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|Mystery Science Theater 3000 - The Wild World of Batwoman|
Actors: Bob Arbogast, Richard Banks (III), Steve Brodie, Francis Bryan, Steve Conte
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
A mad scientist attempts to drive his captive, Mike Nelson, insane by forcing him to watch B-Movies. This episode's feature is "The Wild World of Batwoman" (1966, 70min.) - Batwoman struggles to help her recover a mad scie... more »
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Andrew McCaffrey | Satellite of Love, Maryland | 05/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The MST3k guys do their usual wonderful job of taking an unwatchable movie and making it some of the best entertainment that you'll ever see. The film is absolutely ridiculous and it can't seem to figure out if it wants to be scary, serious, funny or hip. It ends up, of course, not being any of these things.GASP as a scientist creates an atomic-powered hearing aid! THRILL as the same footage of the villain Rat Fink (yes, the main villain's name is Rat Fink) is used over and over again! SCREAM as the scantily clad extras dance awkwardly with each other (one wonders if they were paid per wiggle)! Where exactly this film went wrong is a question that one could spend many hours pondering, but it's much more fun to just sit back, relax, and watch Mike and the bots suffer through THE WILD WILD WORLD OF BATWOMAN.This episode also featured the short film, CHEATING. This is perhaps the epitome of every 50's educational short film ever made. To sum it up in words would not do justice to its sheer horribleness. It could cause death by laughter all by itself, but in the hands of the crew of the Satellite of Love, it becomes positively dangerous.Note: For the very brave, the DVD version of this film also comes with the regular, un-MST3Ked version of the film. I do not recommend activating this feature without a parent, guardian or medical worker present."
Laughing out loud
mellow_man | Brooklyn, NY United States | 06/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ever notice that you don't really laugh out loud when you're alone? Well, while sitting on the couch alone on a Sunday afternoon, this movie made me laugh until I hurt. Give the MST3K folks a movie with no plot and horrible acting and they'll turn it into on of the funniest things you've ever seen.The (supposed) plot: scientist builds atomic hearing aid - Rat Fink and his agents steal it - Batwoman and her clan of scantily clad Batgirls save the day. Trashy? Yes. Awful? Yes. Entertaining? Absolutely.Coupled with the "Cheating" short, this is one of the best episodes of MST3K I've seen. The typically unpredictable combination of obscure cultural references and Ye Olde Scatological Humour can cater to all of your comic sensibilities and leave you exhausted and begging for more."
Horrible movie, wonderfully skewered
A. Duralde | W. Hollywood, CA United States | 02/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It often seems that, the worse the movie, the better the kibitzing from the MST3K crew. That's certainly the case with this movie, which is beyond god-awful, but Mike and the 'bots have been inspired to rise to the occasion by giving it the verbal pantsing it so richly deserves. This DVD also contains the short film "Cheating" (with some hilarious host segments revolving around Crow cheating on an essay) and, for the masochistic, the full-length, uncut "Wild World of Batwoman" without the MST comments."
"It's like we're smart, but we're not!"
Christopher P. Cecena | Pine Valley, CA USA | 06/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In one of the two Mike episodes that were wrongly labeled as Joel ones for DVD(the other is The Beginning of the End), after viewing the latest Invention Exchange between the MADs and the SoL crew, which involves Dr. Forrester getting his hair turned into the shape of a mushroom cloud, Mike Nelson, Crow T. Robot, and Tom Servo have to deal with a very bad film entitled the Wild World of Batwoman. And make no mistake, this flick is so bad I wouldn't even want my worst enemy to see it. The main villain, Rat Fink(I won't spoil who he really is... then again, you probably won't care) looks like a bad Zorro rip-off with a ski mask, the girls, for some odd reason, go-go dance almost all the time, and there's the laughable chase scene at the very end of the film that could have been performed better by pre-schoolers. Oh, and let's not get started on the mole people, strange creatures that show up in a pointless little scene and disappear just as quickly. With a flick this bad, you know Mike and the Bots are mercilessly gonna tear it apart.
And tear it apart they do. Despite this being only his third episode, this is arguably one of Mike's best. The riffing is fast-paced and always on target, never missing a beat. From the lame "initiation" at the film's start to the girls yet again dancing like crazy at the end, Mike, Crow, and Servo spout out some great one-liners, my personal favorite being their "cyanaide pill" lines about midway through. There's also a funny part during WWOB's opening credits, where Mike leaves the theater to make some popcorn! And let's not forget the short "Cheating," a cliched, badly acted educational romp about a kid who cheats repeatedly on tests, gets caught, and screws his life up as a result. "Did Johnny really know the harm he was doing with his cheating?," the narrator asks. Our three heroes give a far better question: "Is he just pure evil?" "Cheating," is one of my favorite MSTK3 shorts, up there with Hired, Last Clear Chance, and Once Upon a Honeymoon, and that alone is worth this volume. The Wild World of Batwoman is a classic MSTK3 episode, and definitely deserves a spot in any fan's collection."