Batman & Robin

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Year of Release: 1997

Genre: Comic Book

Related To/Remake Of: Batman (1989), Batman Returns, Batman Forever

Directed By: Joel Schumacher

Music By: Elliot Goldenthal

Starring: George Clooney (as Bruce Wayne/Batman), Chris O’Donnell (as Dick Grayson/Robin), Uma Thurman (at Dr. Pamela Isley/Poison Ivy), Arnold Schwarzenegger (as Dr. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze), Alicia Silverstone (as Barbara Wilson/Batgirl), and Michael Gough (as Alfred Pennyworth)

Basic Plot: Mr. Freeze wants to turn Gotham in to the Arctic, and Poison Ivy wants to turn it in to a greenhouse.  It’s up to Batman and Robin (along with new sidekick Batgirl) to try and stop them.  In the melodrama department, Bruce needs to learn how to trust others, Dick needs to learn to be more mature, and Alfred is dying.

Rating (Out of 4): 0

Pros: The last of the Batman movies directed by Joel Schumacher.  Pretty much nothing else.

Cons: Where to begin?  Horribly cartoony sound effects?  Check.  Overall bad acting (particularly from Alicia Silverstone) along with a moronic script seemingly written by a five-year-old?  Check.  Ludicrous action scenes which make absolutely no sense, even within the confines of a comic book movie?  Check.  Set designs that make Gotham look like a cross between Las Vegas and Time Square?  Check.  And, finally, completely unnecessary nipples on the Batsuit?  Check.

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