Batman & Robin (1997)

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Batman and Robin deal with relationship issues while preventing Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from attacking Gotham City.

"Batman & Robin" is a 1997 superhero motion picture directed by Joel Schumacher. The movie, 4th in the preliminary Batman movie series, stars George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Uma Thurman, Chris O'Donnell and Alicia Silverstone. While the film weaves a story of heroism, villainy, and the essence of household, it substantially underperformed at package office and was extensively slammed for its lighter tone and use of 'bat-nipples'.

The Story
The narrative focuses on Batman (George Clooney) and his sidekick Robin (Chris O'Donnell), who are confronted with new hazards to Gotham City. The icy villain Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has the power to freeze anything he touches, planning to plunge the city into a brand-new ice age unless his demands are satisfied. He plans to use this power to conserve his spouse, Nora, from a terminal disease by freezing her up until a cure can be discovered. On another front, they are challenged by the seductive Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman), who has the power to manage plants and produce pheromones that can control people. Ivy, after acquiring her powers in a laboratory accident, seeks vengeance on humanity for the destruction of the planet's flora.

New Introductions
Halfway through the film, Alfred, Batman's relied on butler, presents his niece Barbara (Alicia Silverstone). She ultimately finds the secret identities of Batman and Robin and uses up the mantle of Batgirl with a desire to fight together with them.

Dispute and Resolution
Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy form a not likely alliance, planning to freeze the city with a telescope turned freezing cannon. Their shrewd strategy deepens a growing rift in between Batman and Robin, who has fallen under Poison Ivy's manipulative influence, a subplot which adds to the film's drama.

Later on, Batman, Robin, and Batgirl find Poison Ivy's lair and manage to leave a dangerous circumstance with the aid of a rubber-lipped Robin. Ultimately, the heroes return to Gotham and prevent Mr. Freeze from freezing the city. Batman encourages Freeze to reverse his partner's condition with his research, which likewise offers a cure for Alfred's rare illness, MacGregor's Syndrome.

Visual and Reception
The film contained more brilliant, dynamic sets and outfits compared to the previous Batman movies, which had a darker, grittier visual. This sharp shift in design was criticized commonly and is sometimes pointed out as one of the factors for the movie's substandard efficiency. Furthermore, the movie introduced brand-new, questionable Batsuits with physiological detailing including 'bat-nipples', which were widely mocked.

Despite a famous ensemble cast and high expectations, "Batman & Robin" was met with unfavorable reviews for its tone, script, and particular aspects of its production style. Many consider it a low point in the Batman film franchise.

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