A spiritual successor to the 1966 show and the direct sequel to 1995’s Batman Forever, Batman & Robin needs to be given a second chance, even though Joel Schumacher hated it and apologized, people should not apologize for a finished work of art. There is no such thing as a guilty pleasure, it is what you think about it that matters.
If Batman & Robin was watched just after Batman Forever, it makes much more sense considering that in the 1997 movie where there is a brief glimpse of Two-Face and Riddler’s outfits. They later serve as the mold for Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy.
People shouldn’t take the ice puns seriously. They had those same jokes during the Adam West show and nobody didn’t care. For example, Freeze asked Batman, “What killed the dinosaurs? The ice age!” Very clever and effective.
But one of the best aspects of the film is Uma Thurman’s performance as Poison Ivy, who was a brilliant depiction of a seductive villain obsessed with plants. Another original way in the film was how that Batgirl’s identity is the niece of Alfred Pennyworth. However, the naysayers don’t approve of change such as Fantastic Mr. Fox (George Clooney) being a bat.
People can hate the movie, but the hate is going snowhere!