In Review: Batman vs. Two-Face

Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar were obviously all having a nine course meal’s worth of scenery. Even with their awesome chewing, however, William Shatner had more than then enough to gorge himself on.

Synopsis: As the sequel to the 2016 hit animated film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, the all-new Batman vs. Two-Face finds Batman and Robin back in classic 1960s action, protecting Gotham City from some of the most nefarious villains in comics history. But when the mutilated master of multiplicity, Two-Face, begins staging a daring crime wave across Gotham, the Caped Crusaders must work double-time to discover his mysterious secret identity before they can halt his evil-doing—all the while combating the likes of Catwoman, Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Bookworm, Hugo Strange and King Tut!

Review: Holy review-proof movie, Batman! Batman vs. Two-Face was made with so much love.

I adored the set pieces with King Tut, Bookworm, and all of the rogue’s gallery. For the younger members of the audience, writers Michael Jelenic and James Tucker even introduced the Batman ’66 version of Dr. Harleen Quinzel. I’m sorry this will be the last Batman ’66 film, as I think that version of Harley Quinn would’ve been my favorite.

Adam WestBurt Ward, and Julie Newmar were obviously all having a nine-course meal’s worth of scenery. Even with their awesome chewing, however, William Shatner had more than then enough to gorge himself on. I found myself glad Two-Face was never featured on the original show. I don’t think another actor could’ve done him justice in that universe.

Finally, while I don’t normally discuss music in these reviews, I have to mention the End Credits version of the theme. It was joyously infectious with a great electric guitar riff. I could totally see Adam West dancing to it along with his animated counterpart. Rest in peace, Bright Knight.

Batman vs. Two-Face is out on DVD, Blu-ray, and V.O.D. now.

Cast

Adam West, William Shatner, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Jeff Bergman, Sirena Irwin, Thomas Lennon, Lee Meriwether, William Salyers, Lynne Marie Stewart, Jim Ward, Steven Weber, Wally Wingert

Director

Rick Morales

Writers

Michael Jelenic, James Tucker

10
Batman vs. Two-Face
  • Story
    10
  • Performances
    10
  • Animation
    10
  • Music
    10

Raissa Devereux became a life-long genre fan at the age of four when she first saw The Wizard of Oz at a screening at Arizona State University. Years later, she graduated from A.S.U. as an English major, History minor, Whovian, and Trekkie. Now a Florida transplant, she loves the opportunity Sci-Fi Pulse has given her to further explore space travel, time travel, masked heroes, gothic castles, and good yarns.

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