By Bob Strauss
Updated July 28, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT

Like a remora clinging to the underbelly of a 20-ton whale, this kick-and-punch bruiser picks up considerable mileage from the box-office-busting success of Batman Forever — though, since it’s not a tie-in, unsuspecting players may be confused by the appearance of the Joker, the Mad Hatter, and Scarecrow. Batman &amp Robin does, however, have one thing in common with the movie: The premise is nothing new, but the producers throw in enough state-of-the-art explosions, sound effects, and jujitsu posturing that sometimes you actually come close to having fun. C+