Welcome to Batman Day! This is one of my favorite holidays (it is a holiday, right?) I decided to do something special and review all live-action Batman films to celebrate, minus Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and The Dark Knight Rises, since I’ve already covered them. Batman & Robin will just be ignored since it is an abomination.
Set in between the first and second season of the 1960s Batman television series, this campy take on the World’s Greatest Detective starred Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin, Alan Napier, and a few others from the hit show.
Batman is after a ship that seemingly vanished in thin air. It turns out that the United Underworld (consisting of Joker, Penguin, Riddler, and Catwoman) have kidnapped a scientist, to what end, no one is quite sure.
Batman and Robin, however, are convinced that they are after a delegation of ambassadors from the United World with the ultimate goal of conquering it from their submarine beneath the ocean.
For it’s time, the 60s Batman was filled with camp even in the comic books. It is quite fun to watch as Batman and Robin chase after the dastardly villains in order to save the girl and ultimately, the world. Directed by Leslie H. Martinson, this is a rule gem of the Batman franchise.
FAVORITE QUOTE: Indeed. If Robin and I were to remove our masks, the secret of our true identities would be revealed.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Not a thing.
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