Listen, Bat-fans: as bad as you think Ben Affleck might be—and I'm reserving judgment— the next on-screen version of Bruce Wayne won't be as bad as Batman & Robin. It… it can't be.

This is the longest Cinema Sins yet because, egads, there is a wealth of material in the 1997 superhero flick. Oh sure, with three good-to-great Batman movies in recent memory, we can be all relaxed about how the Dark Knight gets portrayed in film. But some of us lived through the wretched Schumacher Era with its latex nipples and self-loathing subtext. This pain will never go away. Watch and remember.