Monday Night Movie Club #1 “Batman Movies” Reviews

Some how I forgot to post the Movie Club last week. So here we go, post your 200 words or less movie reviews for any of the Batman movies. Live action or Cartoon movies. Have fun and I'm looking forward to reading the reviews. Next weeks movies will be "X-Man", any or all of them. I highlighted movies because it will let us have the T.V. shows( 30 minutes or less) for another movie night.

3 Responses to Monday Night Movie Club #1 “Batman Movies” Reviews

  1. Herr D says:

    Not so much a review as a comparison. Most true-to-my-understanding Batman? Michael Keaton. Best by far Bruce Wayne? Val Kilmer. Best humor for recent films I’d be torn between the various subtle verbal / vocal humor in Keaton’s Batman and the visuals in Batman Begins–that director knew his actor’s facial expressions could do the job.

  2. Renxin says:

    Movie: Batman (1966)
    Starring: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Caesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, and Frank Gorshin.

    It’s nearly impossible for me to say in 200 words how much I love this film. The plot follows the same old (dare I say it?) bat-formula: Important person/object comes to Gotham, said person/object gets shanghaied by this week’s villain (in this case Lee Meriwether as Catwoman, Caesar Romero as the Joker, Burgess Meredith as the Penguin, and Frank Gorshin as the Riddler), ultimately to be saved by the dynamic duo. Adam West and Burt Ward are so very iconic in their respective roles as Batman and Robin that their identities are inseparable from the characters. Lee Meriwether makes for a wonderful femme fatale Catwoman, Burgess Meredith makes for a great Penguin, Gorshin has an excellent manic Riddler laugh, and Romero (one of the brightest star’s from Hollywood’s golden era) is the most graceful Joker you’ll ever see. In the face of more recent Batman movies that hit you over the head with how dark they are, this film shows that even the Dark Knight himself has a lighter side, and that it’s lit up in brilliant bat-Technicolor.

  3. Renxin sums it up brilliantly. As much as I hate the 1960s Batman as a joke, it works so well. Michael Keaton as Batman… love love love it! Even with Tim Burton as the director… Michael Keaton just nailed it. Just out of the blue, what an amazing performance.

    Maybe because prior Michael Keaton was comedic. Despite Jack Nicholson just being Jack Nicholson. Michael Keaton had a great run. “Mr. Mom” and “Gung-Ho.” Then he tried “Clean and Sober.” What a mixed and daring range. Other Batmans were just copies of Keaton’s gamble. And sadly disappointing and even stupid. FU, Clooney!

    Enough Negative-Nancy… my bottom-line favorite is the Adam West 1960s campy Batman. As goofy as it was and out of character as it was, it kick-started imaginations. If you hated it, you wrote your own stories. If you loved it, you fashioned costumes and a toy-line.

    The fabric used to make Batman and Robin costumes… love it to my skin as pillow cases and sheets. And “The Velveteen Rabbit” always makes my eyes a little moist. Perhaps I’ve said too much.