Batman and Robin

Corrected entry: Batman couldn't possibly have his own credit card. Obtaining a credit card requires proof of identification and a billing address, neither of which Batman would submit for obvious reasons. Nor would it be a credit card that he issued himself through Wayne Enterprises because the credit card company would see that a Wayne Enterprises Corporate credit card was used at a charity event that was attended by Batman and would subsequently reveal his secret identity (not to mention that Batman intends on using the card for a $7 million purchase, which is not a price anyone is going to turn a blind eye to), which is not something Batman would risk. And although the Bat-credit card may be a jokey reference to the 60s TV series, Batman still demonstrates his intent on using the card to secure his bid for a date with Poison Ivy, which means that in the context of the film, the credit card is functional.


Correction: In a world where Batman would actually carry his own Bat-Card it must then be that Bruce Wayne started his own bank with the sole purpose of providing credit to Batman. It being his bank, he can decide whom to lend to, with or without the standard identifying information.


Correction: Granted that the movie takes place in the real-time calendar year 1997; keep in mind that major federal banking laws were not enforced too seriously at the time, plus this was the time way before the USA Patriot Act was created and strictly enforced after the September 11 terrorist attacks. I can understand that even if Bruce Wayne did manage to have his own bank and provided a line of credit to Batman still like everyone else he had to submit to US federal banking laws (FCRA, ECOA and the like.) Let alone the general public will find it too suspicious why a private citizen would give a line of credit to a superhero in the first place. Either way, it's all within the DC World fantasy.


I would be too young to remember, but prior to online shopping, weren't people usually required to present their ID when making a credit card purchase? When I had my first job, if someone was making a purchase with the credit card, our boss required us to check their ID. I mean, if I was holding a fundraiser and someone pledged $1 million, I would want them to provide valid ID in case they decided to welch on the payment.


Ironically Batman doesn't have to show ID.


Corrected entry: Bane busts into the prisoner property locker to steal Mr Freeze's suit. As this locker is used to store personal effects of prisoners, there are two errors in this sequence. Firstly, Two Face's suit from the previous film is in plain view, which would not be in the locker since Two Face died in the previous film and is not a prisoner at Arkham. Secondly, the Riddler's green suit is also in there, although at the time of his arrest in the previous film he was wearing a white sequined suit. Contrary to what a corrector previously posted, the Riddler's green suit should logically not be in the locker either, since he was not wearing it at the time of his arrest and it would therefore be considered police evidence rather than the prisoner's personal effects, and would be kept at the police station rather than the asylum itself.


Correction: Yes, but in the DC Universe, things are done a bit differently. Any gear belonging to a supervillain is either kept at Arkham Asylum (for non super powered villains/equipment) or S.T.A.R. Labs in Metropolis (for gadgets like Mr. Freeze's gun). Both sites are more secure than a normal police evidence room. This is just a nod to the comics.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: When Freeze's mouth glows blue and he talks, you can ocasionally catch glimpses of the glow sticks in his mouth. (01:41:40)

Correction: His mouth glows blue because of blue LEDs in the mouthpiece on his mask. That is why his teeth glow so brightly.

Corrected entry: Poison Ivy has the ability of controlling plants. When Batgirl knocks Ivy into a man-eating plant, she doesn't use this ability to free herself from the plant's grip.

Correction: Control is not always perfect control. Just because she can influence plants doesn't make the plants sentient beings capable of ignoring a meal when it literally falls into their mouth.

Corrected entry: How does Alfred get Barbara's measurements for the Batgirl suit before she even got on a plane to fly from England to Gotham City? He hasn't seen her in years and we can assume that Barbara didn't just voluntarily give her Uncle Alfred her measurements.


Correction: If you've been making clothes (or in this case Batsuits) for years, you can easily learn to tell someone's measurements by sight.

