“Batman: The Movie”

One of the hit tv shows and a programme that defines the era of the 1960s was Batman, starring Adam West and Burt Ward. It was obvious that a feature film would follow, and it appeared in 1966.

The caped crusaders take on all four of their deadliest supervillains in a plot to take over the world. We have never understood why anyone would want to rule the world.

The key villains (Penguin, Joker and Riddler) are back from tv with the usual great actors (Burgess Meredith, Cesar Romero and Frank Gorshin), as ever, with Lee Meriwether taking over as Catwoman.

Of course it’s nonsense. It has all the same elements as the tv series, the deadpan humour, the comic violence, the unrelenting music, the voice over narration.

There are some genuinely laugh out loud moments, and it passes a hour or two.

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