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Batman & Robin (1997)

PG-13  |   |  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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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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20 June 1997 (USA)  »

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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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Last Batman film viewed by Batman creator Bob Kane. He would die one year after the release of this film. This is also the last film which Kane worked as project consultant. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bruce Wayne: I'm going after Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy, "alone".
Dick Grayson: Alone?
Bruce Wayne: That's right, Dick. I want them so much, I can taste it.
Dick Grayson: What? Nobody can face them but the big, bad bat?
Bruce Wayne: It's Poison Ivy too. She has us fighting over her.
Dick Grayson: Yeah right. You're just saying that so I can't kiss her, is that it.
Bruce Wayne: Listen dick, it's a poisonous kiss.
Dick Grayson: A poisonous kiss? You don't understand. She understands how I feel.
Bruce Wayne: She has clouded your mind and you're not thinking straight.
Dick Grayson: I "am" thinking straight. For the first time in a ...
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I ask you God, what have we done to deserve this?
8 December 2003 | by (Co Down, Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

This is hands down the worst film ever made in the history of the existence of the universe. There have been some bad films made but this is a travesty. It is hard to believe that money was spent to make this. It could have been used on something else (charity I suppose). I was 12 when I went to see this and it broke my heart. Batman was my favorite comic book and character when I was a kid and this film broke my spirit. The excellence of the Tim Burton/Michael Keaton films are long gone. The dark emotional center and development of the hero and the villains is sidelined for action sequences, action sequences and some more action sequences, some of them incorporating the worst CGI and model work ever seen on film.

The casting itself had to the potential to make a good film. George Clooney could have made a great Batman (square jawed, popular with the ladies), the only thing going against him being that can be too laid back (maybe with a better script he could do the darker material). Uma Thurman is perfect for Poison Ivy. She is a good looking yet quirky actress, but you wouldn't know it by the emphasis on camp context and innuendo in this film. Arnie is maybe a little miscast as Mr Freeze, but he does well getting a chance to use some 'great' puns, but someone who can come across as more evil would have been better. Then there is Chris O'Donnell and Alicia Silverstone as Robin and Batgirl. Let's just say more charisma can come from a line of fridge freezers with nothing in them. The only decent performance comes from Michael Gough as Alfred, only one of two actors to have appeared in all four films. His performance is wonderful in this otherwise mess of a film.

The blame for this disaster can be laid at the hands of Joel Schumacher. His direction misplaced and his intentions misguided. He may have redeemed himself with Phone Booth, but he will always be the man who destroyed Batman in my eyes.


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