Batman: The Movie (1966)


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)