I'm legitimately starting to think actively hating on Batman & Robin is the same as actively hating on Silver Age stuff: more and more becoming a relic of the past. Like, I remember back in 2000s, whenever old Daredevil comics came up in discussions, people always unironically dissed on Stiltman. "Lol a man on stilts that's so laaaame". I really can't imagine anyone here doing the same now, probably because in 2000s a lot of people liked edge more than camp. Same for Batman & Robin. I recently saw a video on a review channel I'd used to watch, "Cinematic Excrement" IIRC. It was a fucking review of Batman & Robin. In 2018. And the only thing I could think was: "uhh, okay?"
This also weirdly parallels with Nostalgia Critic and his type of reviews and jokes. People liked them in 2000s, but now a lot of those seem dated, stale and tryhard. Once again, probably due to the fact that a lot more people in the comic book community seem to embrace camp rather than swear it off. Consider that for a while, his trademark joke was raging about the concept of a bat credit card existing. Today, it doesn't really seem like anything worth bitching about, especially in the context of the movie.