Monday, August 8, 2011
The chemistry just doesn't seem to click between the main characters causing the serial to fall a little flat. Most of the bad guys I recognized as some of the Columbia contracted "mugs and thugs" that appear in other Columbia shorts and serials. Naish does a good job as usual, and Charles Middleton appears in a few episodes as a prospector with a Radium mine, and the bad guys are after him for a change, he usually plays the villain.
William Austin) is too bumbling, unlike the aristocratic and polished character played by Alan Napier in the Batman film and television series of the 60's.
I hope I don't sound like I'm totally trashing the serial, it has it's moments, but I think only true Batman and serial fans will really appreciate it.