Christmas DVD review – ‘Batman vs. Two-Face’


Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

At last! I’ve seen ‘Batman vs. Two-Face’. I’m so pleased, as I’ve really enjoyed this animated ‘Batman’ movie for Christmas 2017! This film is a great tribute to Adam West who played Batman in the 1960s TV series. I enjoyed every minute of it! You don’t want to miss out on this ‘Batman’ action-adventure!

‘Batman vs. Two-Face’ is a sequel to ‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’ which I saw earlier this year in July. The animation for this film is more or less similar to the animation in the previous film. This movie features the voices of Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar from the TV series.

The movie also features William Shatner as the voice of Two-Face, the main villain. For many, William Shatner is well-known as Captain Kirk in the original ‘Star Trek’. I was so delighted and thrilled to hear William Shatner was going to be the main guest villain in this ‘Batman’ animated film.

It makes me imagine what it would have been like had William Shatner guest starred as Two-Face in the 1960s ‘Batman’ TV series with Adam West and Burt Ward. I suppose William Shatner would have taken time off from ‘Star Trek’ to appear in ‘Batman’. It would have been exciting if that happened.

I enjoyed the contrasting conflicting personalities of Harvey Dent and Two-Face in this movie, performed by William Shatner. As Harvey Dent, Bill Shatner sounds like he was from doing ‘Star Trek’. When as Two-Face, he lets it rip and goes all evil which was entertaining and thrilling to hear.

I especially enjoyed it when Adam West’s Batman interacts with William Shatner’s Two-Face in the movie. It’s clearly established that Bruce Wayne and Harvey Dent are friends in the movie. So Bruce Wayne as Batman does all he can to save his friend in the most Adam West Batman way possible. 😀

Like before in ‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’, Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar sound older than they were in the TV series. But that’s not their fault, as their enthusiasm for their roles in the ‘Batman’ TV series shine through in this film, especially with Adam West and Burt Ward.

I liked it when Catwoman seemed to be joining alongside Batman and Robin in the fight against the villains, especially when a party of them try to buy him at an auction organised by Two-Face. Of course, you can never really trust Catwoman to turn from bad to good. But you can never really tell.

By the way, I’ve just realised! Lee Meriwether guest stars as Lucilee Diamond in the film. Catwoman switches places with Lucilee Diamond in her prison cell in order to escape. There’s a moment when Lucilee is in the Catwoman outfit and she starts acting out like Catwoman. This makes me wonder. Have there been three different versions of Catwoman all this time in the 1960s ‘Batman’ TV series?!

Speaking of villains, this movie features the return of the Penguin; the Joker; the Riddler; Mr. Freeze; Egg-Head and many more from the 1960s TV series. Batman and Robin even deal with King Tut and Bookworm during the movie, but these are all deceptions laid against them by evil Two-Face himself.

There were plenty of moments during the movie that made me laugh and reminded me of the cheesy campy comedy from the TV series. This included Chief O’Hara knocking King Tut’s head with a baton to get information out of him. There’s also Chief O’Hara sobbing during a trial that I laughed at. 😀

It was horrific when Two-Face let out a poisonous gas to spread across Gotham City and turning people into Two-Face versions like him and become evil. It was also scary when Robin can be an evil Two-Face version at one point. But thankfully, Batman and Robin save the day and defeat Two-Face.

I’m saddened that ‘Batman vs. Two-Face’ is the last of the Adam West era of ‘Batman’ as there aren’t any more animated movies with him to look forward to. I’m very pleased the movie ended with a tribute to Adam West that included the statement, “Rest Well, Bright Knight”, which was nice.

But ‘Batman vs. Two-Face’ has been a joyous ride that’s allowed me to re-live the enjoyment I had of watching the Adam West ‘Batman’ TV series this year. I especially enjoyed seeing it with William Shatner as Two-Face in this. I am now looking forward to revisiting the ‘Batman’ TV series again in the future.

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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