3,5 I don't understand why this film is so overlooked. It is a totally crazy film, a psychedelic and continously over-the-top (acting, cinematography, narrative) "object" that today would be impossibile to even think about. Honestly, I prefer the madness of Schumacher style than the impersonal and flat Nolan's Batman.
Caught somewhere between the Expressionist aesthetic of the Tim Burton films and the day-glo camp of Schumacher's own follow-up, "Batman Forever" is a nigh unwatchable Frankenstein's monster of a superhero film. Jim Carrey, oft-criticized for playing the Riddler as a Living Color sketch, is one of the few entertaining aspects of the movie considering he's the only one who appears to be having fun with the material.
I recently skimmed through bits and pieces of this film after having not seen it since I was eight. It was terrible back then and it's terrible now. Easily one of the worst films I've ever seen. Practically intolerable.
2.25 stars. As my partner said, "All sizzle, no sausage". I really would have expected Beefcake Thunderbirds to be more fun. Haircuts alone are not a good enough reason for a film of this budget to exist. Jim Carrey is the only performer who strikes the right note, matching the art direction for bone-headed bombast. For a film with so much razzle-dazzle it really is a slog. Watch 'Nightmare on Elm Street 2' instead.