Because my security guard summer job has suddenly slowed down this week and I'm a not-so-closet comic book nerd, I've have decided to attempt to watch every major Batman movie made. So, I might as well review them if anyone else is a fan of Batman and has time to kill. The first movie that i saw isn't the Tim Burton movie, but this:
The campy movie spin-off of the campy 1960's tv series starring Adam "...but I hate baseball cards" West. I don't even know if they put this movie on DVD yet; the only way i was able to watch it was by borrowing my parents' VHS copy and then digging out the old tape player from the attic.
Anyways, if anyone has seen this movie without any knowledge of the TV show, they're automatically going to write it off as crap. The plot's dumb, the acting's weak, the special effects are cheap ("POW!" "WHAM!"), Adam West was the least intimidating Batman known to man, etc. etc. Of course, then they are missing that the entire point of the movie and the series it came from was that it was a silly comedy that poked fun of Batman, superheroes in general, the 60's, etc.
Now because the movie it pretty damn old, a lot of the jokes that were funny then are on the hit or miss side now. However, there are still parts that are pretty funny as long as you do take any part of the movie seriously. My favorite part is where they show the UN Security Council as nothing but a bunch of diplomats yelling at each other in different languages while being oblivious to their surroundings, mainly because of how uncomfortably accurate it is even today.
TL;DR: Corny and outdated now, but its good for some laughs.
I'll be watching the rest of the movies later next week.
Last edited by BloodyTalon; 08-02-2008 at 08:29 PM.
Like all the Christopher Nolan movies. He emerges to be a must see film maker.
The movie over all is great, but what really made it was the Heath Ledger's pure genius performance. I couldn't stop thinking during the whole movie what a fvcking waste...
You know better, the best have always to depart earlier. But in a sense Ledger, also really completely killed the "whacko playful" part of the Joker. The character is dead serious, he is angry, he lies, he's sick. I think that the Joker character actually in a sense is showing that Ledger was on his way to the almighty. So now I think about it again, it scares even more.
Did you like it? Ive wanted to see it but never end up renting it.
i like guillermo del toro though. Im pretty sure hes supposed to produce the hobbit when it comes out
Yeah mate, it was good. As long as you suspend disbelief, as with all fantasy movies. It has a bit of a different angle in that it is set in Spain 1944, so there is a bit of action between the Spanish army and anti-fascist partisans.
If you don't mind reading subtitles, you should enjoy it.
Wonder Boys. In the only G*d knows what time. This movie is so saturated with human warmth, kind irony, hope and humor, that the fact that the vast majority of people even didn't hear about movie only proves that the vast majority of people are heartless and mindless consumer zombies.
Last edited by IDF_TANKER; 08-02-2008 at 06:20 PM.