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->"''Hi Freeze, [[CallBack I'm Batman]].''"
-->-- '''Creator/GeorgeClooney''', as Batman, complete with HeadBob

1997's '''''Batman & Robin''''' was the fourth and final film in the original ''Batman'' franchise. Like its predecessor, ''Film/BatmanForever'', it was headed up by JoelSchumacher and retains that film's campier style, dual villains, and over the top aesthetic... [[UpToEleven and then some.]]

Following up the storyline from the previous movie, Batman and Robin are now a duo and do battle with the new cold-themed villain, Mr. Freeze (played by ArnoldSchwarzenegger). The combative nature of their partnership is further tested by the emergence of a second villain, Poison Ivy (played by UmaThurman), who has a grudge to bear against all mankind and drives a seductive wedge between the heroes. When Poison Ivy and Mr. Freeze form an unusual partnership and plan to freeze Gotham and take over the world, the Dynamic Duo appears outmatched. Good thing Alfred's niece is in town and he made her a form-fitting batsuit.

Due to a weaker box office and lukewarm audience response at the time, this film marked the premature end of the original Batman film series that had started in 1989 and killed a fifth film that had already moved into pre-production. Eight years later, a ContinuityReboot starting with ''Film/BatmanBegins'' formed a new series that would become the ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. The film is not to be confused with the ''Film/BatmanAndRobinSerial'', the Creator/GrantMorrison comic series of the same title, or the Creator/FrankMiller series ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder''

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AbortedArc: Julie Madison, Bruce's steady girlfriend in the film, was originally scripted to have a more prominent role where Poison Ivy actually killed her and motivated Bruce for revenge. This was cut by the time of filming, but the movie clearly still has elements of this in the screenplay and Julie abruptly vanishes from the film in the third act without even so much as a reference as to where she is.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Batgirl is a blonde here rather than a redhead. This Barbara is also Alfred's niece, instead of Jim Gordon's daughter, so she's not ''exactly'' the same character.
* AdaptationNameChange: Barbara Gordon becomes Barbara Wilson, on account of being Alfred's niece instead of Jim Gordon's daughter.
* AlternateDVDCommentary: A Podcast/RiffTrax has been made, with all the gags submitted by fans of the site. This was also the first of the Batman films Podcast/DVDPodblast took on.
* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: Ivy-league Batgirl actually tells Poison Ivy to read a book sometime.
* TheAntiNihilist: There's actually a surprisingly deep quote in this movie which captures the existential nature of Batman's character
-->'''Alfred''': "Death and chance stole your parents. But rather than become a victim, you have done everything in your power to control the fates. For what is Batman if not an effort to master the chaos that sweeps our world, an attempt to control death itself."
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The cops in Mr. Freeze's lair SCREAM "My lungs!! My LUNGS are FREEZING!!" courtesy of some freezing gas by the icy villain. How, pray tell, does Creator/JoelSchumacher explain their ability to form sounds, much less ''scream'', when their ''lungs'' are freezing?
** The guy's diaphragm and vocal cords might still be functional, even with the layer of frost on the inside of his lungs.
* AssholeVictim:
** Doctor Woodrue.
** The two guards Ivy killed to spring Freeze.
* AuctionOfEvil: Dr. Woodrue's super serum auction.
* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: The only reason this movie seems to be rated PG-13 instead of PG is because of Poison Ivy's endless and blatant sexual innuendo.
* AwardBaitSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RKHiz02RVA Gotham City]] by R. Kelly. Its [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdFcHc2yDQ0 remix]], featuring rapper Stringz, is slightly less pretentious but is not included on the soundtrack.
* AwesomeButImpractical: The Bat and Freeze suits were notoriously difficult to move in, specifically the neck (Batman wouldn't be able to turn his head until the Dark Knight Saga). Though you can see hints of this in the previous films, with two characters in stiff suits, it becomes much more prominent.
* BaldOfEvil: Mr. Freeze.
* BareYourMidriff: Post-transformation Pamela Isley rises up from the ruins of her lab with the bottom half of her shirt ripped off, leaving her in what is, essentially, a crop top.
* BatmanColdOpen: Surprisingly averted.
* BigBad: Poison Ivy. While Mr. Freeze is the bigger threat, Poison Ivy manipulates him for her own ends.
* BillingDisplacement: Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger is the top billed actor, not the one playing Batman. This is the ''second'' time it happened in the quadrilogy, with Jack Nicholson getting top billing in the 1989 film.