Greg Dwyer

Corrected entry: When Batman uses the rays of the sun to defrost Gotham, we see that the sun beams go through the observatory and then into the telescope. If the beams are in the observatory at that time and are hot enough to evaporate all of that ice without even letting it get to a liquid stage first, wouldn't Batman and the two scientists be burning up?

Correction: The sun beams are just normal sunlight that was being brought from the Congo to melt the city, it would be just like when the sun rises in the morning; what made the beam hotter was the telescope itself.

Corrected entry: Maybe I am a fool, but I still can't find out why Mr. Freeze has in his own home a "hot/cold" switch. I mean, he needs cold to survive. It's like I had a "pure air/toxic gas" switch in my house.

Correction: Mr. Freeze didn't build his hideout, it was an abandoned ice cream shop called 'Snowy Cone' so therefore he didn't build the 'hot/cold' switch... It was already there when he took over.

Corrected entry: Batman couldn't possibly have his own credit card. Obtaining a credit card requires proof of identification and a billing address, neither of which Batman would submit for obvious reasons. And although the Bat-credit card may be a jokey reference to the 60s TV series, Batman still demonstrates his intent on using the card to secure his bid for a date with Poison Ivy, which means that in the context of the film, the credit card is functional.

S. Ha

Correction: Batman could easily have a corporate credit card from Wayne Industries for personal use. Many companies have cards for employees or even suppliers.


Correction: There's no actual proof that George Clooney ever said he would refund the ticket price to anyone who asked. He has said a great many other disparaging remarks about the movie in official interviews, but never this. This is one of those apocryphal rumors that gets passed around without anything resembling a source and if it's kept here, it should be mentioned as such.

Correction: As per what George Clooney actually did only expressed his disgust at the movie so much that he JOKINGLY offered a refund to those who already paid to watch the movie in theatres; he never meant it literally. This had been one of the best-known urban legends and misquotations attributed to the actor.


Corrected entry: Speaking of the insane rocket scheme: 30,000 feet is hardly "the icy cold of space" as Mr. Freeze described it to the trapped Batman. In fact, several species of birds are known to fly in the 23-27,000 foot range when migrating. Their hearts certainly don't "freeze and beat no more", else we'd probably hear a lot about all the property damage that frozen birds cause each year as they die and plummet five miles to earth. (00:10:05)

Correction: 30,000 feet is almost 6 miles high... higher than Mt Everest. Generally air temperature drops about 5 degrees celsius for every 1000 feet climbed... well below freezing. While there have been reports of migratory birds at elevations of 29,000 feet, the temperature would depend on the surface conditions in that area, not to mention wind conditions. Considering it's nighttime in Gotham, the air temperature at 30,000 feet would likely be well under freezing. As to whether it's the "icy cold of space," well, Mr Freeze is prone to hyperbole.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: After Mr. Freeze freezes Robin, he takes the diamond and freezes a door to block the opening in the wall. Freeze has made it very clear that his gun can shoot to far targets, so why would the ice gun just stop shooting and freeze a sheet right in front of him?

Nancy Burger

Correction: Most likely mr. Freeze has designed his gun with several different settings and uses. A small switch near the trigger that would change the setting from long-range ray to short-range solid freezing would not be very conspicuous, but could be very useful.


Corrected entry: In Freeze's opening heist when Batman throws a grenade through the wall, it leaves a regular hole. After the shot changes back to Batman coming through the hole, it's in the shape of a bat instead of the regular hole.

Correction: I don't think Batman throws a grenade. It's Robin who crashes through the door leaving a hole shaped like him on a bike. After that, all the shots from the door show a bat shaped hole.


Corrected entry: It is illogical for The Riddler's green suit to be in the prisoner property locker at Arkham. The last time we saw Edward Nygma as The Riddler, he was wearing a white sequined suit with green question marks, so it is safe to assume this is what he was arrested in, and thus what should be in the property locker. The police may have seized his other costumes, but there is no reason for them to be at Arkham.

