Movie Trailers That Should Have Been #5: Batman

Back in the ’60s, Adam West donned the cape and cowl and struck fear into the heart of absolutely no one. Strike that … the Batusi was pretty darn scary. It took until around the late 80’s-early 90’s for the Caped Crusader to return to his roots and drive criminals to being cowardly and superstitious. But what if the 60’s was less camp and more … gritty?

Out of all my Movie Trailers That Should Have Been, this one probably has the least amount of views on YouTube. I have a hard time seeing why. The trailer starts off with a black and white intro that harkens to the day of the serials from the 1940’s. Once it switches back into color, there is a definite James Bond feel. If I’d never seen the series, and I saw this trailer for the first time, I’d be convinced that the original Batman movie was an awesome action thriller and not some movie where Batman is running around a dock to make sure some cartoony bomb doesn’t blow up a bunch of ducks.

Also, the guy managed to make some sound clips from the Ceasar Romero Joker and the Burgess Meredith Penguin sound legitimately chilling, so that’s got to count for something.


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