Fridge / Batman & Robin

Fridge Logic
  • Anything to do with Mr. Freeze falls in this category.
    • Ahaha. Fridge Logic. I get it.
      • Icy what you did there.
      • That pun leaves me cold.
      • Let's chill with the puns.
      • These puns aren't very ice
  • Poison Ivy was sitting in her chair/plant when she kisses Robin. She fights him and Batman. Then Batgirl comes in and they fight. Batgirl pushes her into the chair/plant which eats her... No reason was given as to why her chair just ate her...
    • One of two things happened: When simply lounging inside the plant, Poison Ivy didn't put enough pressure on its trigger mechanism to close it, but when she fell into it, the mechanism triggered and, like a perfect reflex action, the plant closed instinctively. Another possible reason is that Poison Ivy simply lost control of the plant due to being beaten up from the fight and her mind being otherwise occupied.
    • Ivy wanted her plants to gain the strength and intelligence of animals, so that they would hate all humans and could defend themselves against the harms of mankind. While Ivy fought Batgirl, the plants' intellect reached maturity, so when she fell in, the flower throne, recognizing her as a human, and/or without any more need from the human that raised them, turned on their mother.
  • A bit of fridge logic over the infamous Bat Credit Card: Bruce adds a credit card to Wayne Financial, in the name of Batman, with no expiry date, and a bit of obfuscation, which draws on his own considerable finances, or a ghost account in the name of Batman. As far as the credit card company is concerned, the transaction is valid, and money is paid to the seller.

Fridge Brilliance
  • The movie is much more enjoyable if you watch it as a Spiritual Sequel to the campy 1960s version of Batman with Adam West.
  • Ivy doses several men with her pheromone dust and gets different results for each. This isn't inconsistent writing, Freeze describes it as 'heating a man's blood' so each man she affects is only as dazzled as a man would be if severely aroused and flirted with (Dick is young and inexperienced so falls completely, Freeze is married and devoted so shrugs it off completely, etc.).
  • Robin seems to be far more susceptible to Ivy's pheromones than Batman. Part of this may be because of Robin's natural bullheadedness, but a large part of it is that he always haphazardly breathes in her love dust, whereas Batman is always seen trying to shake it off.
  • Mr. Freeze is not having a moment of Bond Villain Stupidity at the beginning of the movie. His plan was to lure Batman (or even Robin) into a Friend or Idol Decision by freezing Robin and using that to cover his own retreat because his suit was running out of energy and his life would have been in danger if he had stuck around to fight Batman. In short, Mr. Freeze pulled a Batman Gambit on Batman!
    • The guy trying to save his wife saying "your emotions make you weak" definitely supports this theory.
  • The movie actually opens with a decent Visual Pun: outside the museum it lingers on a shot of a frieze before introducing Mr. Freeze. Too bad it's all downhill from there...

Fridge Horror
  • Pretty much the entire rainforest ball in hindsight; Bruce's plan to use the Heart of Isis is marred by the fact that his plan means luring a dangerous criminal into a crowded event, a criminal who has been shown to have the stomach for killing, a very dangerous weapon, and a gang of violent henchmen, with only himself, Robin, and a handful of police officers between them to capture him. At best, a very poorly thought-out plan, and at worst, a plan where the Dark Knight himself intentionally endangered the lives of a ballroom full of people.