* BigBraToFill: Batgirl, definitely. Poison Ivy to a lesser extent, as Uma Thurman actually has a decently sized bust line, but her tall and skinny figure is ''way'' off the curvaceous comic-book version.
* BigNo: Robin delivers one when Batman disables his Redbird controls out of concern for the "Boy" Wonder's safety.
* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: The Gotham Observatory is situated at the top of a giant fortress wall, with a statue holding up its hand... to hold the observatory.
* BondVillainStupidity: Mr. Freeze, despite being armed and fully powered, actually goes so far as to say "I'll kill you next time!" when Batman is stopped, panicked, and off-balance, ''and right after he has just shot Robin anyway''. The question of "Why not just shoot him now?!" is never addressed.
* BrainUploading: In one very confusing bit in a movie full of them, it turns out that Alfred has his brain already uploaded to the Bat-Computer. While this may seem prudent considering his imminent death, we are given no hints about this beforehand and it's only to justify Barbara having a pre-made Batgirl suit ready for her.
* TheBrute: Bane. Say what you will about how the character was written and performed, the appearance and feats are bang on.
* BurningWithAnger: Mr. Freeze appears to burn ''cold''. His eyes and breath glow in the dark in the film's climax; this coincides with Nora's apparent death at the hands of Batman, which kicks off Freeze's RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* CameBackWrong: Poison Ivy. When Dr. Woodrue explains that he used her research to further his own experiments for world domination, Pamela is completely outraged and disgusted at how he's perverted her work, prompting him to kill her by pushing a table of chemicals and assorted types of venom onto her. The toxins she was covered in then melted into the ground and completely swallowed her up. After some time later she emerged back up dripping with deadly allure.
* TheCameo: Coolio as Banker, who takes bets in illegal motorcycle races. Vivica A. Fox as Ms. B. Haven, whom Freeze spurns in favor of Nora.
* {{Camp}}: Following in the footsteps of the previous film, ''Batman Forever'', and turned UpToEleven. It backfired spectacularly, and completely dis credited the idea of a silly, light-hearted superhero flick.
* CaptainObvious: After Robin and Batman have fought for a second time they talk about Poison Ivy and Batman, the world's greatest detective gives us:
---> '''Robin:''' "I can't believe we were fighting over a bad guy.
---> '''Batman:''' "Bad: yes. Guy: no."
* CardboardPrison: Arkham Asylum, as usual. For starters, at least according to the last scene, the cells are ''[[{{Squick}} unisex]].''
** That was probably a special arrangement made by Batman. [[UnfortunateImplications Not that this makes it any better.]]
* CardCarryingVillain: Mr. Freeze, who even shouts "Kill the heroes!" It is also worth mentioning that his ''only'' non-ice-related pun in the whole film, if memory serves, is the one identifying himself and Poison Ivy as "Adam and Evil".
** Freeze's case is particularly troublesome, as he gets the sympathetic background that could make him an AntiVillain.
** Poison Ivy.
* ChairReveal: Poison Ivy invokes this on her plant throne when she [[VillainessesWantHeroes calls Robin to her lair]] to seduce him, complete with a [[SlouchOfVillainy provocative recline]] befitting the villainess.
* CharityBall: Batman and Robin has attended it.
* ChekhovsGun: The satellite light relay system that's used to defrost Gotham City.
* ChewingTheScenery: Robin's infamous "[[MyGodYouAreSerious COWABUN-GAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!]]" as he slides off a rooftop on his snowboard after jumping out of Mr Freeze's exploding rocket.
** About 90% of Arnie's lines as Freeze, albeit in a strangely subdued way. [[FridgeLogic Kinda like Freeze's supposed lack of emotions.]]
* ClothingDamage: The chemical cocktail that Pamela Isley falls into not only turns her into Poison Ivy, it tears up her formerly frumpy clothes to make her sexier, naturally leaving enough clothing to keep her PG-13.
* CompositeCharacter:
** An odd case of Mr. Freeze being a composite of the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' interpretation that brought the character out of obscurity and the [[Series/{{Batman}} 60s TV series]] that originally named him. Someone decided it would be a good idea to mix the [[TearJerker tragic]] backstory of the former with the cackling, pun spouting mad scientist of the latter.
