Minifigure Monday – The Iceman Cometh
My theme for this week is the LEGO Batman Movie’s Mr. Freeze. I’ll have a review of the set he comes in later this week, in addition to yesterday’s colouring page (click here to get it). I won’t review the Minifigure here as that will be included in my post on the set later on. But, I will chat about the character a little.
Mr. Freeze first appeared in Batman #121 in 1959. His back story was that of a brilliant, yet socially awkward scientist named Victor Fries. He never had any friends until he fell in love with a woman named Nora. After getting married, Nora became terminally ill. Hoping to save her life, Fries cryogenically froze Nora to stop the spread of her disease. While working on a cure to her ailment, the company that Fries worked for (Gothcorp) pulled the funding for the research. An accident involving super-coolants altered Fries’ body chemistry, allowing him to only survive at sub-zero temperatures. In an act of revenge, Fries began to kill the Gothcorp executives. A conflict with Batman ensued, during which Fries accidentally blasted Nora’s cryogenic chamber with his freeze gun and she was shattered into pieces.
I have always liked Mr. Freeze as a villain. I found his origin tragic. Despite being an overall terrible movie, I still even watch Batman and Robin on occasion since Mr. Freeze is in it. It also reminds me of my teenage years when I might have even thought it was cool movie. My title today is actually a reference to line from Arnold Schwarzengger in the movie (which is actually a reference to an old Broadway production from the ’40s).
Until next time,