Comic Strip Double Dip Blogathon: Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman Double Dip
G Girl / Poison Ivy

It’s been a fun trip through my first blogathon and we’re down to the last week and this will be my own last entry. There were several posts this week and a few more to go to finish out the week. Thanks everyone who participated, I enjoyed reading all of them! For my last entry I chose an actress who I just watched onscreen in one of these two roles, I’ll leave you to (easily) guess which one. I’m talking about Uma Thurman who played Poison Ivy in Batman & Robin, as well as G Girl in My Super Ex-Girlfriend.

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Super Ex Girlfriend
Year: 2006
Runtime: 95 mins
Thurman’s Credit: lead
Character Traits: Neurotic, Needy, Vengeful, Sultry
Best (?) Line: You broke my heart, now I’m going to break your everything!

Batman & Robin

Batman and Robin
Year: 1997
Runtime: 125 mins
Thurman’s Credit: fourth
Character Traits: Plant-loving, Psychotic, Vengeful, Sultry
Best (?) Line: There’s just something about an anatomically correct rubber suit that puts fire in a girl’s lips.

Uma Thurman has made a name for herself playing the fiery temptress, and while both of these movies have her playing up some mousiness in the beginning, she goes full on seductress at one point and crazy psycho bitch at another. She started out by playing the laughable version of Poison Ivy in Batman & Robin where she gets doused with random chemicals and kinda gets plant powers, but also kinda just seems to use her knowledge of plants to her advantage, or something like that. She’s basically just evil plant girl who’s out there to seduce both Batman & Robin so she can kill them, for some reason. She starts out as Pamela Isley, more concerned about her scientific research than her appearance, but as soon as she gets killed with chemicals, she survives and becomes a lusty redhead with a vengeance. Most of the movie she’s just either being eye candy or off spouting lousy plant related puns.

As for My Super Ex-Girlfriend, she plays G Girl, with basically all the powers of Superman except with the hilariousness of the neediness of the overly obsessed girlfriend. In between stopping crimes and helping during natural disasters, she’s busy using her powers to relentlessly torment the guy that dumped her after learning her secret identity. She forgoes a lot of the fiery temptress in order to play up either her neurotic neediness or psychotic vengefulness. Also, G Girl’s superhero costume tends to be some designer outfit with her G symbol somewhere on her person, she doesn’t even have a unified color scheme, though Poison Ivy also suffers from the same symptom, appearing in several different outfits throughout the movie, sometimes with the weird little leaflets over her eyes, sometimes without. Either way, I really didn’t like her in either role. She’s much better off loosing her vengeance against Bill. Until next time, this has been Bubbawheat for Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights.


About Bubbawheat

I'm a comic book movie enthusiast who has watched and reviewed over 500 superhero and comic book movies in the past seven years, my goal is to continue to find and watch and review every superhero movie ever made.

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