This is a 12-minute Batman fan flick called Death Wish, which stars Batman and Robin in their Joel Schumacher-ian Batman and Robin outfits. Yes, the ones with the nipples. BUT WAIT. I know you’re immediately dismissing it, but you shouldn’t. Seriously! It’s actually pretty good. I know you don’t believe me, but the film is actually pretty dark, with tiny bits of humor, more like the Burton Batman flicks. And it stars a good deal of the rogues gallery, as well as Nightwing, Oracle, the Cassandra Cain Batgirl, and more. It’s only Batman and Robin’s costumes that at Batman and Robin-ish, well, that and the way it’s filmed — which actually makes it pretty cool, because it’s like if Batman and Robin had actually been kind of entertaining. Anyways, I liked it, nipples and all. Which is something I say less often than you’d think.
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