There's a good reason this film is regarded by many as the worst superhero
movie ever made. In addition to Clooney, Joel Schumacher cast Arnold Schwarzenegger as a scientist turned baddie ... more
and O'Donnell and Silverstone to play the Boy Wonder and Batgirl.
Plenty of too-old actors have been cast in too-young roles before. (O'Donnell
was 27 at the time; at least Silverstone was 21.) But these two were so wooden
and unconvincing they made their television counterparts Burt Ward and Yvonne Craig (from the over-the-top '60s-era
version) look like master thespians. It's called "acting," you two!