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Batman & Robin (1997)

 -  Action  -  20 June 1997 (USA)
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Batman & Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

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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 FilmFanUk

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freeze | gotham | disease | illness | sidekick | See more »

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Strength. Courage. Honor. And loyalty. On June 20, it ALL comes together...

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Rated PG-13 for strong stylized action and some innuendos | See all certifications »

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Batman 4  »

Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$42,872,606 (USA) (20 June 1997)

Gross:

$107,285,004 (USA) (19 September 1997)
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At the auction, Batman pulls out his credit card. Its "good until" date reads FOREVER. See more »

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Before and during the final confrontation at Gotham Observatory, Robin is wearing a batsuit with a silver "Robin" logo across it. But when they return to Wayne Mansion and Batman inserts the blue phials into Alfred's drip, Robin's wearing his old batsuit with the red 'Robin' logo on it. See more »

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Poison Ivy: Brother, dear... I heard you were blue!
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[Poison Ivy blows a cloud of lovedust in his face]
Poison Ivy: Oh I don't mind you at all!
[she blows a second cloud into the second guard's face]
Poison Ivy: [walking and talking with the guards in tow] Men! The most *absurd* of God's creatures!
Poison Ivy: We give you life... and we can take it away *just* as easily!
Arkham Asylum GuardArkham Asylum Guard: [sarcasticly] Right. Whatever!
[laughs]
Poison Ivy: [putting a hand on the second guard's face] I really *am* to die for...
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Crazy Credits

The opening Warner Bros. logo re-shapes itself to form an ice-covered Batman logo. See more »

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Soundtracks

Poison Ivy
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Produced by Jai Winding
Performed by Meshell Ndegeocello and 'Jacob Carducci' (uncredited)
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I really can't believe Joel did this
19 September 2002 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Batman & Robin, the big summer movie of 1997, I remember seeing this in the theater when I was 12 and even then I wasn't impressed. But when I was more grown up, I watched this film again, I figured since I loved the 3 previous Batman films, why not give this one another shot? Now, seeing this movie once again, I can understand the low rating on IMDb, this movie was just a pathetic attempt at merchandising Batman and making an over the top action movie that really had nothing to do with Batman. The casting was just oh, so plain wrong. We have Arnold Schwartzenegger as Dr. Freeze?! Not to mention the accent, the character was just someone you felt like you could laugh off. Alicia Silverstone as Batgirl, she was alright, but again, questionable casting since she seemed out of place. Now, George Clooney?! I couldn't believe how Val Kilmer got complained about, but George Clooney I can see why. He was just the most awkward Batman ever and didn't fit the role at all, he was only used for his popularity.

Batman is living it up with his bachelor lifestyle, but Robin is a bit upset that he is living under Batman's shadow and wishes to be the star. Alfred is becoming very sick and needs serious help; his niece, Barbara comes to his aid and hopes to help him and stays with Bruce Wayne. Dr. Freeze is our new villain and is looking for a cure for his wife who is frozen until he can find a cure for her, he also is intending for the world to pay for what has happened to him and his wife for some reason. Dr. Pamela Isley is a plant scientist/right activist and while her boss sees her finding out more than she needs to know about an experiment on his version of Frankenstien, named Bang, he "kills" her with her plants. But the plants chemicals have an effect on her and actually make her into Poisen Ivy. She and Freeze team up to take over Gothem and of course to split Batman and Robin forever, oh yeah, then kill them I guess.

Batman & Robin was really beyond over the top, the costumes were a bit silly and the story was just too family friendly. This is Batman, the Dark Knight, it's not meant to be this bright and so crazy. I couldn't believe Joel did this, I really wish I could get past this, I know he's going to get a bad rap for this film for the rest of his career. The acting was just stupid and not true to Batman at all. The problem here was that the story and setting just had nothing to do with what Batman truly is and was just an excuse to spend stupid money. Please, don't watch this film if you love Batman, or you'll be sorry.

2/10


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