** Bane here is closer to a character from the comics named Ivan, later known as Ivor. Like the Bane, Ivan doesn't speak much except for short and simple sentences. The scene where Ivy disguises herself with a wig and Bane/Ivan drives her from the airport comes from 1981's ''Batman'' #339. Just like Bane, Ivan is turned into a powerful half man, half plant (as evidence in 1982's ''Batman'' #344)) that's enhanced with a formula that is based on Ivy's (which she developed to create carnivore plants).
** Barbara Wilson/Batgirl is a composite of Barbara Gordon and Alfred's niece, Daphne (who first shows up in 1969's ''Batman'' #216).
* ContinuityNod:
** A quick eye will spot the uniforms of The Riddler and Two-Face in the closet at Arkham Asylum, a nod to their ''Batman Forever'' incarnations. Meanwhile, there's a callback to the previous film's "Chicks dig the car" line.
** A more subtle callback to ''Forever'' can be found in the infamous Bat Credit Card scene. Take a close look at the card - its "good through" date is Forever.
** Alfred makes a quip when the new Batmobile is revealed, something to the effect of "Please try to bring ''this'' one back in one piece, sir!", alluding to the tremendous amount of Bat-tech that the Caped Crusader destroyed over the course of three movies.
*** The Riddler blew up the Batcave, and the Batmobile along with it, in ''Forever''.
** The LockAndLoadMontage at the beginning.
** "Chicks dig the car."
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Mr. Freeze is trapped by an [[HollywoodScience "ice beam"]] in Arkham Asylum, however it only seems to work in the area immediately surrounding his bed.
* ConvenientlyCellmates: At the end, former partners Poison Ivy and Mr. Freeze are put in the same cell.
* CoolCar: Aside from their ostensibly commercial purposes, the Batmobile of this movie could certainly be one and Robin's ''Redbird'' motorcycle [[CoolBike ain't too shabby either]].
* CosmopolitanCouncil: The super serum auction, the "Un-United Nations", has one of these, each displaying their own {{national stereotype|s}}. Please note the [[TokenEvilTeammate Token Evil American]] in the trope page.
* CostumePorn:
--->'''JoelSchumacher''': "I had no idea that putting nipples on the Batsuit and Robin suit were going to spark international headlines. The bodies of the suits come from ancient Greek statues, which display perfect bodies. They are anatomically erotic."
** People, Batgirl's suit ''does'' have nipples. They're just not displayed nearly as prominently due to concerns over an "R" rating. (No objections to Batman and Robin's jiggling buns and junk, but breasts are something the world is just not ready for.)
** The metallic armor Mr. Freeze sports also counts - There were only two of them, handmade by a Tinsmith with individual working pieces and weighing in at about ''one-hundred pounds each!'' There were likely pragmatic reasons for casting Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger... ''somebody'' [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower had to wear this thing.]]
* CrazyPrepared: How prepared is Batman? He has pop-out ice-skates in his boots and a Bat-zamboni to drive around in.
** Freeze had some spare cooling compound to "winterize pipes" just in case he needed to break out of a fortified cell.
* CrowdHockey: When Mr. Freeze is trying to steal a giant diamond and the heroes and henchman play actual hockey (complete with sticks and skates) to get it back.
* CrusadingWidower: Mr. Freeze.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Mr. Freeze decides to build a giant freeze ray out of several dozen very large and valuable diamonds in order to hold the city hostage for money rather than, well, fencing the diamonds over the black market.
** Or perhaps sell the schematics of his fully operational ''freeze ray'' for a [[{{Pun}} cool]] couple of million.
** Or perhaps he could take the ransom, and ''then'' dismantle it and sell the parts? Or even the whole thing to someone else with world domination plans.
** '''OR''' maybe just market the cure for stage one of Mac Gregor Syndrome, which would further fund the research to combat stage two and/or inspire other medical scientists to help seek a cure for it, which was [[EpicFail the entire motivation behind getting the ransom money in the first place.]]
*** In Freeze's defense though the submersion in chemicals he suffered could've affected his better judgement.
* DeclarativeFinger: "You LAWYE!"
* DesignatedGirlFight: It's brought up in Website/TheAgonyBooth's recap that Batgirl's presence may be (besides {{merchandis|eDriven}}ing) so ''somebody'' could actually fight Poison Ivy, all because of this trope. The male good guys were incapacitated in Ivy's lair.
** In the comics and the cartoon, Batman does not hesitate to knock Ivy (or any other villainess) flat, but this would have been far more controversial in family-friendly live action.
