Alyas Batman en Robin (a.k.a Filipino Batman and Robin)
Alyas Batman en Robin is a 1991 Filipino musical-comedy film produced by Regal Films spoofing the 1960s Batman television series. It stars comedian Joey de Leon as Batman, his son Keempee as Robin, and Dawn Zulueta as Angelique Legarda. Several villains are also featured such as the Joker and the Penguin, portrayed respectively by the late comedians Rene Requiestas and Panchito Alba.
The film was initially an unauthorized production, set to capitalize on the then in-production 1989 Batman film starring Michael Keaton. Warner Bros. threatened legal action and the release of the film was delayed until legal entanglements could be sorted out. The film was released in 1991, two years later than the intended 1989 release.
Why it Sucks
- The film is an obvious rip-off of the 1960s Batman television series.
- They stole a 1960s Batman theme song in their opening.
- Weird fight scenes especially Joey de Leon use his fighting ability to spoof Fernando Poe, Jr. style.
- Awful costume designs.
- Waste of talents.
- The Joker in this film is very unlikable as well as his design looks similar to Ronald McDonald.
- The Penguin's name is actually called Tyo-p-a-enguin which literally means "Blowjob-guin" in Spanglish , as well as a pun on "Tiyo Paeng".
- The Batcave in this film is just a customized house garage.
- Way too much profanity is used.
- The "R" logo in Robin's costume is actually a Regal Films logo instead of the one from the comics.
- At the end of this film during the musical sequence, you'll see a short man dressed as Spider-Man even he's not from DC. Maybe the creators of this film are too lazy.
- Catwoman's appearance in this film doesn't looked like from the comics. However, she looks like a generic supervillain that is always seen holding her pet cat and uses as her weapon.
- Some characters does not make any sense such as Batman sports a mullet wearing a trucker hat at the end.
- False Advertising: Wonder Woman is featured in the poster, but she doesn't have her main role in the film until the cliffhanger as well as she is only just a background character in the ending sequence.
- The background song during Batman and Robin's training scene is kinda catchy.
- Joey de Leon and his son Keempee did a great job on their acting skills.
A sequel was planned, launching Thursday group member and popular matinee teen idol and heartthrob Hector Chua. However, those plans did not materialize.