Batman & Robin (1997) (part 8 of 13)

We then find Dick in his room using a computer to examine a newspaper photo of Ivy. Suddenly, he gets an “instant message” on his screen that, amazingly, isn’t porn spam. It tells him that the “Garage Motion Sensor” has been set off, and that the computer will be “Switching to Infrared Tracking Camera” now. Apparently, “infrared” means photo negative, because that’s what we see on screen as a chubby negative image runs around in the garage near the motorcycles.

Dick runs into the garage just as Barbara is hauling ass out of there on a motorcycle. So much for that ritual of silently rolling the bike out, I guess. He quickly goes to follow, and we immediately cut to the seedy part of Gotham. We know it’s the “seedy part” because we hear an “urban” song on the soundtrack, and bright day-glo faces are being projected on the sides of buildings [?]. Various biker guys are milling about, making this place more than a little reminiscent of the Incinerator in the aforementioned Never Too Young to Die.

We pan across the freaks, or gangs, or whatever the hell they are, and it appears each little group has its own gimmick. First, there are guys in Amadeus wigs wearing eye patches and suits with bow ties. Then there are some guys dressed exactly like the droogs in A Clockwork Orange. Are you laughing yet?

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