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What are Bat-Nipples?
You might be wondering that if you took a gander at REL’s post. If you already know what they are, you probably had a good chuckle as I did.
For those who aren’t “in the know,” here’s a bit of Batman movie history for you.
After making two great Batman movies, Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), director Tim Burton departed from the franchise. A director by the name of Joel Schumacher took the helm of the Bat-Boat and charted a course for campy crap land.
Batman Forever (1995) … something was off about this Batman. The costume had some odd and extremely obvious rubber nipples… but the movie wasn’t too awful.
Then came Batman & Robin (1997), and what a steaming pile of crap that movie was.
I’m not exaggerating, this movie was a special kind of bad. If you haven’t seen it, count your blessings. In order to save you some pain, and maybe get a few laughs at Mr. Schumacher’s expense, I present to you, Batman & Robin condensed down to 10 minutes (The maximum allowable dosage of Batman & Robin according to FDA guidelines… this video actually really funny):
Not only was the movie terrible on an epic level, but along with all of the camp, bad writing, acting, costumes, and editing, the Bat-Nipples were back, and bigger than ever. To top it off, Mr. Schumacher’s ultra tight shots of the character’s chests, crotches, and rear-ends only served to underscore the significance of these oddities.
Bat-Nipples and Batman & Robin in general have been a punch-line in the geek community ever since.
To top all of this off, Mr. Schumacher actually ended up apologizing fans for Batman & Robin:
Sometimes sorry isn’t good enough Mr Schumacher.