Batman and Robin is what I call comic book film. It's a live action animated film. All the stuff you'd easily accept in a comic and cartoon is in there.
Exactly! I also see the movie as a homage to the 60s Batman TV series. I also think there is some good character development underneath all the campy corn.
Batman historian (and producer) Michael Uslan agrees with you. And so do I.
Batman & Robin is nowhere near the best Batman movie, but it's not complete garbage either.