It’s strange how Batman & Robin is officially regarded as the weakest Batman-movie ever made.
If anything, Batman Forever should have that title. Neither Jim Carrey nor Tommy Lee Jones were truly ever funny, and Val Kilmer was totally miscast and ostensibly boring as Batman.
No, Batman & Robin is a fantastic failure from beginning to end. It’s a hilarious riot where everything feels wrong. Acting performances are plain ridiculous, dialogues are stupendously stupid as if they were written by a mentally disabled person. And to top it all of, the movie is full of costumes that look like you just crashed an ’80s disco party for homosexuals.
Welcome to the single greatest bad movie ever made in Hollywood!!
From the very first scene of the movie, you are treated to movie magic of utter nonsense. The whole thing’s not meant as a comedy, but prepare to laugh until it hurts!
There’s classic bad lines like Robin complaining: ‘I want a car, chicks love the car!’ to which Batman dryly replies: ‘This is why Superman works alone!’
There’s the casting of George Clooney as Batman. Here’s an actor so famous and easy to recognize behind the mask that , when he first appears in a close-up scene and says: ‘Hello, I’m Batman.’, you simply cannot stop laughing out loud. It’s just too damn funny!
Still not convinced the movie is good entertainment?
How about the fact they named the movie Batman & Robin, but Robin wasn’t a new character? They’d already introduced him in the previous installment. And towards the end, Batgirl joins the party, so why not call this movie ‘Batman & Robin & Batgirl’ … or something?
One thing you cannot possibly deny is the fact that Batman & Robin is the funniest of the lot. It really is. Sometimes it looks like director Joel Schumacher purposely told bad jokes, just to amuse the audience.
Like Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze constantly sputtering stupid oneliners.
Like when he’s watching a home-made video of his dead wife and someone calls his name, and being Mr. Freeze he takes his ice-gun and shoots the guy, saying: ‘I hate when people talk during the movie!’
Seriously … how can you *not* love that? It’s hilarious!!
Or how about Uma Thurman, otherwise a fine actress, now responsible for one of the dreariest female turnouts of the late ’90s, despite being dressed in all colors of the rainbow?
The way she speaks is very monotonous like a robot, and her acting is wooden and unconvincing. Almost like this is her first gig in years, and she doesn’t quite know how to behave herself on stage. That’s okay, Uma, it’s a funny bit adding to the humor.
Finally, there’s also some big bloke with massively, muscled arms who grunts and rarely speaks, except for a few baby words. He does nothing more than lift up heavy objects and break through doors. He too is super-comical to the point where he looks like an animated character from a comic-book.
It’s a pity that the quality of Batman-movies got so lost after the great Tim Burton walked away … but at least *this* one, Batman & Robin, it’ll make you laugh like no DC Comics-movie has ever or will ever do.
Put your brains on freeze … this movie is for laughs only!
Did you know?
Due to the difficulty and large amount of time it took to remove the Batman suit, George Clooney reportedly urinated in his suit on at least one occasion.
Give it to me short:
Batman & Robin is the greatest and funniest parody ever created on Batman. The title is messed up, the acting is almost too embarrassing to watch and the writing is ridiculously amateurish. Also, the movie contains too much color with costumes that make the movie more gay than probably intended.
George Clooney is a joke playing Batman … even when wearing a mask, it’s so obvious it’s him underneath it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze is basically just a dead giveaway. His thick, German-English accent only complements the character’s rigid appearance. Uma Thurman is sexy as Poison Ivy, a character who blows kisses and can literally drive Batman & Robin crazy with her ferments.
Joel Schumacher may not make history as a promising director of great movies … but he will never be forgotten for making a super-funny rollercoaster where:
- Batman has nipples on his suit
- Robin has them too
- Batgirl has huge boobs on her suit, like, really big
- Mr. Freeze and Arnold Schwarzenegger must have come from the same town in Austria – they share similar German accents
- Crazy things happen in the movie … but it’s nothing … no explanation is necessary and everyone’s okay with it! (like Batgirl suddenly showing up for the first time in a new suit, saying: ‘I broke into the batcave!’ or Poison Ivy gets eaten by her own plants for no apparent reason)