Number of Times Seen – 1 (23 Jul 2019)
Brief Synopsis – When a mysterious new villain appears in Gotham, he finds a way to try an enact revenge on Batman by using many former friends and foes of the caped Crusader against him.
My Take on it – This is a new Batman story that I was intrigued to watch since I knew nothing about this storyline or the graphic novel it’s based on.
The story comes across as being quite gripping and that has so much to do with the way that they present things in such an original fashion.
The story presents a very large mystery and it works so well and comes across quite plausibly in the world of superheroes.
They also give Batman the opportunity to show how great a detective he can be as he works to try and solve the various clues that keep popping up along the way for him as he struggles to discover the identity of this new and dangerous threat.
As with most DC/WB films, we get a stellar voice cast for all of the characters.
The fact that they were able to get some of the best voices from the series even for characters who have small roles in this particular story.
The character development is great and we get a feel for the complexities that they give these very layered characters.
This film is presented in a great way especially since it allows us to see this superhero story as an animated film not meant as a cartoon for children.
This allows for the story to be even more suspenseful and tense which adds so much to the enjoyment.
In addition, this film’s plot is much more complex and poignant which make sit that much more satisfying.
Bottom Line – Great Batman story that is so gripping largely due to its originality. The mystery that the story presents works really well throughout. They also once again prove the amazing detective skills of Batman as he slowly tries to look through all of the clues in order to discover the identity of this new and dangerous enemy. Voice cast is once again great (as with most of the DC/WB films) and I loved that even for small roles, they were able to get the best voices to play them. The way that this premise makes the story not feel like a cartoon for kids works really well also in making the plot feel much more poignant and also allows for the tension level to be raised quiet high. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This marks the ninth time Jason O’Mara has voiced Batman/Bruce Wayne in an animated feature film as of 2019. He has now voiced the character of Batman on animated feature-length film the most of any voice actor, second only to Kevin Conroy who has voiced the character in a total of fourteen animated feature-length films. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)
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