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Batman & Robin [1997] (2 discs)

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Director:Joel Schumacher
Writer:Akiva Goldsman
Composer:Elliot Goldenthal
Length:125 minutes
(2 hours 5 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Graphic Novel
IMDB Rating:3.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:12%
Amazon Rating:2.0/5 stars
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  • Dark Comedy
  • Fantasy
  • Kids
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Synopsis: Poison Ivy and Mister Freeze turn up in Gotham and join forces to turn Gotham into the largest walk-in freezer in the world. Somebody call Guinness.


Reaction: This rushed outing for the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder takes the tongue-in-cheek campy humor a bit too far and very much encapsulates the Batman from the 1960's series.


Personal Rating: 4/10


Highlights
"Why is it that all the beautiful ones are homicidal maniacs? Is it me?"

Select Cast and Crew
Joel Schumacher => Director
Akiva Goldsman => Writer
Elliot Goldenthal => Composer
Bob Kane => Characters
Alicia Silverstone => Batgirl / Barbara Wilson
Arnold Schwarzenegger => Mr. Freeze / Dr. Victor Fries
Chris O'Donnell => Dick Grayson / Robin
Coolio => Banker
Elizabeth Sanders => Gossip Gerty
Elle Macpherson => Julie Madison
Eric Lloyd => Young Bruce Wayne
George Clooney => Bruce Wayne / Batman
Jack Betts => Party Guest
Jeep Swenson => Bane
Jesse Ventura => Arkham Asylum Guard
Joe Sabatino => Frosty
John Glover => Dr. Jason Woodrue
Jon Simmons => Young Alfred Pennyworth
Kimberly Scott => Observatory Associate
Michael Gough => Alfred Pennyworth
Michael Paul Chan => Observatory Scientist
Pat Hingle => Commissioner James Gordon
Uma Thurman => Dr. Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy
Vendela Kirsebom Thomessen => Nora Fries
Vivica A. Fox => Ms. B. Haven

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Val Kilmer was ask if he wanted to play Batman again but by his own admission, was not interested.
  • Anthony Hopkins was also considered for the role of Mr. Freeze.
  • Joel Schumacher once said in an interview that if Arnold Schwarzenegger had not wanted to play Mr. Freeze, Sylvester Stallone was his second choice.
  • Hulk Hogan was Joel Schumacher's third choice to play Mr. Freeze.
  • Batgirl had a full-head costume designed for her much like Batman's (complete with pointy ears) in this movie, but it was rejected in favor of letting Alicia Silverstone's hair flow freely (except in one scene where she wears it as a crash helmet). Batgirl action figures designed for the movie reflect the full-head costume, before the toy makers were informed of the change.
  • Anthony Hopkins, who was one of Joel Schumacher's other choices for Mr. Freeze, was also considered for the role of Alfred in Batman Begins.
  • One of three movies to feature two future United States Governors acting in the same film. Jesse Ventura, elected Governor in Minnesota in 1998, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, elected Governor of California in 2003. (The other two films were Predator, and The Running Man. All three of these movies featured Ventura and Schwarzenegger.)
  • George Clooney injured his lower leg playing basketball, while shooting Batman & Robin. Because of this, he needed to cut the boot off of the Bat-suit in order to wear a cast. You can tell when his leg was injured from his limping while inside the freeze rocket.
  • In an interview the cast members were asked what item from filming they would like to take home with them. Arnold Schwarzenegger said that he would be taking Mr. Freeze's armor home, Uma Thurman said that she wanted Ivy's floral throne, and Elle Macpherson said that she just wanted a cap or something with the "Batman & Robin" logo before anyone else. When asked, George Clooney said he wanted Elle Macpherson.
  • Rated #5 in Entertainment Weekly's Top 25 Worst Sequels Ever Made.