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Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Animated '90s Batman tale has cartoon violence, peril.

Movie NR 1998 70 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Great movie good for kids who like Batman

Batman is the greatest superhero, and Mr.Freeze is the greatest villain, what could go wrong. The only violence is cartoon violence is not that bad. It has a great plot with a good antagonist. It is amazing overall.

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Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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Unlike so many other noir animated features, this movie manages to deliver a straightforward story with appeal for kids and adults alike. Whereas many of these feature-length movies presenting "darker" versions of the characters rely too heavily on complicated and overly layered stories that only comic book superfans could possibly understand, or else go in the opposite direction and make up for a lack of story with seemingly endless violence, Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero puts the faith in characters and story to be entertaining on its own without resorting to such gimmickry.

The result is a fast-paced and action-packed movie that can be enjoyed for its own sake, or for the sake of those who have already been fans of Batman: The Animated Series. When there is violence, there's a logic to it that comes out of what's happening in the story. There's something at stake for each of the main characters. The acting is comic book-dramatic without being campy or cliched. All in all, a fun view for fans and nonfans alike.

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