This is not a bad movie… not in the least bit, but it has been done before and it’s been done better than this. I’m sure that, if you’ve never watched Teen Titans, you’d find this a perfectly fine movie and have none of the qualms that I did, but to me, it’s like watching an imperfect clone of something that was already imperfect.
When a magical threat threatens the Earth and the Justice League can’t deal with it… even though they’ve clearly dealt with magical threats before many many times, it’s time for Batman to recruit John Constantine, Zatanna, Deadman, and Jason Blood as a new team called Justice League Dark… even though it was Batman himself who told the Justice League that there was probably no magical threat in the first place.
This was a film crafted from love and it is so refreshing to see a lighter and more friendly take on Batman in the mainstream. Even when the movie arguably goes dark, it still stays fun and wholesome.
When it’s good, it’s very good but the problem is, it doesn’t spend a lot of time actually being good. For such an iconic comic book story, this puppy is bungled embarrassingly and dropped right on its head. Someone needs to do an fan edit on this film pronto.
Once again, sadly, animation has effortlessly kicked the crap out of the live action DC movies.
Batman is dead and, because superheroes never ever ever come back from the dead, Nightwing, Robin, and caped-wannabe, Batwoman must soldier on without the Dark Knight and beat the new bad guy on the block, the man who killed the bat, the Heretic.
Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman return… yet they don’t. But they do!
Batman has a son now in case you missed it and, man… is he an asshole.