Saturday, March 31, 2018

Batman 66 - Episodes 21-24 Reviews

It's been over a month since I've done this but to end this month, here's another edition of my Batman 66 reviews as the Penguin tries to go straight and the Riddler is back once again.

1x21: The Penguin Goes Straight

Oh look, Oswald's back and this time around it seems that he wants to go on the straight and narrow and give up his plans for villainy. Naturally the Dynamic Duo are skeptical about such a thing, so the Penguin goes into overdrive to make himself look good to the point where he nearly even fools Commissioner Gordon. The episode does however end on one of the best cliffhangers with both Batman and Robin strung up and ready to be shot by an unwitting Gordon and O'Hara at the funfair. How will they get out of this one? 8/10

1x22: Not Yet He Ain't

The answer to the previous question I posed, was that they got out of it quickly. It's often amazing how quickly both Batman and Robin escaped from their perilous cliffhangers but the rest of this two parter quickly saw Penguin's great diamond scheme going the same way. There's a great fake out with the Dynamic Duo seemingly killed before the Batmobile which Penguin steals then turns against him as he's brought to justice. 7/10

1x23: The Ring Of Wax

And he's back. The third story to feature the Riddler (and they really loved using him, Joker and Penguin for this series a lot) and it's a pretty solid enough event. A wax museum of Riddlers is one thing but the idea of having Batman and Robin as giant candles just showed how creative the show liked to be with the perils. There's still the bit with a female accomplice that also fancies Batman but it's not the worst thing here to be honest. 7/10

1x24: Give 'Em The Axe

Like the previous two parter, there's a good portion of this episode where the Riddler believes the Dynamic Duo are dead and is then disappointed when Robin initially appears to be alive to him. It does lead to Robing getting tied up but it does give Batman time to make an entrance as the Riddler's scheme to break into the sarcophagus of the ancient Incan emperor Hualpo Cusi which supposedly contains the long-lost treasure at the Gotham City Museum comes crashing down. Overall, a fun two parter for the Prince of Puzzles. 7/10

Next blog I'll delve into The Joker Trumps An Ace/Batman Sets The Pace and The Curse Of Tut/The Pharoah's In A Rut.

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