Batman (1966): The Best Batman Movie?

“The nobility of the almost-human porpoise.”

A god damn riot. Sincerely hilarious without an ounce of cynicism in its body. Goofy, referential, amazing setup/punchline ratio set in the wondrous Technicolor world of 1966’s Gotham City.

Every bit as defining as the Nolan trilogy, BATMAN: THE MOVIE plays with groundbreaking satirical elements of the character, his iconography and the political climate of the 1960’s. Deadpool couldn’t even muster a wet dream about this level of comedy.

Through everything, Batman also retains a sense of optimism about its characters and a legitimate conflict by the finale. It leaves us with a sense that people can be better, and how they might even do better.

Also, this exchange:

“Avast and belay, Batman! Your tone sounds rather grim. I hope we haven’t done anything foolish!”
“Disposing of pre-atomic submarines to persons who don’t even leave their full addresses? Good day, Admiral!”

Incredible. Listen on SoundCloud, YouTube and iTunes.

Published by diegocrespoblog

Freelance writer with never as much free time as I'd like. It all works out.

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