Parents' Guide to

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun, action-packed tale celebrates '60s TV version.

Movie PG 2016 78 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

Sexual innuendo does not belong in a kids’ cartoon

This is not Family Guy, Adam West (RIP).
age 8+

Definitely worth watching!

It was a great movie based off the 60s tv series.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (4):

The campy, dynamic, and oh-so-self-aware Batman of 1960s TV has returned to delight old fans and inspire new ones with Adam West and Burt Ward along for the fast-moving ride. Director Rick Morales and his team of writers and animators bring back all the elements that made the 1966–1969 series such a crowd-pleaser. The pop of the "speech balloons," Robin's obsession with "holy" expletives, the alliterative artistry, and Batman's penchant for philosophizing while under fire all have made it into the final cut. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is very well-done, with a twist that gives it some momentary heft. Though there's a tinge of the darkness that has followed Bruce Wayne and company since the turn of the 21st century, this is the Batman of more innocent times. Only some mild sexual wordplay and innuendo between Batman and Cat Woman contradicts the story's basic virtue. Fine for all except little ones who can't distinguish between real and imaginary violence.

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