* DespairEventHorizon: Mr. Freeze, at least thrice:
** After Ivy fools him into thinking that Batman pulled the plug on his cryogenically frozen wife. ("If I must suffer, humanity will suffer with me!")
** After Batman defeats him in hand-to-hand combat, smashing his protective glass helmet (without which he will die) and leaving him lying on his back and [[WeakenedByTheLight cringing under a beam of sunlight]]. He decides to kill Batman along with himself, pressing a button on his glove that triggers the bombs that Bane had earlier placed around the observatory and screaming "FREEZE IN HELL, BATMAN!"
** And once more after the bombs fail to kill anyone, including himself. [[CryForTheDevil ("Go ahead.... Kill me too.... just as you killed my wife.")]]
* DoubleEntendre: Half of Poison Ivy's dialogue. And all of George Clooney's during his promotional work.
* DoubleStandard: Both in universe and in audience reactions, in regards the presence and absence of "bat-nipples" in the character suits.
* TheDragon: Bane, to Poison Ivy.
* DragonInChief: Mr. Freeze to Poison Ivy.
* DullSurprise: Alicia Silverstone's reaction to everything. George Clooney also doesn't show a lot of variety in emotion, mostly because he seems to realize what kind of movie he's in and acts accordingly.
* DumbMuscle: Bane.
* DyingCurse: [[spoiler:Poison Ivy literally yells "Curses!" just before she is eaten by her own ManEatingPlant. Subverted because she's later fine.]]
* EndlessWinter: Mr. Freeze's plot is to freeze Gotham City using a massive version of his freeze ray.
* EngineeredPublicConfession: "As I told Lady Freeze [[MurderTheHypotenuse when I pulled her plug]], this is a one-woman show."
** Bruce also convinces Dick to wear protection (ahem) before his fateful meeting with Ivy. If she pulls back from their kiss to taunt him, she's actually evil. Robin seems to have been holding out hope that she's not, but once she tried to poison him, he tables any thought of romance.
* EverybodyLives: Nobody actually dies in this film except for Dr. Woodrue, who receives a toxic tongue kiss. Everyone else is either frozen (they can safety thawed out, as long as it's done within the hour), slipped a mickey by Poison Ivy (Robin), thrown into a piranha plant (only to be harmlessly spat out), or falls several stories to the bottom of a telescope and survives (Freeze). Even Bane and Mrs. Fries emerge unscathed, albeit in suspended animation.
* EvilIsHammy: In typical Batman fashion.
* EvilMakeover: Poison Ivy. Apparently knocking a nerdy scientist into an undisclosed combination of chemicals will cause her to turn into a hot chick.
* {{Fanservice}}: Batgirl suiting up with prominent shots of her crotch, boobs, and ass. Contrary to popular belief, her suit actually ''does'' carry some form of the Bat-Nipples found on Batman and Robin's suits, though due to concerns regarding the film's rating, they're not nearly as prominent. The suit-ups of the men include their manly chests and their manly sculpted butts, so there's enough suit-up service to go around.
* FeatherBoaConstrictor: Poison Ivy when she revives at the start of the film.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Batman and Robin head out to stop Mr. Freeze in the opener, Alfred starts to tremble in a very ill manner.
* FormFittingWardrobe: Including the nipples.
-->'''Poison Ivy''': There's something about an anatomically correct rubber suit that puts fire in a girl's lips.
* FloatingHeadSyndrome: The primary poster as seen above.
* ForTheEvulz: Mr. Freeze seems to fall into this at times. It's about the only explanation for choosing to spare Batman after freezing Robin early in the film.
* FreakLabAccident: The origin for both Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy, although the latter wasn't really an "accident."
* GaiasVengeance (The human version): Poison Ivy, eco-terrorist.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "Slippery when wet."
* [[GirlOfTheWeek Girl of the Picture]]: Unlike the other three films, in which Bruce's Girl of the Movie was a main character for that film, Julie Madison is a minor character who exists entirely to create minor tension as Bruce deals with Poison Ivy's pheromones infecting him outside of battle. Bruce's extreme reluctance to marry her led to many jokes by comic fans that she was a beard. Her AbortedArc leads to her being a far more minor character than someone being ''Bruce Wayne's'' steady love interest would seem to entail.
* {{Glamour}}: Poison Ivy.
* HarmlessFreezing: Played straight, though a confusing example early in the film has Robin frozen solid and Mr. Freeze telling Batman he has eleven minutes to save him... yet despite this, Robin is perfectly fine when defrosted.
