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Bizarrely Hilarious

8/10
Author: Ace_of_Sevens from Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
29 May 2006

I've long held to the theory of comedy that says there's nothing funnier than a guy being a jerk for no apparent reason. This short is a perfect illustration. Robin is trying to have a quiet date when Bat-Man shows up uninvited, appoints himself wingman and proceeds to make an ass of himself. Justin Long does a good job playing the exasperated straight man as Sam Rockwell's Bat-Man becomes increasingly more bizarre and obnoxious. Meanwhile, his prospective date gets sick of both of them. The low-quality costumes and Bat-Man's beard just make it funnier. This is the best fan-made Batman parody I've seen. It's easy to find on the net. I recommend you do so.

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Hysterical

8/10
Author: Jason Johnston (JasonRJohnston) from Texas, USA
21 February 2006

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When I read the cast I did a double take. But nope, that's the two guys who were in Galaxy Quest with minor, yet important roles, in this quirky fan film about the Dark Knight who unwittingly discourages the Boy Wonder from getting' some.

Sam Rockwell (Galaxy Quest, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy) is The Bat-man who seems more of a party guy and ladies man than the Dark Knight and almost steals the show right out from under the rest of the terrific cast.

My only complaint is that the film was shot on low quality videotape and it shows badly -- especially considering the final showing of the film would be via the internet. But it gives the production a cheaper than dirt quality which is just fine considering it probably was just exactly that.

I wish big expensive movies were this much fun in this short a time.

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Entertaining Batman comedy

6/10
Author: Thomas (filmreviews@web.de) from Berlin, Germany
16 September 2013

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There's quite a few Batman short films out there, especially in the last years with the Nolan franchise. But this one is a pretty unique take on the superhero, as hardly never they're comedy films and you probably won't find another that has acclaimed actors such as Justin Long and, especially, Sam Rockwell starring. The female main part is Callie Thorne who recently rose to fame for "Necessary Roughness" and scored a Golden Globe nomination. The superhero outfits are pretty much swinger-club level, just the way it should be for a comedy not taking itself so seriously and while every serious Batman movie-maker is scared away from the character of Robin, we see here that he can be a great addition to a comedy film.

There's nothing out-of-this-world-good to see here, but it's a decent distraction and occasionally pretty funny when the pair talk about their encounters with Catwoman or basically the whole thing. Robin crushing on a girl. Batman being his friend, so he should stay away, but he gets horny pretty quickly too when she arrives. It#s entertaining and worth a watch.

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Delightfully stupid

8/10
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida
25 January 2009

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If you are looking for a movie quality Batman parody, this is not it. Instead, in some cheesy costumes reminiscent of the 1960s TV Batman show, this short finds Robin out with a lady and he's deathly afraid that Batman will show up and ruin everything. Well, surprise, surprise, that's EXACTLY what happens, as Batman is an obnoxious jerk who seems to delight in ruining the Boy Wonder's chances of ever scoring! The film, though cheesy, is well written and funny. Plus, its cheesiness is actually an asset--making the whole film funny and a bit sad. Poor Robin--his mentor is an idiot! The only reservation I have about this cute film is that occasionally the subject matter is pretty adult. You'd NEVER want your 8 year-old watching this film! Still, for adults, it's funny and likable.

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Like 'Napoleon Dynamite' for fat people...

Author: chernobylpants (chernobylpants@live.com) from Oegstgeest
16 January 2010

This was a GREAT movie! Unfortunately, like most greats, it probably won't get properly recognized during it's time. Justin Long is extremely talented - he was also most recently in the movie 'Domino' - I hope that Hollywood is paying attention! This movie shows his range, and even though he is the main character, the movie does not totally depend on him. The other characters are great, too! This movie is for ANYONE who has ever been bullied, or left out or told 'NO'. EVERYONE can relate to the ridiculous ideals of human perfection that are perpetuated in American society. Men, Women, Fat, Thin, Nerd, Jock - this movie has something for everybody. The movie is funny and classy. And, he doesn't make "fat" look pitiful or shameful in any way. GREAT JOB,Justin Long!

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