WHAT WAS GOOD?
To explain what was good about Batman Forever it's probably best to explain what came before it, namely 1992's Batman Returns.
Batman Returns was a fantastic film (arguably one of the best Bat-films) however upon its release the movie was deemed too dark for kids and its box-office take was less than half of 1989's Batman. So for the third outing, Warner Bros (the studio behind the Bat-films) ordered up a much lighter take on the franchise. Enter Batman Forever!
The film toned down the angst, injected more superheroic action and the end result was a highly enjoyable adventure that made Batman more accessible to the movie-going audience.
SO HERE'S WHAT WAS GOOD...
Val Kilmer filled Michael Keaton's shoes admirably, making Batman's alter-ego Bruce Wayne sexy for the first time (sorry Michael), whilst Kidman provided just the right amount of zing for the male half of the audience.
WHAT WAS BAD?
Well.... depending on whether or not you liked Joel Schumacher's lighter approach to the Bat-mythology you could easily argue that everything was bad. The OTT performances, the humour, the introduction of Robin... there was much to dislike if you couldn't embrace this version of Batman.