Schwarzenegger in "Batman and Robin"

<b>Miss: “Batman and Robin”</b>(1987)<br>
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After <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000767" title="Tim Burton" href="/topic/entertainment/tim-burton-PECLB000767.topic">Tim Burton</a>’s weirdly dark “Batman Returns,” Warner Bros. entrusted the franchise to <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003640" title="Joel Schumacher" href="/topic/entertainment/joel-schumacher-PECLB003640.topic">Joel Schumacher</a>. 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 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001030" title="George Clooney" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/george-clooney-PECLB001030.topic">George Clooney</a>’s 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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( Warner Bros. / June 18, 1997 )

Miss: “Batman and Robin”(1987)

After Tim Burton’s 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 Clooney’s 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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