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
The original title for this film was originally going to be "Batman: Triumphant", which also would be the name of the film that would follow this one, but ultimately shelved because of the box-office failure of "Batman & Robin". The title was changed due to Chris O'Donnell's popularity as Robin in the previous film Batman Forever (1995). See more »
Freeze smokes a cigar in one scene, which, given the state of his altered biology, he shouldn't be able to do. See more »
Brother, dear... I heard you were blue!
Arkham Asylum Guard:
Don't mind us, ma'am. You can speak freely!
[Poison Ivy blows a cloud of lovedust in his face]
Oh I don't mind you at all!
[she blows a second cloud into the second guard's face]
[walking and talking with the guards in tow]
Men! The most *absurd* of God's creatures!
We give you life... and we can take it away *just* as easily!
Arkham Asylum Guard, Arkham Asylum Guard:
[putting a hand on the second guard's face]
I really *am* to die for...
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The opening Warner Bros. logo re-shapes itself to form an ice-covered Batman logo. See more »
How did the Batman series begin so well and come to this? OK, none of the films are masterpieces, but this one is insulting. Anyone who paid to see it should join a class action to recover damages against the filmmakers.
Lousy acting from great actors. And some of the worst -- perhaps the worst -- set design ever. The plot is a grab bag, literally. A little of this, a little of that. No particular rationale behind any of it. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall as the cast watched the film. Every single one must have thought, "It can't get any worse than this."
The most amazing thing of all: Director Joel Schumacher has actually been entrusted with directing jobs after this.
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