Batman R.I.P.

Honestly, I was never a fan of the 60s Batman series – even as a kid, I found it too camp, too silly for my liking.

Over the years, though, my fondness for Adam West grew as he embraced the fame the role had given him and was willing to be a good sport about the whole thing, voicing himself in the last Lego Batman game.

Farewell, Adam West. Batman R.I.P.

 

How Times Have Changed

Still working on the War of The Gods annotations and as I was ploughing through copies of Who’s Who in an attempt to identify a character, I came across this little gem:

That’s the Watchmen entry from Who’s Who Update ’87 #5 and I couldn’t help chuckling over the last line:

Yeah . . . someone should really tell that to Batman . . .

Lego Batman Movie

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As should be abundantly clear by now (especially in light of recent posts) I’m something of a Lego fan so that, teamed up with a whole bunch of DC characters, should have made this the perfect film for me to watch yesterday afternoon.

Perfect? No. Enjoyable? Yes.

It’s a kids’ film and I’m a bloke in his late forties – definitely not the target audience. The story was simplistic and the moral is, like the original Lego Movie, that everything is awesome when you’re part of a team, rather than struggling along all by yourself. That said, it’s very funny in places – Bane kept cracking me up for some reason – particularly the start and the end, though the middle act plods a little, and the animation is superb. It’s not bad by any means and if you happen to go see it with kids into either Lego and/or Batman, I’m sure you’ll have a great time.

For me, though, three Batman Lego heads out of five.

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