Saturday, June 10, 2017

RIP Adam West: Batman Forever

This just sucks.

I will begin this appreciation of the actor Adam West, who died Friday at the age of 88, with an apology. What follows will largely be about "Batman," the role that half a century ago defined and to some extent constrained West's career, and will now follow him into the hereafter. Still, for what it's worth, he remains — for me, and many — the best of all possible Batmans, the only Batman that matters.