I recently revisited the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy. Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises were all great. It might be my favourite trilogy not starring Mark Hamill.
I remember the Batman buzz during the summer of '89. Tim Burton's Batman didn't disappoint this 15-year old, and the sequel Batman Returns was also pretty good. Burton's Batmans weren't as good as Nolan's Batmans, but it was still quality cinema.
I didn't care for Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever. I think I just missed the darkness of Burton's movies. When Batman & Robin came out in '97, I had no interest. I never did see that movie.
Apparently, I didn't miss anything. It sounds like it was awful. Here's a great glimpse into what went wrong...