Adam West Won’t Go See The Dark Knight With Me.

So It seems Adam West Isn’t a Fan of the direction that Christopher Nolan has taken the Batman franchise.

West thinks Its the opposite end of the spectrum from what they tried to do with the 60’s series, which I loved, but lets face it what they tried to do with it in the 60’s boils down to two things: Camp and Costumes.

Well it seems the good Mr. Mayor agrees: “I’ve only seen bits and pieces of [Nolan’s Batman movies]. There’s an enormous amount of effort and time and money that goes into the making of them, but it’s a different generation. They’re a different kind of thing than ours was. They’re dark, gothic, sinister, full of explosions. We didn’t approach it that way at all.”

And no, they didn’t approach it that way, so I put the question to you, dear reader, Could a campy Batman movie make it in todays world of Internets, Gay Cowboys and Funny hats?
Of course it could, don’t be silly, Batman And Robin was pure cinematic geinus and you know it.

The 79 year old embodiment of “Pure West” then went on to say of his time on the series: “It was silly and funny. With the villains, especially, it was almost Shakespearean because of the bizarre costuming and makeup. In those days we didn’t rely on special effects as much so everyone was challenged to use their imaginations.

I don’t remember any case in which somebody didn’t really enjoy the creation of it. If it wasn’t that kind of open environment, then I felt like I was a failure because I tried to go on the stage every day and create that kind of atmosphere.”

I would actually love to see some sort of campy Batman spinoff at some point in the future, like Batman And Robin, Just, you know, GOOD.

Above: The Goddamn Batman

Alls I know Is, Mr. West If you’d allow me to take you to The Dark Knight, the invitation has no expiration date, I’ll even buy your popcorn.


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