Batman: The Movie (1966)

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The Dynamic Duo faces four supervillains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people. (IMDb)

Brilliant camp-comedy, with hammy exposition-soaked dialogue (fully embraced in West’s melodramatic lead turn–“their minimum objective must be… the entire world!”), absurd props (bat shark repellent, human dehydrator); hilarious slapstick (see the bomb scene); outrageous plot-points (see the porpoise martyr), terrible fight choreography (see the final boat bash), and too many memorable one-liners to mention (though Robin’s increasingly creative “Holy-!” exclamations deserve a shout-out).

8.5/10 (Amazing)

– #3 on my Top 10 Most Underrated Films list

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3 thoughts on “Batman: The Movie (1966)

  1. Ah, I have such fond memories of watch the old Adam West Batman TV show. It’s camp and humor never failed to entertain, but it’s particularly funny when compared to Nolan’s vision of the character. Great review!

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