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
This movie was such a bomb, and ruined so many careers, there's actually a "Batman's Curse" associated with it: Chris O'Donnell, Alicia Silverstone and Joel Schumacher all went into serious career slumps after this movie. The only survivors were Arnold Schwarzenegger, and George Clooney who was starring on ER (1994) at the time and was able to springboard from this to other box office hits, A-list actor stardom and Oscar winning status. See more »
During Ivy-Batgirl fight, Ivy's double is clearly seen. See more »
One more giant diamond of this size, then my freeze engine will be complete. Aah. First, I will freeze the city, then I will hold Gotham ransom. Unless the city bows for my demands, it's winter forever in Gotham. The city fathers will have no choice but to give me the billions I need to complete my research, then I can find the cure.
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The opening Warner Bros. logo re-shapes itself to form an ice-covered Batman logo. See more »
I've rated several hundred movies on IMDB, and overall, I go easy on them. Most of the so-so ones get a 5 or 6. A movie has to be pretty bad to get a 4 or 3 from me. And movies with a 2 are simply, awful, awful movies.
I have saved the rating of 1 exclusively for Batman and Robin, for I'm pretty sure no movie could possibly suck more.
Normally, when I walk into a theatre with low expectations for some movie, this gives the movie an advantage since I've basically lowered the bar for it. I held low expectations for Jurassic Park, but ended up being surprisingly entertained.
Batman and Robin failed completely to meet even the rock-bottom expectations I held for it when I saw it.
The script is a complete wreck. The jokes are an insult to your intelligence. The acting isn't especially bad, but then again, very little is required of the actors. The action sequences are confusing and incoherent.
If you're a Batman fan, then you will hate what Joel Shoemaker did in this film. His bastardization of Bane pretty much kills any possibility of a Knightfall-based movie. If you're not a big Batman fan, you'll just hate this movie just because it's so freakin' stupid.
Any pros? Well, I've read some reviews that say the sets are beautifully constructed. Personally, I thought the sets were ok, but hardly anything special. Nothing that couldn't by done with lots of construction paper and elmer's glue.
So, no, there aren't really any pros.
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