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Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998)

Unrated | | Animation, Action, Crime | Video 17 March 1998
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When Mr. Freeze, desperate to save his dying wife, kidnaps Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) as an involuntary organ donor, Batman and Robin must find her before the operation can begin.

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Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)
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Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze (voice)
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Dick Grayson / Robin (voice)
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Dr. Gregory Belson (voice)
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Commissioner James 'Jim' Gordon (voice) (as Bob Hastings)
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Veronica Vreeland (voice)
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Dean Arbagast (voice)
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WGBS Reporter Summer Gleeson (voice)
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Lieutenant Renee Montoya (voice)
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Mr. Freeze is living in the arctic with his cryogenically-frozen wife. When a submarine destroys her containment capsule, he has to find someone to "donate" a new heart for her. His search turns up one donor with the right blood type: Barbara (Batgirl) Gordon. Her kidnapping sends Batman and Robin on a hurried chase to free her in time. Written by Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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The numerous addresses shown within the film place Gotham City withing the state of New York, and all phone-number area codes and ZIP codes correspond to New York City. New York City was one of the original inspirations for Gotham City. See more »

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When Bruce uses the computer in the hospital to search the blood donors, in a wide-shot he clicks "send email" with the mouse. In the next close-up, the cursor is back to the original point, and he then moves the mouse, but now to click "search organ donors". See more »

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Richard 'Dick' Grayson: Thank you, Alfred. I don't know what we would do without you.
Alfred Pennyworth: Frankly, neither do I.
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sure, compared to Batman & Robin it's quite good...
30 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

This doesn't necessarily put Subzero, a straight-to-video release about Mr. Freeze's ongoing attempts to resurrect his wife, into the pantheon of great Batman animated movies. When comparing to Mask of the Phantasm or even Batman/Superman, it's nowhere near as ambitious. It's actually kind of run-of-the-mill in its storytelling, with some solid peril as Batman and Robin try and crack the mystery behind Batgirl/Barbara Bordon's kidnapping, but some lackluster animation. When the filmmakers try to inject some computer animation into some sequences, like with some of the chase scenes or the ones up in the arctic, they completely fall flat. And the romantic entangling we see Dick Grayson and Barara get into is weak as well. Only when the animators stick to what works best on the TV series, and when we get a few moments of pure Batman action, does the movie strike any decent ground.

It's maybe worth seeing once, mostly if you're big into Batman or the series (hey, who can resist Kevin Conroy voicing Batman?), but its appeal isn't one for repeat viewings, save if you're really young and don't care either way.


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