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Batman & Robin
Batman Robin
Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone
Director: Joel Schumacher
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
PG-13     2009     2hr 5min

Cryogenic scientist gone wrong, Mr. Freeze wants to turn Gotham City into a frozen wasteland. Poison Ivy has revenge on her mind after a toxic run-in with a Wayne Enterprises scientist. While she has designs on Mr. Freeze,...  more »

     

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Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone
Director: Joel Schumacher
Creators: Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Mitchell E. Dauterive, Peter Macgregor-Scott, William M. Elvin, Akiva Goldsman, Bob Kane
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Superheroes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 02/10/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 2hr 5min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Steve A. (Cenobite) from GRANITE BAY, CA
Reviewed on 8/3/2017...
This movie is absolutely terrible in every way....and I love it. I'm well aware it isn't the case for all or even many. For me this movie is so bad that it comes back around to being a great "bad movie" It has a cheese factor that just can not be paralleled. The acting is atrocious. The visuals are like that speed racer flick with less budget. Insane. The actors were paid so much money that this very large budget movie had to be made as cheaply as possible. This is one of my favorite good bad movies. I consider myself a connoisseur of such things.

In short: This movie is a shiny (like really shiny) steaming pile of poo but if you can manage to not take any of it seriously it can be quite fun.

I am a huge batman fan (comics and movies) I know most fans hate this movie. I wouldn't even list this on a best batman movie list, it belongs somewhere else entirely. (In the garbage according to most people)
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Andrew S. (asylvestre) from GARDNER, MA
Reviewed on 8/16/2013...
Best Batman movie EEver
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Thank your Saints that movies can't produce odors...
PohlSE | Texas | 05/28/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"How to review one of the five worst movies ever made?

I could say that Batman and Robin plays less like a superhero movie and more like an episode of Queer Eye for the Hero Guy; but that doesn't quite capture the true level of putrid that this film reaches.

I could say that Alicia Silverstone (playing Batgirl, if you can believe it) and spandex pants are not friends; but that might seem a little too snarky.

I could say that Joel Schumacher's "direction" is so non-existent and Akiva Goidsman "writing" so abysmal that the entire film never even manages to reach the quality of the average high school talent show; but that doesn't give enough credit to talent shows.

I could point out that all the flashing neon that assaults the viewers during nearly every scene (and from nearly every Bat device that the "stealthy" Dark Knight uses) causes severe eye strain before the movie is half way through; but most viewers lost their vision when their eyes were poked out by the huge, hard nipples on the Batsuit, and the rest of the viewers either turned it off or committed suicide before the halfway mark anyway.

I could say that Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, and Alicia Silverstone all turn in the worst performances of their entire careers (and with Silverstone that's really saying something); but that might be too obvious since none of them ever mentions this film at all, even when asked about it.

But instead of saying all that I think I can sum it up best like this:

Not since "Manos: The Hands of Fate" (the worst film ever made) have I ever actually felt myself aging second by second while watching a movie until I watched Batman and Robin.

I have no doubt that this movie plays on a continuous loop in hell.
"
Special Guest Villain: Joel Schumacher
Scott T. Rivers | Los Angeles, CA USA | 03/24/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"You know you're in trouble when "Batman & Robin" (1997) turns out to be less entertaining than the low-budget 1949 serial. Director Joel Schumacher deserves the blame for this comic-book fiasco and remains the Ultimate Bat Villain. George Clooney gives it his best shot as the Dark Knight, but has the misfortune of appearing in the all-time worst Batman movie."
Fourth Chapter Is A Visually Impressive Guilty Pleasure
G. Joseph Evans | Port Jefferson Station, NY USA | 05/01/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I know I'm probably going to get some flack for this, but I actually enjoyed this movie. It's kind of a guilty pleasure though because most people (including most of my friends) hated it. It is not my favorite BATMAN film by any means. I liked the darker Tim Burton movies the best, but I enjoyed this film simply for the eye candy it offers and for also Arnold Schwarzenegger. The movie is beautiful to look at (it was the most expensive BATMAN flick to date) and I although I'm not really a Schwarzenegger fan, I thought Arnold was very effective as Mr. Freeze, totally overshadowing George Clooney's portrayal of Batman and also Uma Thurman's Poison Ivy. (Did you ever notice Clooney's rather annoying acting style of tilting his head to one side while shaking it at the same time?)Now the really bad news: Joel Schumacher (who also directed BATMAN FOREVER) was absolutely relentless with his flamboyant camp style in this chapter. BATMAN FOREVER hinted at the camp, but never took it to the extreme that this film does (think Superman II vs. Superman III). Some of the action sequences are really unbelievable (the embarrassing kind of unbelievable that is). There are also some very cheesy lines that could've been left out, particularly some of the Batgirl / Poison Ivy dialogue that's exchanged when they're fighting in Ivy's lair. Things are generally a little too bright in this movie which takes all of the mystery out of the "dynamic duo", making the film more of a live-action cartoon than a comic adaptation of the Dark Night. Of course, the constant change of actors playing the title role didn't help either (Clooney is currently the third actor to portray Batman in this series). This is why most people panned the movie, I guess.So with all that said, hopefully this will be Schumacher's last turn as director. Supposedly there are two new BATMAN movies in the works right now. A live-action version of the animated series BATMAN: BEYOND (about the new Batman of the future-Terry McGinnis, under the guidance of a very senior Bruce Wayne) and in the opposite direction, BATMAN: YEAR ONE (about Batman's first year of crime fighting)."