Clooney fully admits to being the worst Batman in history.
I thought Kilmer was OK, but he was one of my favorite actors at the time. I mean, this was around the time of Tombstone, Ghost in the Darkness, and The Saint. Also, I don't think Batman Forever's awfulness wasn't fully noticeable until Batman & Robin came out, plus it had Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey which helped it a little. Of course I was like 11/12 when it came out, but even then I remember it being a little over the top.