#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: Batman and Robin deal with relationship issues while preventing Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from attacking Gotham City.
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_Batman & Robin_ is fun in exactly one way: Fun to laugh at. It’s terrible, God is it terrible, but it’s terrible in that right kind of way. Doesn’t stop it from being terrible, but does make it worth watching.
Joel Schumacher delivers us the final nail in the lid of Batman’s coffin with none other than George Clooney in the guise of the Caped Crusader, probably the worst on screen Batman we’ll ever see. Clooney was actually a pretty inspired choice if you’re thinking solely about the billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne, but ask any Batfan and they’ll tell you: the character’s true identity is Batman, Bruce Wayne is just a mask he wears.
Finally, this isn’t a real complaint but something that I’m going to address anyway: The Batman movie with Batman and Robin is called _Batman Forever_, but the one with Batman, Robin and Batgirl is called just _Batman & Robin_? Go figure.
_Final rating:★★ – Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product._
**_Easily the best of the four_**
Staunch fundamentalist fanboys have declared 1997’s “Batman & Robin” to be a blasphemous blemish in the superhero’s chronicling, but it’s easily the most entertaining of the four Batman films that came out between 1989-97.
Let’s face it, all four of these flicks have the same cartoony tone. They were a couple rungs above the 60’s TV series in campiness, but with better costumes and a super budget. And “Batman & Robin” was the most entertaining of the four. I’ll admit that I’m not a big fan of the goofy/surreal style of these movies; I prefer Christopher’s Nolan’s raw realistic approach in the Dark Knight trilogy (“realistic” to a point, that is). It’s just that “Batman & Robin” is the most entertaining of the earlier series. Which is why I never got the whole “Tim Burton’s Batman is a masterpiece” mindset. Really? Not to me. It LOOKED great, but the story was tedious.
Again, all four of these films have the same general cartoony tone and there’s simply no validity to the position that Burton’s “Batman” or “Batman Returns” are more serious/realistic in approach compared to Joel Schumacher’s “Batman Forever” and “Batman & Robin.” I’ve seen ’em all back-to-back and they each have the same colorful we’re-not-taking-this-too-serious style.
For anyone to enjoy these films you have to be willing to accept the comic booky world the filmmaker’s have created. If you’re willing to do that, these can be fun, half-serious Batman movies. You can’t watch them expecting the tone of “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight Rises” or you’ll be severely let down.
With this understanding, “Batman & Robin” is my favorite of the four. Here’s why:
– It has the best Batman/Bruce Wayne in George Clooney. Although Val Kilmer has the better Bruce Wayne demeanor (i.e. grimmer), Clooney just LOOKS like Wayne. In addition, he’s charismatic and entertaining in the role from beginning to end.
– It has the best sense of family between the inhabitants of Wayne Manor. The warmth and camaraderie of Bruce, Dick/Robin (Chris O’Donnell), Alfred and Barbara/Batgirl (Alicia Silverstone) is a pleasure to behold.
– It has Alicia Silverstone as Batgirl. Nuff said.
– It has Uma Thurman shining in the role of Poison Ivy. I usually don’t find tall, thin women appealing (I’m more attracted to females akin to Silverstone), but I have to admit that Uma completely owns the over-the-top role of Poison Ivy and is thoroughly alluring.
– Arnold Schwarzenegger is great as Mr. Freeze. Yes, every time he merely opens his mouth you know it’s Schwarzenegger, but he’s amusing and he has a great look and costume.
– The film has heart. Although Poison Ivy is truly ee-vil and gets her comeuppance, you can’t help but sympathize with Freeze’s love for his wife and desire to resurrect her. Batman is able to see under his icy veneer and see a warm heart that’s willing to accept redemption and make restitution. Furthermore, as noted above, you really feel the love of Bruce and Alfred and the others at Wayne Manor.
– Lastly, the film is full of vibrant colors and goofy over-the-top thrills. It’s just a fun movie, if you’re in the mood for a half-serious/half-campfest superhero flick.
I also like that Smashing Pumpkins song that plays over the end credits.
The film runs 2 hours, 5 minutes.
