Thursday, 6 September 2007

APEC and Batman

What with all these world leaders in town—George Bush and Hu Jintao already here; Vladimir Putin due to arrive tomorrow—Sydney is feeling more and more like Gotham City in one of the Batman movies.

Not just any Batman movie, mind you, but Batman: The Movie made in 1966 and starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as his sidekick Robin.

As well as some of my favourite villains—Catwoman, the Joker, the Penguin and the Riddler—the movie features an exploding shark, some ducks whose existence is threatened by a bomb Batman is trying to dispose of ("Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb!") and the dehydrated and powdered members of the United World Security Council.

The book of the movie was pretty good too.


Michael K said...

I love the scene where batman and robin ar hanging upside down from the helicopter being attacked by a shark. Robin passes batman an aerosol can marked Spray on Shark Repellent. Wonder if the secret service packed some of that for their trip to Sidney?

One Salient Oversight said...

I love the part where Bruce Wayne takes Miss Kitka (Catwoman) out on a date. The double entendre is so blatant that it is hilarious.

Anonymous said...

If I remember rightly hanging from the shark Robin says "Holy sardines Batman"!