37 thoughts on “Jimmy Olsen Watches BATMAN & ROBIN

  1. There’s… there’s no alt text.

    My world has been turned upside down. I don’t know if I can function. D:

    Also, is that line seriously in the movie? Man, I’m glad I’ve avoided it all this time.

  2. I think the 2nd panel should also have been the last panel.

    Because that far into Batman and Robin, Jimmy’s daydreaming about sex with Lucy.

  3. Yes that is a direct quotation from the movie (although I’m pretty certain a different scene).

    That is also some of the better dialogue in that movie.

  4. Wow, only took two comments tonight before someone explains how Chris should do his “job.”

  5. Just throwing this out there, why was Arnold never considered for Dr. Manhattan? Just draw a Hydrogen atom on his forhead.

  6. “Just throwing this out there, why was Arnold never considered for Dr. Manhattan? Just draw a Hydrogen atom on his forehead.”

    That’s why I’m not too mad about the Watchmen movie not being a perfect adaptation of the comic, or hitting all of the deeper themes of the comic.

    Because it could have been much, much worse.

    “Rorscharch, prepare…for your last Manhattan Transit!”

  7. Man, Jimmy Olsen really gets upset when respected scientists discount the “giant meteor” theory of dinosaur extinction. I’d hate to see his reaction to Dr. Pamela Isley’s detailed, scholarly discussion of global warming later on in this documentary.

  8. Why da chilly reception, Jimmy? Did zat joke leaf you cold? Snow problem! Ice got a million uf dem! All for free-ze!

    *Tim C dies from horror*

  9. My childhood died twice as hard when I saw that movie as when I saw Episode One: The Phantom Menace. Still…

    I got my childhood back when I watched the 1970s Battlestar Galactica and Baltar screamed:


  10. Let’s not be hasty here.

    What if Jimmy’s tightly wound bow-tie (which we always knew would catch up to him one day) triggered a stroke on Panel 4?

    I would argue that Arnold is being viciously maligned without cause.

    For shame, Chris.


  11. Once in a while I go “You know, Batman and Robin really couldn’t have been that bad…”

    Then shit like this comes along.

  12. A lot of the articles that came out chronicling the long, stupid history of Watchmen from comic to screen (and why Alan Moore wanted his name taken off it) stated that Joel Silver did want Arnold to play Dr. Manhattan. Googling “Arnold Schwarzenegger dr. manhattan” will turn up any number of references from public sources. There was also a comic I read recently which did the long, sordid history of the Watchmen movie which also depicted this possibility and explained why it’s a horrible idea.

  13. oh…
    Hey guys… it could have been worse…

    Ahnuld could have been dragged into a discussion with Neal Adams and the whole “hollow Earth” theory, and that THAT’S where the dinosaurs went to live to escape the whole “meteor” thing.

    Just sayin’.


  14. Sweet Jesus, I used to like this movie. It was the first movie that I ever saw in a theatre. I was four or five years old. I thought it to be awesome at the time. Now, I know better. Although, I guess I do owe my love of comics to this disgusting rape of the Batman mythos.

  15. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Out of the four Burton/Schumaker films, Batman and Robin is by far the most watchable.

  16. Aside from being boring and Batman unnecessarily killing people, I thought the ’89 Batman was pretty decent.

  17. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Out of the four Burton/Schumaker films, Batman and Robin is by far the most watchable.”

    It’s a sad state of affairs, isn’t it Chris? I bang my head against the wall every time someone starts going on about how “fantastic” Jack Nicholson was as the Joker…

    At least we got Bat-skates out of B&B…

  18. B&R is the only Batman movie that I’ve managed to never watch. (Although I did somehow see Catwoman…twice.)

    I think the fact that I didn’t know what Mister Freeze’s punchline was gonna be made your post even funnier.


  19. I walked out of the theater after watching B&R feeling like I had just experienced something unlike any other movie I had seen. It was just nonstop, start to finish, and ridiculous all the way through. It wasn’t until I finally saw The Road Warrior that I found out good movies could feel that way, too.

    However, if I hadn’t had a less-than-understanding friend with me, I might have bought another ticket and immediately watched it again.

    I still can’t figure out if it’s worth watching or not.

  20. I have the VHS on the top of my closet. When I was younger, Forever was my favorite. He may not have been the best choice, but Val Kilmer was by far the most beautiful of the Batmen. It is sad that these four films rank so lowly on the scale of awesomeness of a seperate media Batman interpretation, with #1 being the Bruce Timm DCAU, and the films ranking somewhere around 17th.

  21. I worked at a movie theater though college and after, from 1995 to 2000. Batman and Robin pretty much broke even in sales and was number one for a week, then slipped after Men In Black came out a few weeks later. But it still drew in semi decent crowds and we had it in a decent sized theater for a month, if I recall.

  22. You seem Hot…

    … Why not, let off some Steeeeem..

    *shoots a random civilian with his Ice Laser*

  23. I always thought Mr. Freeze in the movie looked like a giant talking roll-on deodorant…

    … but of course a villain named “Mr. Giant Roll-On Deodorant” would have a difficult time working out gadgets and one-liners to match his name.

    “All zis fightin’ has given you a bad case of B.O., Batmann… I’ll roohll you flaht like a baad odohr!”

    (Can you picture the villain’s diabolical roll-on deodorant scheme? I can’t…)

  24. Given everything Jimmy’s been through, I rather expected him to admit to killing the dinosaurs. Are any of you sure he wasn’t involved?