Originally Posted by Senator Pleasury
Well, this is a movie where Batman feels intimidated by a bimbo.
Chase was far from a bimbo, being a professional criminal psychologist. That made her the perfect ally and love interest for Bruce, due to his constantly-tortured nature.
On the whole, I think the 1989 original and "Forever" both struck a great balance between darkness and fun. "Returns" swung completely to the psychotic side, while "Batman & Robin" went to extreme camp.