Screen Junkies had this quick list of 9 Lame-Ass Batman Villains Who Should Never Be In A Film, and I have to say, I remember watching the 60’s show when New York’s WPIX Channel 11 started replaying them around the time that Tim Burton’s Batman came out in the late 80’s and I remember King Tut and I hated him. I thought he was such a lame villain, even then. I also, remember The Ventriloquist aka Scarface from the Batman: The Animated Series and later in the comic books when I decided to read them and I always felt that he was such a stupid character. No one would ever take that one seriously. So, when I checked this list out, I can honestly say, I agree with all of them.
Did they miss any?
Here are a few of my favorite ones from Screen Junkies:
Arnold Wesker was a mild mannered orphan who was sent to prison after a barroom brawl. In prison, he met a gangster named Scarface, and the two became partners in crime. Itâ€™s a plausible story, except for the fact that Scarface is actually a puppet, and Wesker is his deranged ventriloquist. I donâ€™t think audiences will take a guy with his hand up a puppetâ€™s ass too seriously, but I guess weâ€™ll find out for sure when Mel Gibsonâ€™s new film, Beaver, comes out.
I loved the 1960â€™s Batman series when I was a little kid. Guess what? Little kids are stupid. Thatâ€™s why we donâ€™t let the vote, or drive, or leave their cages on the weekends. That show was awful, so it makes sense that a character made specifically for that show would be awful, as well. Unless you want a fat dude who mistakenly believes heâ€™s the reincarnation of a long dead Egyptian fighting the caped crusader, itâ€™s best they leave him out of the next film.
Check the rest out at Screen Junkies.