Correction: Just because you think there is no reason for it not to be there, doesn't make it true. Maybe they did store all of the Riddler's stuff at Arkham just like real prisons store personal effects for prisoners.


Corrected entry: Freeze jumps out of his rocket after leaving Batman in there - when Robin and Batman jump out after him, they should reach terminal velocity. With everyone travelling at equal speed, it's not possible that the diamond could have been knocked from Freeze's hand with sufficient force for Robin to subsequently catch it.

Correction: This doesn't take into account factors such as air resistance, or aerodynamics.


Corrected entry: At the charity convention, Mr. Freeze grabs a vine, but he barely jumps and yet he flies halfway across the room. (00:46:40)

Correction: Freeze is a super-villian, wearing a cybernetic suit. Not only could his strength be augmented by such a suit, but the added mass the suit provides would also allow him to swing further with less effort.


Corrected entry: Why is Two Face's costume in the prisoner property locker if he is dead and not in prison?

Correction: In his audio commentary for the DVD anthology, Schumacher states that he did not wish to have Batman kill anyone in Batman Forever. It is assumed Two-Face perished but Schumacher pointed out on the commentary track that we are not shown that Two-Face actually died, and one can assume that because his jacket is in the Arkham storage room in Batman & Robin, he also survived.

Corrected entry: When Ivy is on top of the police station disabling the Bat Light with Bane, we see that the light is on. But there's no reason for it to be on in the first place, since there hasn't been any sort of emergency.

Correction: The bat-light has probably been activated because Bane and Poison Ivy have broken into the police station and climbed to the roof, or because they activated it themselves.

Corrected entry: During her breathtaking entrance at the charity convention, Poison Ivy dives backwards into the arms of five men. But when she lands, she seems to have made a 180-degree spin in midair, because now her head is where her feet should have been. (00:43:10)

Correction: Not true. She lands in the arms of the men, who then stand her up, after which she turns around to face the crowd.

Corrected entry: Freeze says that the Ice Age killed the dinosaurs. Of course this is untrue, but done to show how mad Freeze has become.

Correction: In addition to Lummie's entry, given that Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze has a degree/doctorate in cryogenics and medicinal research it is understood with his educational background he would have known full well that the Ice Age arrived way after the dinosaurs were already extinct; he was simply expressing some black comedy as the icy villain that he is.


Correction: Freeze could have believed that the Ice age did kill the dinosaurs. Even if he did knew that if it wasn't the ice age that killed the dinosaurs this comes down to a character mistake not a film mistake.


Corrected entry: After Freeze freezes the furnace, why doesn't he at least get hurt when he lands, after falling that far? Batman and Robin had to use ropes.

Correction: Mr Freeze also used the ice stream from his gun to break his fall.

Revealing mistake: When Robin is being pulled underwater by Ivy's plants he surfaces for air and gets pulled under again. It's obvious the film was just rewound. Then when he finaly gets free we see the shot that was rewound was the same shot used when he escapes. Really bad editing. (01:34:50 - 01:36:40)

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Question: How was Pamela Isley aka Poison Ivy able to fight Batgirl with martial arts-like skills towards the end of the movie? Pamela was a doctor and I highly doubt given her obsession with her research she had the time to take martial arts lessons in her spare time, if she had any during her stay in South America. Even after she transformed into Poison Ivy, her transformation could not have given her martial arts skills since her powers are based on plant abilities.


Answer: There's no way of knowing whether or not she "had the time" to study martial arts. Regardless of her studies, she could have made time to pursue this as an extra-curricular activity. Universities can have classes, clubs, competitions, and student groups for martial arts on campus that anyone can participate in. She may also have been studying it since childhood. She was also a botanist, so even with a rigorous academic schedule, she would likely have more free time than a medical student.


Answer: That and they had to have the women fight in here. I mean they couldn't have the guys hit her now could they? So it was necessary for her to fight competently at least.


Exactly, and that's a point I make again and again that things happen in movies because it's required to make the plot to work, not because it reflects real life.


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