** One of the few rules in this movie is that you seem to be perfectly fine for 11 minutes, but will [[ExactTimeToFailure instantly die at 11:01]]. [[InferredHolocaust Those poor security guards in the museum]]... And judging by the GCPD's competency thus far, those poor people Batman put Gordon in charge of thawing...
* HealthcareMotivation: Freeze wanted to find a cure for his wife's [=McGregor=] syndrome, while he kept her as a HumanPopsicle.
* HollywoodScience: Loads of it.
* HulkSpeak: "BAAAAANE!"
* HumanPopsicle: Mr. Freeze's wife.
* [[HurricaneOfPuns Blizzard of Puns]]: Any scene with Mr. Freeze - ice puns are the majority of his dialogue.
** Poison Ivy and the Dynamic Duo don't exactly use them sparingly, either.
** Unlike the other characters, Freeze/Arnold actually manages to make the puns sound like dialogue.
* AnIceGun: Given that Mr. Freeze is also...
* AnIcePerson: He actually made this pun, too.
* IcyBlueEyes: [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111122031403/batman/images/2/2a/Mr_Freeze_%28Movie_Poster%29.jpg A literal example.]] (done with lenses, of course, specially as Arnie's ones are green)
* ImpactSilhouette: Early in the film, Robin crashes through a wall in his motorcycle, leaving a hole in the shape of the movie's Robin logo.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: The vaguely-defined [=McGregor's=] Syndrome (see SoapOperaDisease below) has this and general weakness as the only visible symptoms. Until death, at least.
* IndecisiveParody: Perhaps one of the films biggest fault it couldn't seem to decide if it was a parody much like the 60's show complete with Bat-credit card or a somewhat serious take on the character. Mr. Freeze is a big offender. He makes his minions sing "I'm Mr. White Christmas," "I'm Mr. Snow," and has polar bear slippers and makes bad ice puns, but then mourns his terminally ill wife.
** Supposedly Shumacher gave the direction before every take "remember, this is a cartoon" which could have worked but they were blending it with the darker gothic elements and continuity of the Burton movies.
* InNameOnly: The new character Batgirl introduced is considered by many fans to be this due to the liberties taken with her origin, changing her from Commissioner Gordon's daughter to Alfred's niece, and dropping any original characterization and {{backstory}}.
* InstitutionalApparel: Old school stripes for everyone at Arkham.
* JuggleFu: A segment in the museum in which Batman rescues a vase.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Robin and Poison Ivy late in the film trade evil plan details for a [[SchmuckBait kiss]].
-->'''Poison Ivy''': Kiss me and I'll tell you.
-->'''Robin''': Tell me and I'll kiss you.
** And when battling Batgirl, Poison Ivy says "As I told Lady Freeze when I pulled her plug, this is a one-woman show!" Boy did that come back to bite her...
* KissOfDeath: Poison Ivy's method of killing people.
* KungFoley: Again, in fine Batman tradition - you cannot do anything quietly in a fight scene.
* LadyMacBeth: Poison Ivy to Freeze, without the romantic undertones.
* LargeHam: Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger and UmaThurman. (also, John Glover in his minor appearance as Dr. Woodrue) See EvilIsHammy above.
* LighterAndSofter: Easily the lightest and softest film in this whole film series. Even the TAS movies are more violent.
** On a more subtle note, this movie marks the end of Batman's long grieving period over his parents. This was touched on in a cut subplot from ''Batman Forever'' involving young Bruce dragging his parents to the cinema, inadvertently getting them killed by Jack Napier; in Thomas' diary, however, it mentions that he and Martha "have their hearts set on ''Zorro''" and will take Bruce to see his preferred movie next week, thus absolving him. This catharsis, while unseen by the viewing public, remains in canon as the tone of [=B&R=] suggests that Bruce is building a new family with Alfred, Dick and Barbara. In an on-set interview with ''Disney Adventures'' magazine, Schumacher elaborated:
--->"We're moving away from the self-absorbed, self-obsessed, 'my-parents-are-dead' Batman. George is 36, and I think by his age you would have come to terms with that."
* LockAndLoadMontage: Performed several times to show our heroes suiting up and including a shot from behind of the Dynamic Duo pulling up their pants.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Mr. Freeze's main motivation is finding a cure for his sick wife.
