You know, I was supposed to write this weeks ago. I even told Korey how this was going to be the start of a new series in which I review "bad" movies from a fresh perspective. However, I never got around to it, but all that's over now. It's time to stay true to my word. And. Here. We. Go.....
Like everybody else, I've spent most of my years hating this movie and yet, I've always been curious to see it again. I got my chance a few weeks back when it aired on the Cartoon Network and watched it. You know what? I didn't hate it.
Now, please don't misunderstand me here. This movie really is terrible. There's just no getting around that fact. But instead of getting all angry and bitter, I found myself amused by the ridiculousness of it all. It sucks, but man is it funny. The fact that they took any of this seriously is hilarious. Honestly, what were they thinking? Nothing about this movie works if you try to take it seriously, but it's quite enjoyable as a piece of ridiculous camp.
The acting? Well, everyone pretty much sucks except for, oddly enough, Arnold Schwarzenegger who seems to be the only actor besides Michael Gough (who I'll get to in a minute) who knows he's in a bad film and just decides to run with it and be as crazy as possible. As a result, he's the most entertaining aspect of the film. Sadly, the same can't be said for Gough who I usually love as Alfred. He's a great actor, but you can tell his heart's not really into it. Like I wrote before, he knows he's in a sucky ass movie and he'd rather be somewhere else. His only good scene involves him and Clooney talking about Bruce Wayne wanting to control fate. It's actually a well acted scene by both parties and I can't help but think that someone else besides Joel Schumacher directed it. Too bad that's the only one.
Well, that's it. I know it's a bit short, but I need to go to bed and I really wanted to do this now while it was on my mind. Besides, there wasn't much to say that hasn't already been said before.