Miss: Batman and Robin(1987) After Tim Burtons weirdly dark Batman Returns, Warner Bros. entrusted the franchise to Joel Schumacher. His Batman Forever was a lighter, more colorful take on the series, but Batman & Robin was a live-action cartoon. Gone were any attempts at seriousness, and instead, audiences had Arnold, in what looked to be a blue-tinted plastic outfit, staring down George Clooneys Batman with pun after pun (allow me to break the ice). If any positives came from the film, it was that the Batman franchise went on hiatus before Christopher Nolan brought a darker vigilante back in 2005 with Batman Begins.
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