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Batman & Robin (1997)
« on: August 03, 2012, 08:31:31 am »

What's funny is that out of all the Batman films for my Bats Marathon: Batman, Batman Returns and Batman Forever, it was Batman & Robin that I was looking forward to the most. Why? Well, over the years this movie has become "legendary" for being one of, if not THE worst Superhero movie of all time. Personally, I've never seen this. For starters, I wrote off the Batman franchise after seeing Batman Forever in the theaters. So I had no desire to see this one and with all the negative reviews about B&R over the years, I just stayed away. Till now....

Sure, I would see bits and pieces while channel surfing, but it would never hold my interest longer than a minute before I moved onto something else. So, is this as bad as it's been made to be? In a word....Yes. This is a horrible movie. Not just a horrible Batman movie or a Superhero movie, but a horrible movie no matter what genre it is. This is Campy multiplied by infinity. There are so many things wrong here and it was a chore to watch this in one sitting. It actually took 15 hours. I started watching this yesterday around 6pm and just now got finished with it.

There is no need to talk about 'nipple gate'. It's been talked about for years and....Okay, I gotta throw in my 2 cents on the subject matter. If you are going to give both Batman and Robin nipples, then you better damn well do the same for Batgirl. But I guess that's asking way to much of Joel Schumacher since he was so preoccupied with designing Codpieces that were bigger than the Batmobile to even care about having some form of continuity with the nipples on each costume. Okay, enough on that.

I'm a big fan of George Clooney, but he was seriously miscast here. Whether he was on screen as Bruce Wayne or Batman, all I could see in the role was Danny Ocean. He just was not good in this at all. Chris O'Donell as Robin was a whiny little b*tch and extremely annoying here. Alicia Silverstone was wasted in the role of Batgirl, but in spite of no nipples on her costume, she did look good. But that's about it. Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy was horrible. I love her in most things, just not in this. But the worst offender of them all was Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze. But to be fair, he can only read the words that were written for him by the screenwriter. But he should have used his muscle in at least voicing his opinion and asking why every other line in the script was basically a catch-phrase. You get one or two per Arnold movie and they are usually very memorable (I'll be back and Hasta la vista, baby). But here, it was nothing BUT one-liners and they all sucked.

How can you really take this movie seriously when they took everything about what made Batman cool and then  s h i t  on it. Schumacher took one of the coolest villains in the Batman mythos and turned him into a walking punchline. Why would you have Bane driving and chauffeuring Poison Ivy? Why would you have Bane dressed up in a Monkey Suit? Why would you have Bane wearing a trench-coat and a fedora on top of his costume as if that's going to "hide" his identity? If I had to describe this movie in one sentence or less, it would be "Batman The Ice Capades: Batman & Robin on Ice". Opening the movie with B&R ice skating was the worst thing they could do. Not really, the worst was yet to come.

This is a Skip all the way. It gets one star just for the fact that I got through the movie. It gets a half star bump because Alicia at least looked good in leather.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2012, 08:44:08 am by Chiprocks1 »
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Re: Batman & Robin (1997)
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 08:32:02 am »
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Re: Batman & Robin (1997)
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 08:41:07 am »
Normally I don't post Screencaps for any movie that is 2 Stars or less. But, most people aren't going to ever watch this and they certainly will not want to sit through 15 hours of trying to finish it. So, you can now skim the Screencaps in 5 seconds. You're welcome, b*itches!
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Re: Batman & Robin (1997)
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2012, 09:12:13 am »
and I thought the previous Batman sucked. Could not believe what I was watching. These two films pretty much made my spine crooked and set a precedence for hating super hero movies.

I think I've discovered what the core of my dislike is. I don't understand the costume aspect. I could go into more detail, but that's pretty much it.
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Re: Batman & Robin (1997)
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2012, 10:07:42 am »
hahahahaha

agreed.

I will say your stills and screen shot selection are at least kind of cool....but the movie was unwatchable.


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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2012, 01:59:41 pm »
The Screencaps are the best thing about the movie.....no sound!!
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Re: Batman & Robin (1997)
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2012, 02:04:39 pm »
You need to Chill!!

Tonight, hell freezes over!

Ice to see you!

What killed the dinosaurs? The Ice Age!

In this universe, there's only one absolute... everything freezes!

Cool party!

Allow me to break the ice.

The Ice Man cometh!

Stay cool, Birdboy.

Freeze in hell, Batman!

I'm seriously shocked that Vanilla Ice didn't try and get Ice, Ice Baby onto the soundtrack.
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Re: Batman & Robin (1997)
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2012, 03:23:14 pm »
WTF, those are actual lines from the movie.

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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2012, 03:24:49 pm »
WTF, those are actual lines from the movie.

Yup.
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Re: Batman & Robin (1997)
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2012, 03:40:05 pm »
hahahahahahaahahahahahahahaha

I thought Uma Thurman was even worse...at least as an "actor"


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Re: Batman & Robin (1997)
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2012, 03:46:26 pm »
Nothing wrong with wanting to fool with 'Mother Nature'. I'd bang her in a bush....or on a grassy knoll.
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Re: Batman & Robin (1997)
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2012, 04:12:03 pm »
OK, we need to stop talking about, around, inside out of this movie.

You already littered my brain with visuals and words
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Re: Batman & Robin (1997)
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2012, 04:53:57 pm »
Mr. Freeze


Mac, you're a stone-cold chiller.




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Re: Batman & Robin (1997)
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2012, 06:38:25 pm »
Prometheus!

No

Wait

Gahhhhhhh
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Re: Batman & Robin (1997)
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2014, 07:47:55 am »
Top 10 Films That Derailed The Franchise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhGnNQBmaSs

Called it before even watching it! Easiest pick ever.
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