I really can’t believe Joel did this
Batman & Robin, the big summer movie of 1997, I remember seeing this in the theater when I was 12 and even then I wasn’t impressed. But when I was more grown up, I watched this film again, I figured since I loved the 3 previous Batman films, why not give this one another shot? Now, seeing this movie once again, I can understand the low rating on IMDb, this movie was just a pathetic attempt at merchandising Batman and making an over the top action movie that really had nothing to do with Batman. The casting was just oh, so plain wrong. We have Arnold Schwartzenegger as Dr. Freeze?! Not to mention the accent, the character was just someone you felt like you could laugh off. Alicia Silverstone as Batgirl, she was alright, but again, questionable casting since she seemed out of place. Now, George Clooney?! I couldn’t believe how Val Kilmer got complained about, but George Clooney I can see why. He was just the most awkward Batman ever and didn’t fit the role at all, he was only used for his popularity.
Batman is living it up with his bachelor lifestyle, but Robin is a bit upset that he is living under Batman’s shadow and wishes to be the star. Alfred is becoming very sick and needs serious help; his niece, Barbara comes to his aid and hopes to help him and stays with Bruce Wayne. Dr. Freeze is our new villain and is looking for a cure for his wife who is frozen until he can find a cure for her, he also is intending for the world to pay for what has happened to him and his wife for some reason. Dr. Pamela Isley is a plant scientist/right activist and while her boss sees her finding out more than she needs to know about an experiment on his version of Frankenstien, named Bang, he “kills” her with her plants. But the plants chemicals have an effect on her and actually make her into Poisen Ivy. She and Freeze team up to take over Gothem and of course to split Batman and Robin forever, oh yeah, then kill them I guess.
Batman & Robin was really beyond over the top, the costumes were a bit silly and the story was just too family friendly. This is Batman, the Dark Knight, it’s not meant to be this bright and so crazy. I couldn’t believe Joel did this, I really wish I could get past this, I know he’s going to get a bad rap for this film for the rest of his career. The acting was just stupid and not true to Batman at all. The problem here was that the story and setting just had nothing to do with what Batman truly is and was just an excuse to spend stupid money. Please, don’t watch this film if you love Batman, or you’ll be sorry.
How to make the worst movie EVER! In 10 easy steps.
1. Cast Arnold Schwarzenegger as a scientist and have him spout nothing but one-liners for the entire movie. I cannot stress how bad his performance is. Even by his standards the level of acting is shockingly poor. Also Mr. Freeze was an intelligent guy in the comics then it doesn’t do to cast a guy who can’t even speak American without a heavy accent. Despite Schwarzenegger’s intellect (he is one of the governors in USA with the highest IQ) he comes off as an ignorant person because of his accent.
2. Allow George Clooney to play Batman as gay. I am actually a fan of Clooney but his performance in this movie is disgraceful to say the least. He has stated himself that he found it amusing to play Bruce Wayne as gay. I, a great fan of the comics, did not find this amusing at all.
3. Move away from the serious tone of the first movies (which made them successful) and do a poor imitation of the 60’s camp show with Adam West.
4. Cast Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy. I usually think Uma Thurman is hot but her overacting in this movie is so distasteful she loses all kind of sexual appeal, which in turn destroys any kind of menace the character should have had. Poor, poor, poor.
5. Allowing Joel Schumacher free reins over the movie after seeing which direction he was taking the franchise with the previous movie. This is just the sign of a bad producer.
6. Remove all tension in the fight sequences by dumbing them down to the point where it is beyond stupidity. Batman and Robin playing hockey with a diamond is not my idea of a cool fight scene. Several fight scenes actually had me gasping with shock as to how poor they are.
7. Cast Alicia Silverstone as a bad girl (Batgirl). She cannot pull it off.
8. The nipples people. THE NIPPLES!!! How ridiculous is this?! Batman and Robin’s suits have nipples but when Batgirl makes her entrance notice the lack of the same.
9. Write a script that makes no sense whatsoever.
10. Turn one of the most memorable villains of the comics into a brainless henchman. I am referring of course to Bane who in the comics is one of Batman’s worst enemies because of his strength and intellect. Bane has actually beaten Batman on several occasions and although The Joker is undoubtedly Batman’s nemesis Bane isn’t far off. I squirm with the way they treated him in this movie.
In my honest opinion this could in fact be the worst movie… no scratch that… worst thing man has ever created. So with that I give my final score.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 5 min (125 min)
Genre Action, Sci-Fi
Director Joel Schumacher
Writer Bob Kane (Batman characters), Akiva Goldsman
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell, Uma Thurman
Country USA, UK
Awards 10 wins & 22 nominations.
Production Company Warner Bros., PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,425 m (Sweden), 3,499 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 500T 5279, Eastman EXR 200T 5293)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2019 remaster), Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm