I know that a lot of Batman fans would disagree with this, but I think that Batman and Robin is very overhated. Batman and Robin is a 1997 film that has become really hated by Batman fans. However I think that there's a lot of stuff in this film to like.
5. This film's versions of the heroes are well done.
I think that George Clooney's version of Batman actually works well. People have compared it to Adam West's Batman, but I think that it's good that there are things in common between them. Mr. Clooney has the same wholesome charm of Mr. West. Mr. Clooney's Batman took the silly stuff going on around them seriously and it led to a lighthearted and fun Batman.
Robin's rarely ever cool. Even a lot of the best versions of Batman have struggled to make Robin cool. However I like Chris O'Donnell as Robin. He acts like a punk, but a likeable and cool punk.
I also like Alicia Silverstone's version of Batgirl. She's like a edgier version of Batgirl from the 1960s' live action Batman show. This version of Batgirl is respectful and sweet to her uncle, but she's also a dangerous motorcycle lover. It's pretty cool.
4. The film is pleasantly tame and happy.
I like a lot of the dark versions of Batman, but it's a treat to have some lighthearted Batman films. It lacks the complexity of films like Batman Begins and Under the Red Hood, but it's so optimistic and toned down that it's a very easy film to watch.
3. The visuals are really good.
Considering how hated this film is it's shocking how good the visuals are. The action scenes are very well done and lots of fun. Although Batman's costumes has the weird nipples thing the costume looks really cool. It looks fancy and bright. It's actually more visually well done than most Batman films. It's a really fun visual experience.
2. The film works very well as a blockbuster.
There are several Batman films that have better plots and drama, but Batman and Robin does a great job at being a fun blockbuster. It has several action scenes, humor, fancy visuals, awesome music, and pretty much everything a blockbuster should have. It even has a dramatic subplot involving Alfred being sick that's emotional by this film's standards.
1. Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy are delightfully corny.
Both Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy have been badly recieved by Batman fans, but I think that they are the best characters in the film. This film has been mocked for being silly like the 1966 live action show, but this film has the same wonderfully goofy stuff that the original show had. This film's versions of Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy act a lot like Cesar Romero's corny and fun loving Joker which is why they're so good. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Uma Thurman seemed to be having so much fun during the film which brings so much entertainment to the film.
Thank you for checking out my review. Even if you don't like the film Joel Schumacher doesn't deserve the high amount of hate he's gotten for this film. Even if you dislike the corny stuff in this stuff the director and the other people who made the film were trying to make a fun blockbuster. Making a bad film isn't a real crime so please be respectful of the people who work on this film and other films.