Friday, March 29, 2013

Batman (1966)

Director: Leslie H. Martinson

Starring: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Frank Gorshin, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton, Stafford Repp, Madge Blake, Reginald Denny

More info: IMDb

Tagline: MEN DIE! WOMEN SIGH! Beneath that Batcape - he's all man!

Plot: When the four greatest arch super-criminals ever to plague Gotham City join forces, their only objective can only be the entire world! Armed with Penguin-personalized a pre-atomic submarine, an army of ruthless pirates, exploding sharks and octopi, and an arsenal of polaris missiles, the Penguin, the Joker, the Riddler and Catwoman have set their sights on the United World Security Council! Can the dynamic duo, Batman and Robin, stop the United Underworld before its too late? Will they save the Security Council from almost certain dehydration? Can they possibly save the free world from the four most powerful villains it has ever seen?

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again? Yup.

A few months ago it was FINALLY announced that ABC and Warner Bros. came to an agreement about the rights to the BATMAN (1966) TV show.  Hopefully we'll be seeing the DVD sets start rolling out this year.  I watched this show obsessively in the 70s everyday after school.  It's such a gas to watch.  You've seen it.  There's no reason to get too involved.  The movie is just like the show but five times longer and that's the biggest drawback I can see.  Otherwise, it's all the wackiness the show delivered with the best of the best in villains.  This picture's a whole lot of fun no matter how you slice it.  And the best gag of all?  The shark repellant scene is a close second to...

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