If ever a buddy balances that a Batman movie is tearing inevitably, temp it with this info on “Batman and Robin”
Released in 1997, with Joel Schumacher on the controls, the film had made a flop. Not much met expectations. The proof with these anecdotes.
Time is still working. With hindsight, it is possible to laugh at everything. If so, really. The director, the actors, the spectators: everyone has had time to digest the disappointment and we can talk about it quietly. Including these things, by turns surprising, embarrassing, amusing.
George Clooney made muscu by wearing his costume
Interpreting the role of Bruce Wayne / Batman, the future DILF (according to women, apparently), Georgie was lugging tens of pounds on her back during the shoot. The rubber suit weighed alone 23 kg. It’s manageable, we agree. Except that you add the cape, weighing 18 kg. And there, it’s more the same game! And the worst thing was that he had so much gallanty to remove it, that he frequently did not have time to get to the pits of comfort, we will say.
Very few Batman master plans
If you look good, you’ll see that most of the time Batman is framed to the legs … and not below. From the close-up on the Italian face up to mid-thighs, passing by the chest, waist and American plans, one sees it well. Except his feet! Aber warum? Simply because Clooney wore as little as possible his boots . He wanted to be flex to walk around or play basketball on the set. So, hop, feigned the Armorican, we do not frame down. Unhealthy assassin (in this case Joel Schumacher)!
Coolio as an actor rather than a rapper
So in full hype, notably thanks to his title “Gangsta’s Paradise” released two years earlier (1995), the rapper appears in the film, as Banker. This apparition surprised. But what is even more surprising is that the native of Compton did not contribute to the soundtrack of the film. What did not prevent this one from being sacred platinium disk and to constitute the major success of the film. Thanks to The Smashing Pumpkins, REM, R. Kelly or Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
Go to the room can pay big, watch Schwarzenegger
We all know the course of the Austrian, who took as a model a bodybuilder from his adolescence before becoming Mister Universe and reaping roles in cinema, on the other side of the Atlantic. For the role of Doctor Victor Fries aka Mr Freeze, Joel Schumacher wanted a big and strong actor . Here is a rather simplistic portrait-robot. So the choice was obvious: Schwarzy. Only things to accept: shave your head, wear blue contact lenses and support the glitter on your body. When you pay $ 25M in exchange, you do it. Everyday. That pays off the annual dues, I think.
Clooney has not kiffe
But not at all. And nothing at all. Neither his performance nor the film as a whole . Ugly horrible fright, for George. Regarding him, he said he had “ruined the franchise” . As for the film, he had not gone there either: “a loss of money” or “a disaster” . After, of necessity, when you have pissed on it several times because of the costume, you are necessarily a little jaded. In any case, it will not be resumed there.
All other films received nominations for the Awards. The best direction for “Batman The Challenge”, special effects and makeup for “Batman Returns”, photography, music and special effects for “Batman Forever” … And for this one? A slew of Razzie Awards nominations! Worst film, director, remake or suite, couple, second roles (masculine and feminine). Balance: a good big misfire, and a 73rd place in the Allociné list of the worst movies of all time.
Plans abound on … buttocks and nipples
Will know why, guys have multiplied the (big) plans on some very specific parts of the anatomy of the characters. So, ok, they were well molded in their costume, well developed. The air sharp, trimmed. This does not mean that the camera should be attached to the buttocks and nipples at the slightest opportunity. The shooting may have fallen during a special period for the director and his assistants … Failing to be interesting, this film is at least funny, is not it?