Thursday, January 28, 2021

Magazine Article: Film Review Special #20 - Part 2

Returning to the Film Review Special - we have an interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger about playing Mr Freeze. The other topics covered are his heart surgery that happened almost straight after filming and his thoughts on movie merchandising (spoilers: he loves it, which is probably due to him having a percentage of Batman & Robin's merchandising profits as part of his contract).

Then we have an interview with Joel about making the film. Interesting to note that when a fifth film is mentioned at the end he says he would direct George and Chris and would look to bring back "one or two other characters." I presume he's referring to the idea of bringing back Jack Nicholson as the Joker. The only other character I can think is maybe Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman???

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Magazine Article: Film Review Special #20 - Part 1

Film Review did a big Special magazine covering two of 1997's biggest Summer blockbusters - The Lost World and Batman & Robin (as well as a bunch of articles on the other Batman films).

First up we have an introduction to the film from Joel Schumacher and writer Akiva Goldsman who posits it as a film that is about "how individuals reckon with loss" which is an intriguing concept and it's a shame the film doesn't fulfil that objective. 

Next up is a typically self deprecating interview with George Clooney who from the sounds of it - wasn't actively campaigning for the role of Batman but more fell into it.