Fall of 2016 saw the limited theater release of a new Batman film which found its way to home video a month later.
BATMAN RETURN OF THE CAPED CRUSADERS is an animated version of the BATMAN '66 Comic Book which is in turn a homage to the classic 1966-1968 TV series and feature film starring Adam West and Burt Ward.
Boy did I want to like this-- unlike a lot of fans of anything I don't clamor for more. If it was really good and it was done well leave it alone. It's rare that sequels of any sort at any good. I know there are exceptions, but for the most part lightning doesn't strike twice.
The same problems that plague the Batman '66 Comic Book from DC Comics are the same ones that caused the show to be cancelled after only two years and they are the same problems here; lazy writing.
It's far too easy to have Batman put in a situation that it seems like it's impossible for him to get out of only to have him produce some magic bullet from his belt and the whole issue is resolved. It became a running gag in the show but it's easy for writers to use it as a crutch to get them out of plots that they've worked themselves into.
If you've got young kids, this is a nice alternative to the modern day rubber suited Batmen with anger issues but if you like stories that make sense or neatly tie up loose ends in ways that make sense you might want to pass on this one.
They've already announced a sequel with William Shatner as Two Face, and I'll give that one a chance too-- I hope they put some of the budget into hiring a writer who understands what made the show the incredible hit it was for those first six months it was on the air.