* LoverNotAFighter: Subverted (and lampshaded) somewhat by Poison Ivy. She's a lover in order to BE a fighter, with her seductive charms and her poisonous lips being the only weapons she has on her person to effectively harm (and in turn, [[KissOfDeath kill]]) her enemies, Batman & Robin.
* MacGuffinMelee: Batman and Robin play literal hockey with a diamond Freeze is trying to steal.
* MadScientist: Mr. Freeze and Dr. Woodrue. Depending on how one wants to stretch the definition, maybe also Pamela Isley.
* MakingASpectacleOfYourself: Woodrue's crazy lens attachments. Costume-wise, he dresses similarly to the briefly-seen Dr. Burton in ''Batman Forever''.
* ManEatingPlant: Poison Ivy seems to have one... though the movie can't make up its mind. She enters the scene sitting in it leisurely, yet when she is later kicked into the plant, she screams as it eats her, though she later appears disheveled.
* ManipulativeBastard: Poison Ivy, considering the fact that she manipulated Mr. Freeze into believing that Batman killed his wife.
* MerchandiseDriven: Literally everything in this movie was designed to be a toy. This one also dropped at the height of the original franchise's fame, so it was practically inescapable that summer.
--> '''Poison Ivy''': I'm a lover, not a fighter! That's why every Poison Ivy action figure comes with [Bane]!
** ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy: The Batgirl and Bane figures do not look anything like the versions seen in the movie. The Batgirl figure doesn't anything like ''any'' version of the character, but instead resembles an outright DistaffCounterpart version of the movie's version of Batman. At least the Bane figure resembled the comics version of the character.
* MishmashMuseum: [[Podcast/RiffTrax The Ancient Greek sculpture/Dinosaur/Big-freakin' diamond exhibit]].
* MoodWhiplash: The movies see-saws between stupid super-hero antics and bad acting, and the plotline about the importance of family, featuring Micheal Gough's touching performance as a dying Alfred. The mood whiplash is extreme.
** Also worth mentioning is a scene with ''Mister Freeze'', of all people. During a calm moment in his cell, he carves a small ice sculpture of his wife and puts together a makeshift "music box" using a large alarm clock.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Poison Ivy, sent to retrieve Freeze's comatose wife, pulls the plug on her instead.
* MythologyGag: A reference to Franchise/{{Superman}} early in the film when Batman complains "This is why Superman works alone." This was possibly an attempt to mirror a joke that referenced Metropolis in ''Batman Forever.''
** Jason Woodrue was the name of another plant-themed supervillain -- the Floronic Man, effectively an evil version of ComicBook/SwampThing. His presence is probably in reference ''Batman: Shadow of the Bat'' annual #3, which was published a couple of years before and established Poison Ivy's Post-''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' origin, revealing Woodrue played a role in it.
** Julie Madison is the name of Bruce's first love interest in the Batman comics, a socialite engaged to Bruce that eventually became an actress and ended her engagement because she wanted Bruce to [[RichIdiotWithNoDayjob do more with his life than be a playboy.]]
** Freeze's "ice beam" at Arkham may be a reference to the climate-controlled lair in [[{{Series/Batman}} Freeze's first live-action appearance]].
** Batman, Robin, and Batgirl running in front of the Bat-Signal. Doubles as ContinuityNod.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Before the Venom, Bane was a diminutive criminal named Antonio Diego.
* NostalgicMusicbox: In the form of a snowglobe.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Barbara was born and raised in [[FakeBrit England]] yet never displays even a hint of an accent.
* NoFourthWall: Batman, Poison Ivy and Mr. Freeze all break the fourth wall at least once during the film. In fact, Batman's ''first line'' is a quip into the camera.
* NoOSHACompliance: The lab Mr. Freeze worked in (before becoming Freeze) seriously needs a safety inspection. He gets knocked into a vat of liquid nitrogen, which horribly mutates him, but didn't really pose enough of a risk to warrant a decent railing. And don't even get started on the electronic equipment that randomly crapped out and sent him flying into the vat.
** It gets worse-- there was a railing on the opposite side of the catwalk. But not on the side that has the vat of liquid nitrogen!
** Frankly, you could argue that nearly every building in Gotham City fits this trope, since they all appear to be much wider - even absurdly so - at the top than at the bottom and clearly can't maintain integrity in the face of even minor explosions or collisions.
* OhCrap: "Huh. Reinforced steel."
** Poison Ivy's eyes widen to the size of dinner plates when Robin removes his false lips. ''False lips''. Yes.
* {{Oxbridge}}: Barbara studied there.
