Batman vs. Two-Face (2017)

Batman vs. Two-Face (2017)
Article 5514 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Rick Morales
Featuring the voices of Adam West, Burt Ward, William Shatner
Country: USA
What it is: Animated super-hero shenanigans

Batman discovers that some recent criminal plans by King Tut and Bookworm were actually plotted by Two-Face, who seems to have returned even though Harvey Dent appears to have been cured.

This is the second in an animated series that is modeled off of the sixties TV-series and features the voices of Adam West and Bert Ward; West’s recent death means that this was one of his last projects. Like the first, it successfully taps into the feel of the series, and there are a few fun references to the original series, including the touch that the characters played by both Julie Newmar and Lee Meriwether end up in the Catwoman outfit. Shatner plays Two-Face, and does a fine job while avoiding the acting quirks for which he has gained a certain notoriety. Two-Face never appeared in the original series, though I gather that a treatment for one was written by Harlan Ellison and there were plans to get Clint Eastwood to appear in the role; according to IMDB, this animated movie is not based on that script. I’m not sure whether they’ll continue the series without Adam West, as I suspect that was one of the selling points of the series.


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