Movie Batman: The Movie (1966)

Watched 20101106 (Netflix, Instant) 104 min.
Watched 20131130 (Netflix, Instant)
Batman: The Movie (1966) Leslie H. Martinson.

Batman (Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward)
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The Penguin (Burgess Meredith), The Joker (Cesar Romero),
and The Riddler (Frank Gorshin).
[20140105 Edit]
Oh man, I grew up watching these guys and watching this movie now brings back many fond memories. However, as far as I remember, I don't recall ever watching this movie before.

One part I found funny is when Batman disconnected the sidecar from the motorcycle just so Robin could enter the helicopter from the opposite side. It was hilariously unnecessary.

One of the campiest moments in the film: Batman runs around trying to
dispose of a bomb but it seems clear space is already occupied.
Finally, I loved the raw fist fights. Such fights are definitely more how I think Batman, as opposed to a heavy dependence on technology. On the other hand, I don't think of any of the ridiculousness that goes on, but it's enjoyable to watch, so I have no real complaint.

In short, this movie is campy and I found myself enjoying it. If you like campy movies, then perhaps you'll enjoy it too.

Instant Comments:
This is gold.
It's so funny!
The shark!
Everything has labels.
Costume changing lever.

The Bat Boat.
The Bat Copter.
The villains are great.
I was waiting the whole movie for the "Pow" and "Whack" words to appear. Indeed the final fight scene used them. Yay! Were these words always reserved for the final fight scene of each episode? I don't remember.

The Catwoman/Kitka (Lee Meriwether)

Lyrics to Batman Theme:
Batman! Batman! Batman!
Batman! Batman! Batman!