Batman & Robin (1997)


Action | Fantasy


Joel Schumacher




George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, John Glover, Elle Macpherson, Vivica A. Fox, Robert "Jeep" Swenson, Vendela Kirsebom, Elizabeth Sanders, Jesse Ventura, Patrick Leahy, Jack Ingle, Eric Lloyd


Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) plans on taking Gotham City hostage by freezing the town into a permanent winter. In the meantime, a new seductive villainous, Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman), has appeared to cause a rift in the partnership of Batman (George Clooney) and Robin (Chris O'Donnell). While all this is happening, faithful butler Alfred is dying.


Right when I thought no film could be worse than "Batman Forever" here's something to prove me wrong. I know I might have said this several times before but "Batman & Robin" is the worst comic book film ever made.

There is no real plot, it's just a little of this and a little of that, and the pitiful "story" a, is too family friendly - this is Batman, the Dark Knight, not the Colorful, Funny Knight - and b, drowns completely with all those characters poorly used. The writers basically threw in every single character that came into their minds, ripped their origins, and used them for some nonsense.

Let's have a look at Bane, for example. When I saw that kind of dumb bodybuilder whose only purpose in the movie was to be Poison Ivy's bodyguard I was shocked. Tom Hardy's Bane came back to my mind, and after that I felt sorry for comparing Nolan's film with this thing.

The screenplay is basically nonsense over nonsense, filled with utterly stupid dialogue and action scenes that makes no sense. Also, it delights us with a tremendously awful opening sequence where Batman & Robin suit up - I won't spoil it because it's hilarious to watch.

And at last but not least the cast. Every single actor manages to be dreadful and unwatchable. No matter how good some of those people usually are, they all manage to give absolute shit performances.


  1. Il "Pupazzone" per eccellenza. Salvo solo i costume (tranne quello di Bane)...

  2. Believe it or not, this review might be too kind. It's just dreadful right from the start. It's only redeeming quality might be as a drinking game. Take a swig every time someone uses a pun. I guarantee you'll be passing out "ice" cold. Haha! I'm punny, too. Ahem. Sorry 'bout that.

  3. is so bad that it makes Adam West and Burt Ward look like Shakespearean actors. This is one of the worst ever and they were trying to relive the camp of the '60s show but just failed in a mega way

  4. So very true, the "Crap O' Meter" in this case has so violently Overflowed. That no amount of clean-up or sanitation could ever suffice. A true disturbance in anybody's force!!!!!!!!!