Batman Short Film Robin's Ruse Comes To Rifftrax

Rifftrax have released their latest foray into the world of the '40s Batman movie serials with Batman: Robin's Ruse.

The eleventh episode in the serial is one of those rarities that actually features something resembling what's promised in the title. Does that make it any less absurd?

Well, we'll defer to their judgment...check out the preview below. You can buy it at the Rifftrax site.

If you've been watching the Batman serials up to this point, you know to expect disappointment with regard to the actions described in the title actually appearing in the serial. For example, Robin's Wild Ride did not contain a Robin partaking in a wild ride. Robin did not meet The Wizard in Robin Meets The Wizard; he was instead knocked unconscious from behind by The Wizard. One can only imagine that an episode called Robin Takes Oxygen Into His Lungs Then Expels it as Carbon Dioxide would involve the boy wonder standing around, cheeks bulging as he steadfastly refuses to draw a breath, only to eventually buckle onto the ground unconscious, hopefully dead.

Which is why it comes as such a shock that Episode 11, Robin's Ruse (rhymes with 'goose', of course) does in fact contain an honest-to-God ruse! Pulled off by Robin! And the ruse is this: Robin sort of crouches slightly outside a window and shines a flashlight into a room where The Wizard's henchmen are gathered. Pretty clever ruse, huh? Look, we'll take what we can get at this point.

Also, Vicki Vale's brother Jimmy plummets out of a skyscraper window and lands on the pavement and dies. Gabe and Neil serve as pallbearers. Join Mike, Kevin, and Bill for the ultimate ruse: Robin's Ruse!