate toward, I can appreciate it for what it is. Looking forward to watching it with you guys.