* PaperThinDisguise: Poison Ivy seems to think gluing things to her eyebrows is a mask.
* PeopleJars: Mr. Freeze's wife suffers from a fatal disease called [=MacGregor=]'s Syndrome. He keeps her in suspended animation in a liquid-filled tube while he works on a cure.
* PerpetualSmiler: Whether he's explaining that life-long butler and friend Alfred is dying, or trying to thaw out the entire city with less than 10 minutes before they all die, it seems George Clooney was never without a grin on his face.
* PunchCatch: While Robin is fighting Bane he throws a punch at Bane's head. Bane catches his hand and throws him down a flight of stairs.
* PungeonMaster: Mr. Freeze gets most of these. Poison Ivy does this too, though half of hers are also thinly veiled innuendos.
** It seems to be an irresistible impulse for Freeze: Even in the end, he can't resist a physician pun while forking over the medicine for Alfred.
* PutTheirHeadsTogether: Mr. Freeze does it to a pair of Arkham Asylum guards while trying to escape.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Batgirl gives one to Poison Ivy.
-->'''Batgirl''': Using feminine wiles to get what you want? Trading on your looks? Read a book, sister. That passive-aggressive number went out long ago. Chicks like you give women a bad name.
** Earlier, Pamela gave one to Woodrue before she became Poison Ivy. After he reveals he used her research to further his experiments with Bane, Pamela is outraged. At this point she was still a good WellIntentionedExtremist who only wanted to give plants a better edge, but Woodrue corrupting her work for his dreams of world domination disgusts her and she promised to have his credentials revoked and to have him expelled from any area of academia. He proceeded to kill her.
* RecycledSoundtrack: Most of the score is directly lifted from ''Batman Forever''.
** The opening theme is the same as the previous one, just slowed down.
** The theme for both the "freezing of Gotham" scene and the reveal of frozen Nora Fries (at the ice cream factory, after Vivica Fox's cameo) was lifted from ''DemolitionMan''.
* {{Sexophone}}: Poison Ivy's recurring leitmotif is built around this, usually when she appears in the room and goes into seduction mode. It starts off bold, sultry and alluring before trailing off into eerie, [[DroneOfDread dark territory]] and rising to a crescendo at the end.
** The music reflects the actions on screen; the hapless victim becomes seduced by Ivy's charms (sax) and they share a kiss (foreboding drone), whereupon the poison slowly works it's way through the body and kills him (crescendo).
* ShoutOut: In one scene, you can see gang members who wear the same outfits as the main characters from ''Film/AClockworkOrange''.
** A more subtle (if that's the word) Kubrick homage in the same scene has a gang dressed in foppish attire. One of them has an eye patch and powdered wig like the Chevalier in ''BarryLyndon''.
** The scene of Ivy debuting at the charity ball, first by hiding among the performers in an ape costume and slowly taking it off seemed to have been a homage to Creator/MarleneDietrich in ''Blonde Venus'' where she performs a musical number entitled "Hot Voodoo", which starts off with her in an ape costume.
** Alfred channels MaxHeadroom when addressing Barbara in the Batcave.
** Mr. Freeze sadly looking at a tiny music-box sculpture of Nora in his Arkham cell is an homage to TAS's "Heart of Ice".
* SkunkStripe: Dr. Woodrue has one of these.
* SkySurfing: Early in the film, Batman and Robin ''surf debris to the ground'' when they escape Mr. Freeze's rocket. And Robin even shouts [[TotallyRadical "Cowabunga!"]]
* SmugSnake: Dr. Jason Woodrue. And Poison Ivy, the supervillain her creates.
* SoapOperaDisease: It gets a name, [=McGregor's=], but nothing else besides its fatality and multi-stage process is established. Oh, and [[{{Tuckerization}} it's named for Peter McGregor-Scott, the film's producer]], though film producers aren't usually known to be toxic.
* SpandexLatexOrLeather: What was the ''material'' they chose for the costumes? Go on, take a wild guess...
* SuperSerum: Venom, Bane's source of power.
* SupervillainLair: Mr. Freeze has his lair in a ''giant ice cream factory in the middle of the city in plain sight.'' Poison Ivy just takes over an abandoned Turkish Bath, but converts it into a violent garden to make it more suitable for her. And when Mr. Freeze moves in, he naturally decks out his own room in his thematic trappings.
