The superhero sequel –– which was directed by Joel Schumacher and saw George Clooney replace Val Kilmer as the Caped Crusader –– was critically panned on its release in 1997, and has had further embarrassment to its name after landing the unwanted title in a poll by film bible Empire magazine.
Despite box office success, the movie –– which cost £90m to make and also starred Chris O’Donnell and Uma Thurman ––was criticised for its camp superhero suits which had nipples and an almost farcical script.
Empire magazine stated the comic book adventure had “become a byword for franchise-killing and bad movie-making”.
Clooney has previously admitted the film wasn’t very good, but had no regrets about starring in it because it was the big screen break which led to more starring roles.
He said: “I don’t regret anything. With hindsight it’s easy to look back at Batman and Robin and go, ‘Woah! That was really bad.’ ”
Batman and Robin received almost three times as many votes as the next entry, which was John Travolta’s sci-fi movie Battlefield Earth –– which is based on the novel of the same name by L Ron Hubbard, the creator of Scientology, the bizarre faith which Travolta is a follower of.
Mike Myers’ comedy The Love Guru – which “won” three Razzies in 2009 for Worst Picture, Worst Actor for Myers and Worst Screenplay –– came third place, while spoof Epic Movie came fifth.
The top 10 bad movies, according to Empire magazine:
1. Batman and Robin
2. Battlefield Earth
3. The Love Guru
4. Raise The Titanic
5. Epic Movie
6. Heaven’s Gate
7. Sex Lives Of The Potato Men
8. The Happening
9. Highlander II: The Quickening
10. The Room –– Breakingnews.