Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Bookshelf: Movie Review- Son of Batman


So time for a little change. Instead of a comic or book, this time I'm writing about a film. For the first film that I will chat about I've chosen; The Son of Batman. Why this film? Well I've never watched it before and it's Batman! So let's do this.

Warning lots and lots and lots of spoilers you been warned!



The film starts out at the League of Assassins base camp. Here Ra's al Ghul, Talia, Damian and the league are attacked by the villain of the film Deathstroke! The League of Assassins are quickly overpowered by Deathstroke's forces and Ra is killed in the fighting. Having barely escaped Deathstroke's clutches, Talia needs somewhere safe to hide Damian and where better than with Dad. Here enters the caped crusader Batman. Finding out he is a Dad and has to now guide a son who has a thirst for bloody vengeance.

Then follows a few twists and turns involving scientists, nightwing, mutagenes and Manbats (never fully explained why them). During this time Damian dons the mantle of  Robin and finds his assassin training being questioned by Batman's own moral code. Caught between two worlds, this ultimately shapes Damian's persona and during the final showdown he has to chose the path of the League or the way of Batman.

Overall I enjoyed the movie. The stories plot moved along at a pleasant speed and it felt well thought out. The fight scenes had a real anime feel to them and had an interesting and exciting look about them. But as always not everything was great. Damian just came across as a spoilt brat and quite a flat two dimensional character. I also had some issues with the artwork, it sometimes seemed choppy and not as tidy as I've come to expect from feature films. It would be fine in a 30 minute tv show, but for a HD film I expect more. Also according to the script writers there seems to be killer sharks north of Scotland!

Did I enjoy the Film? Yes
Would I watch it again? Yes
Would I recommend it? Yes

So how to score it. I'm going to score it three Crocs out of five.
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Have you watched it? What are your thought's pro or against Damian Wayne?

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