- We all know Batman & Robin, but you'd be surprised that anyone could get a Moment of Awesome from this film. And surprisingly, it's Mr. Freeze who earns it, in his final scene where he confronts Ivy in Arkham, after learning from Batman that Ivy had nearly killed his wife — according to the novel, he traded the cure for his wife's disease just so he could share the cell. His dialogue is just plain and simply chilling and badass, and despite the movie's negative reputation, no review can deny it.Poison Ivy: (depressed, dishevelled, and slowly picking the petals off a flower on her cell bed at Arkham Asylum) He loves me... he loves me not. He loves me... he loves me not. He loves me...Mr. Freeze: ...not. (Freeze's suit suddenly illuminates from a dark corner of the cell) Surprise. I am your new cellmate.Poison Ivy: (looks up at him with an expression of absolute horror) Heh... heh heh...Mr. Freeze: And I've come to make your life a living hell. Prepare for a bitter harvest. (slowly walks toward Poison Ivy and looms over her menacingly with a mirthless grin and a full-on Death Glare) Winter... has come at last.
- Arguably, Freeze gets more than a few badass lines. Maybe it's part Narm Charm, but among the silly puns, he has some great villain quotes, made better by the metallic voice effect from his suit. If you know your action movie character's going to be enormous and spouting one-liners left and right, Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't exactly a missed mark of a casting choice.Mr. Freeze: In this universe, there's only one absolute... everything freezes.Mr. Freeze: Allow me to break the ice. My name is Freeze. Learn it well, for it's the chilling sound of your doom.Mr. Freeze: FREEZE IN HELL, BATMAN!
- Arguably, Freeze gets more than a few badass lines. Maybe it's part Narm Charm, but among the silly puns, he has some great villain quotes, made better by the metallic voice effect from his suit. If you know your action movie character's going to be enormous and spouting one-liners left and right, Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't exactly a missed mark of a casting choice.
- Mr. Freeze's capture, right after he crashes the auction.
- Robin out-gambitting Poison Ivy. Say what you will about the rest of the movie, but that's an awesome moment. Ivy seems to succeed in seducing Robin while they're alone and kisses him, but Robin reveals he was wearing a rubber lip, allowing him to survive Ivy's kiss and ruining her Just Between You and Me. It also means Robin was just playing around pretending to be the love-struck fool Ivy thought he was, and actually managed to beat her at her own game by romantically manipulating her and pretending to love her the same way she pretended to love him. He refused Ivy's offer of a kiss until she revealed her plan to him first, showing much better self-control than he previously did even as the beautiful woman is throwing herself at him, and managed to steal a kiss from his crush without risk to see if she loved him like she claimed or was trying to kill him like Batman thought; and being able to kiss Poison Ivy without being poisoned is something many fans would wish for. And while she has a chance to kiss him again after he takes the rubber lips off, she tries drowning him by shoving him off her throne and into a deep pool instead — clearly too pissed and humiliated to notice.Poison Ivy: (laying on her throne after her Chair Reveal) Hi there.
Robin: (approaching her) Is your thumb the only part of you that's green?
Poison Ivy: You will just have to find out.
Robin: I want us to be together, but I want to make sure you're serious about turning over a new leaf. (lays next to her on her throne) I need a sign.
Poison Ivy: How about "slippery when wet?"
Robin: Of trust. Tell me your plan.
Poison Ivy:(places a hand on Robin's back and leans in) Kiss me, and I'll tell you.
Robin: (without hesitation) Tell me, and I'll kiss you.
Poison Ivy: (while looking Robin right in the eyes still leaned in) Freeze has taken the new telescope and turned it into a giant freezing gun. He's about to turn Gotham into an ice cube.
Robin: (turns to leave) I've got to stop him!
Poison Ivy: (grabs Robin's shoulders and turns him to face her) One kiss... my love... (whisper) for luck. (Smiles seductively)
(Robin is silent for a moment, before submitting to Ivy at last. Ivy gently places a hand on his face and they both close their eyes and slowly lean in, with Ivy smirking evilly to herself, and share a romantic, passionate kiss at last. Ivy pulls away, rubbing noses with Robin and stroking his chin.)
Poison Ivy: (in mock sadness) Bad luck, I'm afraid. Time to die, little Robin! (Leans back, smirking)
Robin: (whispers with smugness) I hate to disappoint you, but... (pulls off his top lip, revealing it to be rubber) rubber lips are immune to your charms.
(Ivy's smug look turns to shock and anger, as she realizes she's the one who's been tricked and glares at Robin in humiliation.)
- Although not quite as impressive as Robin, Ivy for her part wasn't a slouch in the scene either. After Robin surprised her with his trickery she quickly recovered and after giving Robin a nasty glare for his deception she leaps forward, catching Robin off-guard, and shoves him off her throne and into her pond where her plants immediately begin to drown him. Robin might have successfully survived her kiss, but Ivy had other ways of dealing with him, and she wasn't pleased that Robin had managed to see through her seductions and humiliated her with a kiss of all things. Then she casually walks off and smugly gives Robin a quick wave goodbye and taunts him "See ya!" Though Robin outsmarted her and managed to use her own seduction tactics against her, she ultimately got the last laugh in their "relationship" by "breaking up" with Robin in the worst way possible. Then when Batman tried to ambush her she almost immediately captures him with her vines. That's right, Ivy managed to defeat both members of the Dynamic Duo in a matter of seconds, and if not for Batgirl's arrival she would have completely won.
- For all the film's flaws, the movie does come closest out of the four films to portraying a father-son dynamic between Bruce and Alfred, especially the scenes where Alfred talks to Bruce about his stubborn nature in the Batman persona and the scene on Alfred's near-deathbed.
- The otherwise execrable Batman & Robin has a zinger from Batgirl 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.
- Despite being unfairly Mis-blamed for this movie's many failings, Joel Schumacher has fully accepted responsibility and has apologized for it on many occasions. Truly a stand-up guy to do that considering so many other directors have problems taking criticism.
- It's hard not to argue that, after Woodrue stole Pamela's research and used it to create Bane and then tried to murder her when she bluntly refused to work with him and called him out on the egomaniac he is, Pamela cementing her transformation into Poison Ivy by killing him with a toxic kiss was both totally deserved and absolutely badass.Poison Ivy: Oh. And Jason? One other thing. I probably should've mentioned this earlier. I'm... poison.(Jason keels over dead)
- Followed by this boast before she burns the lab down:Poison Ivy: I am nature's arm! Her spirit! Her will! Hell, I AM Mother Nature. And the time has come for plants to take back the world so rightfully ours. Because it's not nice-to FOOL with MOTHER NATURE!
- Followed by this boast before she burns the lab down:
- Batman, who is not at all immune to Ivy's pheromones like Freeze, having the resolve to work through their effects and use his judgement through sheer determination. By the time their final confrontation rolls around, she doesn't even bother using them on him because even she realizes it's useless.
Awesome / Batman & Robin