So this video… it’s got one joke, Batman being a jerk. It’s got Justin Long as a nebbish Robin. It has what is possibly the worst Batman performance of all time. But that performance is performed by Sam Rockwell, which makes it the best worst Batman performance of all time. Seriously, I could watch Sam Rockwell be a huge Bat-cock forever, which is possibly good, as this comedy short is apparently just a prelude to a larger one, to be titled “Robin Big Speed Date,” for some kind of comedy anthology movie. Sam Rockwell: Even when he’s bad, he’s totally fucking awesome. Frankly, now all I can think about is how much more awesome the entirety of all Batman media would be if Robin’s name were actually “Cockblock Jr.” (Via Comics Alliance)
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