My 10 year old nephew thought it was good, but not great like Doctor Who, and I concur. Too tame to be thrilling (the action consists of kapow type punches without the kapow sound effect, coupled with some swinging around on wires), and too simplistic to be dramatic (Batman and Robin must face a slew of baddies led by the Joker), this show is not a patch on the brilliant show Stephen Moffat created for Doctor Who at Wembley Arena. The main coup at that show was interactivity, where the villains rounded up the audience, and the Doctor was held prisoner, directly addressing the audience for help. No such attempt is made at interactivity here and the show suffers for it. That said, I thought the Joker was a fitting baddie, with a sardonic pantomime rasp, and some funny lines, and the visuals were quite splendid. - Steve
04 Sep 11
I agree, screechy, and sooo clunky! Batman moved like an arthritic pensioner who'd over done the steroids! It had it's moments and there was a story line, but the producers had gone about it the wrong way, rather as they had done in NYC with Spiderman, and ended up with a show that tried hard but couldn't engage the audience. A brave, but ultimately foolhardy effort. As my two junior companions, one 11 the other 16, said to me after the show - we should have saved the money and gone to see War Horse again instead. - rds.
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