Monday, April 23, 2018

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)

Not sure if animated movie based on 60's Batman was good idea or bad idea. The movie turned out to be quite average. Hard to say was it best it could be or good idea was ruined by not being ambitious enough. Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar return to their roles as Batman, Robin and Catwoman. Ward and Newmar are ok in their roles. West sounds really old at times. It was nice idea to bring them but maybe not the best decision. West particularly sounds out of the place when other does better job.

Movie almost gets 60's Batman feeling. Sometimes it tries too hard and sometimes not hard enough. I was disappointed nobody opened windows when Batman and Robin climbed walls. That happened all the time in tv series. Almost everything else was there. On trying too much part movie shows they know this is stupid. 60's Batman knew it was stupid but they played it seriously. This one doesn't play it seriously. That is reason why this doesn't work like 60's Batman.

Almost getting 60's feeling is not enough. It works as curiosity like Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt. Both bring original actors and try to bring 60's Batman back. After you watch them you can forget they exists. It is hard to recreate feeling of something as crazy as 60's Batman. Even if you bring original actors. You can make silly Batman work nowadays but you have to go much further. More about that when I get to 2017's Lego Batman movie.

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