Batman must battle former district attorney Harvey Dent, who is now Two-Face and Edward Nygma, The Riddler with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.
Batman and Robin are back working side-by-side to stop the villains of Gotham City, but is there tension appearing between them, especially when one villainess who calls herself Poison Ivy can make anyone fall in love with her...literally. Along with Poison Ivy, the icy Mr. Freeze is freezing anything which gets in his way from achieving his goal. Written by
Arnold Schwarzenegger felt that his character was good, liked the Joel Schumacher non-Batman films, and was already doing Eraser (1996) for Warner. He added that "it's always easy to be smug in hindsight" when the movie turns out to be worse than expected. See more »
When Poison Ivy arrives at the Gotham Charity Flower Ball, the length of her hair changes throughout the scene. See more »
[checking out the Batmobile]
I want a car. Chicks dig the car.
This is why Superman works alone.
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The opening Warner Bros. logo re-shapes itself to form an ice-covered Batman logo. See more »
I can't help it, but I would take "funny" over "dark" every day and twice on Sundays. I recently purchased "The Dark Knight" on DVD, but in some way I regret it, and I am pretty sure that I will watch "Batman & Robin" again before giving 2008's Batman a re-run. That dark stuff just doesn't cut it for me, I don't care how many people rated "The Dark Knight" 8.9 out of 10. "B&R" is entertaining if you don't take the movie (or maybe yourself) too seriously. And that's what I remember about reading DC comics in the sixties: it was fun. "The Governor" as Mr Freeze alone is worth the price of the DVD (probably now around five dollars), because he takes the term "camp" to levels nobody dared to think of, which is fine by me since he's just a comic book villain. No masterpiece, but certainly not as bad as most of the other reviewers have stated.
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