Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders – Review

Turns out I hadn’t seen all of this year’s DC movies after all. This film also means I’ve seen the same amount of new films as I did last year.

This film does exactly what it sets out to do. It recreates the silly nature of the old Batman TV series right down to the ridiculous stretches used to work out riddles and clues. It’s also great to hear Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar reprising their roles giving it that genuine 60s Batman feel. Then throw in a story that seems like it came right out of an old Silver Age comic and that iconic fight music and you’ve got this movie.

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As someone who has gotten tired of the super serious approach to Batman this film is a breath of fresh air. It’s especially amusing when the film actually pokes fun at the darker interpretations of the character, especially considering DC and WB are the ones who made this movie. After having mixed opinions on most of DC’s movies this year (and flat out hating one of them) I’m glad I saw this one.

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If you’re only going to watch one DC film from this year it should be this one. I’m looking forward to seeing what the sequel will be like, especially knowing it’s going to have William Shatner as Two-Face.

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