Batman (1966)

Movie review by Ed Grant, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Campy, goofy '60s movie may not appeal to today's kids.

PG 1966 105 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 40 reviews

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age 12+
I only rated this 12 and up because kids younger might not be able to laugh at the corniness of the show, they will just think it’s boring. It is funny and random but good educational messages from Batman and robin that are good but funny because they are so random. Like the time they are in the batmobile chasing a villain and Batman spends like 2 minutes explaining the importance of a seatbelt. Funny and educational and fun if your 12 and over but boring if your younger. Actually I guess 11 or 10 would be fine depends on the kid. The only thing wrong is that there is a low view of women and some parts are rather sexist. There are also skintight costumes. Despite that it is a good show and Funny!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
age 12+

Hilarious despite the low view of women

Hilarious! We laughed with my 12 year old pretty much throughout the movie, with some golden cheese moments, it was great. Definitely has a less-than-honoring view of women throughout the movie. Such as 50 women in bathing suits randomly jumping around on the top of a building (in the first 10min of the film), catwoman's leather-clad legs propped up on a wall prominently filling the screen in many scenes, not to mention the seduction of batman - with the only woman in the film being a seductress as her main role. (This is what I tagged as "too much sex" - although not nearly as overt as a modern film, it's definitely present in these ways.) Also couples making out in random spots - I think as a humor gag. If you're ok with talking to your kid about how dumb that treatment of women is - in addition to the ridiculousness of exploding octopus, cheesy effects etc - then this would be ok. The movie was definitely hilarious, combinations of intentional and unintentional (who knows?) - we enjoyed it! Certainly consider watching if you've ever seen the infamous opening exploding-shark scene: https://youtu.be/QnFOs7QlJSI

This title has:

Too much sex

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