This is a really bad movie. It’s got an o. k. storyline for a comic book film but it’s treated with a kind of ponderous seriousness that spoils the fun of a comic book film. It has some good design and effects work, and Michael Caine gives an appealing performance as Alfred the butler.


Unfortunately it’s staged and shot so clumsily that you rarely have a clear idea of the spaces the characters are inhabiting or what exactly is going on in them. The frenetic editing seems to have been deliberately designed to disguise or distract attention from the amateurish staging and shot making, but it doesn’t. Nothing could.