Batman and Mr. Freeze: SubZero

MPAA Rating: G

Entertainment: +2

Content: -1

In this new animated video release, Batman (Kevin Conroy) must save Batgirl (Mary Kay Bergman) from Mr. Freeze's (Michael Ansara) evil plan to save his frozen wife. Mr. Freeze was a genius scientist, who discovered cryogenics, a process to freeze people, without killing them. When his wife became ill, he froze her, until a cure could be discovered. However, a freak accident breaks her containment vessel and her disease quickly progresses. She must have an organ transplant to be saved. Unfortunately a match takes time and Mrs. Fries does not have time. So, Mr. Freeze decides to find a perfect match for his wife and Batgirl just happens to be it. He kidnaps Batgirl and black mails a doctor into performing the transplant. Will Batman foil the evil plans of Mr. Freeze before it's too late for Batgirl?

Based on the D. C. Comics, Batman and Mr. Freeze is sure to capture the attention of older fans. However, it is disappointing to note that Robin does ask Batgirl to go to the coast with him for the weekend. The two are also shown consuming alcohol. Batgirl does help a woman being attacked by a group of men. However, she kicks one of the men in the groin. Although she was defending herself, this action seems to be a growing trend in childrens movies. As viewers might expect, Batman and Mr. Freeze battle it out. There are explosions, fist fights, and chase scenes. Several times, Batgirl is knocked unconscious. But what might be most frightening to young viewers are the chase scenes. Vicious bears, owned by Freeze, attack people and chase Batgirl. Several times she barely escapes their attack. It is also disappointing to note the use of 3 profanities in this G rated film. Once again Warner Bros. has given an inappropriate rating to one of its videos.

Preview Reviewer: Sherry Oswald
Warner Bros., 4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, Ca 91522

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: None

Profanity: Few (3) times --Regular 1 (Geez); Exclamatory 2 (My God)

Violence: Many times --Moderate and Severe (woman's containment vessel broken, fist fight, men with knives and gun attack woman, man steals jewelry, property damage, old man hit with pole, bear attacks, girl kidnapped, icicles shot at people, car crashes, man hit with chains, man on motorcycle goes off cliff, pipes fall on man, boy thrown to ground by man, girl falls off balcony)

Sex: None

Nudity: None; Near Nudity: Few times (women in low cut shirts)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Few times (man kicked in groin, woman asked to spend the weekend with man)

Drugs: Alcohol

Other: cryogenics, organ transplant suggested

Running Time: 67 minutes
Intended Audience: Ages 5 and older

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