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Day 048: Batman & Robin

As two Supervillians independently threaten Gotham City, Batman and Robin fight amongst themselves. What they need is a teenage, ditsy blonde in figure-hugging armour!
Mr Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wants to create a Winter Wonder Land. Desperately unhappy after his failure to cure his wife of a rare illness, Professor Fries becomes Mr Freeze.
Gotham becomes more crowded when Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman) turns up with super-powered henchman Bane. Her ability to control men-folk causing trouble for the Bat-Household as Dick (Chris O’Donnell) and Bruce (George Clooney) argue over the virtues of Poison Ivy. Cue guest Barbara Wilson (Alicia Silverstone) to take on the improbably persona of Batgirl.

First things first. There is little that can redeem this movie. The acting is dire in places and only average everywhere else. However, if you take this in the spirit as a camped up version it still has merit. Schwarzenegger is incredulous as any form of professor. George Clooney must have been directed to play down on this, which is required for the part but it’s such a flat performance you would what the instruction actually was.
Fun but poor movie

Things to look out for: puns galore, umm- struggling after that, a frozen Gotham City, Poison Ivy’s hair, see if you can spot Elle Macpherson, see if you can remember wher you’ve seen Michael Reid MacKay before (he plays Antonio Diego), Pat Hingle and Michael Gough deserve a mention for sticking with the franchise through all four movies
Released: 1997
Certificate: PG
Cast: George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, John Glover,
Rating: calmed up nonsense, poor movie – watch once

The fourth and last part of the the Batman Anthology (1989 – 1997).


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