Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Cast: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith
All of us know that the Batman movies were inspired on a comic series that was a hit among the people decades ago. It is a widely unknown fact that Batman’s first movie was not Tim Burton’s 1989 hit that made Batman a cultural phenomenon; however, it was the 60’s version of Batman that brought this superhero on the big screens for the first time. The success of the TV series of Batman moved on to become a movie that had a superhero fighting criminals of the Gotham City.
In the 1966 version, Batman the superhero had to face the menace of four villains – the Penguin, the Riddler, the Joker and Catwoman. All these four joined together to put an end to the threat that they were facing from Batman and Robin. Using a device known as the dehydrator, these four super villains tried to take over the world by dismantling the United World Security Council. It is now up to Batman to save the world and restore the assembly to bring the council back to form.
Though this movie was campy and not so attractive, it laid the foundation for the Batman saga that was delivered many years later. This movie did not trade on the fame of actors nor had a big budget. However, this simple movie with comedy and light heartedness gave birth to one of the most successful series ever!