The Good, the Bad, and the Bogus: Big Screen Villainesses

Mar 29, 2012 Comments
Bad: Poison Ivy

As a kid I used to love the Batman films of the late 90s – Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. However, just recently, both aired on TV and, well, I’m really starting to second guess my childhood taste in films. Both are overrun with problems and the tones are just downright silly, but one that pains me most is Uma Thurman’s Poison Ivy. While Thurman gives the role her all, the part is so ridiculous, rather than that coming across as a noble effort, it’s totally embarrassing. She’s not a menacing threat, but a cartoon character dishing out playground insults, tacky lines like, “You two boys aren't going to start fighting over little old me, now are you?,” and plain old odd ones like, “I can help you grab your rocks.”

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