Crash! Bang! Pow! The dynamic 60s duo of Adam West and Burt Ward transfer their splendidly camp TV personas to the big screen. A million miles from Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight, West's deadpan caped crusader and Ward's boyishly gauche Robin must save the world from the comical threat of Burgess Meredith's Penguin and fellow-villains The Joker (Cesar Romero), The Riddler (Frank Gorshin) and Lee Meriwether's unfeasibly wasp-waisted Catwoman. The scene where Batman rushes around the end of a pier in a desperate attempt to get rid of a bomb is worth tuning in for alone.
Leslie H Martinson