* TaintedVeins: Bane when given the Venom injections. Poison Ivy's kisses create the same effect on the people she poisons, though as Venom was one of the things she was poisoned with, it's a similar effect.
* TakeOverTheWorld: Ultimate goal of Poison Ivy, and later the goal of Mr. Freeze with a little prodding. Let's break down the eventual plan: 1) Freeze Gotham city using a giant telescope as a laser. 2) Freeze the rest of the world... somehow. 3) Unleash a strain of carnivorous plants to 4) Unfreeze the world so Ivy and Freeze can repopulate the globe together as Adam and Evil.
** Both of them have something in common: they're {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s. Neither have a high opinion of humanity. (Well, Victor Fries does have ''one'' person he loves.)
* TerribleTrio: Mr. Freeze (brains), Poison Ivy (beauty), and Bane (muscle).
* TestKiss: Robin lets Ivy kiss him to find out if they're really in love or if Batman's telling the truth about the pheromones and her KissOfDeath. Good thing he was wearing ''[[CrazyPrepared fake rubber lips]]'' when she did.
** Though it begs the question of why Poison Ivy didn't (a)just spit at him, poisoning him anyway, (b) slap one on him again after he [[WhatAnIdiot took them off]], or (c) just use a little tongue.
* ThirdLineSomeWaiting: The Batgirl plot happens, for the most part, independently from much of the film.
* TodayXTomorrowTheWorld:
-->'''Mr. Freeze:''' I will blanket the city in endless winter. First Gotham and then... the world!
* TookALevelInDumbass: Robin, especially in comparison to his earnest and sympathetic role in [[Film/BatmanForever the previous film.]]
** Also Bane, who was as intelligent as he was brawny in the comics.
* TrashcanBonfire: One in the gang hideout Poison Ivy and Bane break into and several at the gang motorcycle race.
* UnwittingPawn: Mr. Freeze was tricked by Poison Ivy into thinking that Batman killed his wife.
* UnderwearOfPower: This is obvious in Batman and Robin. But also exclusive for the first time in Batgirl as previous versions do not feature panties on her costume.
* TheVamp: Poison Ivy. Yes, making her a [[HurricaneOfPuns camp vamp]].
* TheVillainSucksSong: "Poison Ivy" by Meshell Ndegeocello. While it's a cover of a 50's R&B hit, the original may have inspired the character in the first place.
* VillainousCrush: Poison Ivy has one on Mr. Freeze, ''[[SubvertedTrope another villain]]''. She even tries to [[MurderTheHypotenuse kill his cryogenically frozen wife]] so they can be together.
** VillainessesWantHeroes: Then again, she doesn't hide some interest in the Dynamic Duo as well. If only to kill them.
* VillainTeamUp: Repeating the previous films' formula, though with less successful results.
* VirtualGhost: Alfred to Barbara in the Bat Cave, despite not being dead.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Poison Ivy technically wants to save the environment. On the other hand, it's pretty obvious that she really just sees plants as more valuable than people and just wants a planet with all the humans dead except herself. This is consistent with every other interpretation of the character as well.
* WhammyBid: When Batman and Robin start a bidding war over Poison Ivy at the bachelorette auction, Bruce comes on top by whipping out $7,000,000 with his Bat Credit Card.
-->'''Batman''': Never leave the cave without it.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse
** The "mystery bidder" and the former tenants of Poison Ivy's hideout.
** Also, Bruce Wayne's girlfriend. She only has two short scenes, both of them are about Bruce's adherence to his bachelor lifestyle, and then she is never mentioned again and has no bearing on the plot whatsoever. The real reason she doesn't show up later in the movie is because Poison Ivy shanks her in a deleted scene.
* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: Mr. Freeze freezes Gotham City solid 11 minutes before midnight. All of the citizens will die unless they're thawed out within 11 minutes, i.e. by midnight.
* WhooshingCredits: Complete with whooshing interlocking logos, too.
* WorldOfPun: Practically all the lines from the main villains are "plant" or "ice" puns.
--> "Allow me to break the ice."
--> "I'm afraid my condition has left me cold to your pleas of mercy!"
--> "FREEZE IN HELL, BATMAN!"
--> "Freeze well!"
--> "What killed the Dinosaurs? The Ice Age!"
--> "I've got some... ''wild oats'' to sow."
--> "Sorry, my vines have a crush on you!"
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->''[[JustForPun "All right, everyone! Chill!"]]''