Starring: Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar
Director: Rick Morales
In this 2016 cartoon movie, the original cast of the 60’s Batman TV show reunite to voice the characters they played in the popular and very camp TV series. Batman and Robin, with the help of the ever faithful Alfred, fight to save the city of Gotham from the evil clutches of The Joker, The Penguin, The Riddler, and of course, the seductive Catwoman.
What’s so wonderful about this movie is that it’s so much like the original show, which I used to love watching on TV when I was a kid. Of course, at the time, I had no idea that it was kind of OTT, I just thought it was great (Catwoman was my favourite character). As an adult, I get a lot more of the humour, and this cartoon packs in a whole lot of jokes, taking the piss out of itself, out of the Batman and Robin duo, and just having fun with the whole thing while telling what is actually a pretty good story. I loved every minute of it.
And Aunt Harriet’s innuendos about Bruce and Dick’s frequent “fishing trips”… A really fun film.
See It If: you’re a fan of Adam West or if you grew up on the old Batman series, you’ll get a real kick out of this.