Batman: The Movie (1966)
Batman (Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward) are called in as Gotham City’s last hope when 4 of the biggest super-villans team up together; Catwoman (Lee Meriwether), The Joker (Cesar Romero), The Riddler (Frank Gorshin) and Penguin (Burgess Meredith). They plan to take over when they invent a device that can suck all the water out of a person and turn them into a pile of dust, but Batman and Robin aren’t afraid as they set traps of their own to stop them.
Similar in nature to the TV show, Batman: The Movie is humorous with its tongue-in-cheek mentality. It never takes itself too seriously as Batman proclaims, “Some days, you just can’t git rid of a bomb.” I use to watch this movie all the time as a kid without knowing it was the Batman movie. I always though it was part of the TV show, but as I watched it again, it all came back to me. It is full of color like in the comics and is a total spoof that keeps surprising you since we are all use to a Batman who is much more serious. Don’t expect too much from this movie as a quality masterpiece, but it sure is a good time that most of you will be reliving without even knowing.
8/10 Stars – Surprisingly funny and full of spoofs, it is a different look at the Batman we all know today.
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