Only a night of Hero rape could produce a seed like this, and a movie like this too.
I honestly felt like there should have been more to this movie, but there was not. I was hugely disappointed, DC Animation usually does the best job with their animated Universe. Now as a Batman hater (see my last article) it still infuriated me with how they portrayed the Dark Knight.
I love Ra’s al Ghul, he is by far my favorite Batman villain (sorry Crown Prince of Crime). I just love his mythos and his name means “Demon’s Head” that can’t get any cooler. Al Ghul gets a few minutes of screen time here and is awesome all the way through. You can get the vibe very quickly that he enjoys being a grandfather, and I wish we could get a prequel of Al Ghul and Talia training young Damian (you hear that DC make up for this turd). How they handle Slade Wilson/DeathStroke is awesome for first half of the movie, but by the end not so much. I’m glad we get Nightwing/Dick Grayson (Dick has always been my favorite… Hold on… You know what I mean) playing a role in this movie, in the comics it was Tim Drake’s Red Robin that was the “other son”. I think it fits the components of the movie better with Nightwing instead of Drake. Especially since most would agree Grayson has always been the closet to what a real son would have been like for Bruce Wayne. The ending credits has a great sequence that shows a fight that we didn’t see during the movie, that we all wanted to see, so that was a nice little twist. The voice work in this movie is great. I’m getting used to Jason O’Mara as Bruce Wayne/Batman (I know the adolescent/preteen in me just kicked adult me in the nuts for ever thinking there could be another Batman voice besides Kevin Conroy), but all the voice work does a great job. The animation looks marvelous, as well as the fight scenes are well done.
Now to my list of the unfortunate. Ra’s Al Ghul is one of the biggest villains in the world, but in this movie his weaponry is stuck in the past. I get it, League of Assassins, but no guns on a complex and no defenses with modern technology? Come on man! I get that Damian is a protege and anybody trained since birth would be one bad ass kid (Hit-Girl anyone?), but Damian battled skilled high level adult fighters and sometimes barely broke a sweat. Come on man! One of my great loves of Ra’s Al Ghul as a villain is how he refers to Batman as “Detective”. Yet in this movie Batman is a FUCKING IDIOT! From his Killer Croc fight (great to see him in a movie), to his lack of ability to figure things out before his preteen son does. Damian is always 2 steps ahead of the Bat. World’s Greatest Detective” my ass, he must have removed the title for this movie. Nightwing figures things out faster than Batman, so maybe all of his “son’s” are surpassing him. The plot was pathetic, the movie tries to get by on how cool the concept of Batman having a “killer” son. Deathstroke wants to be leader of the League of Assassins, but he did everything to be the leader by destroying the League of Assassins, even down to eliminating all the leaders, and the one he didn’t eliminate he could have, but chose not to because he wanted to lure Damian in to settle a grudge? Huh? Damian would have been lured in just for revenges sake. Oh yea we get a subplot of creating ninja mutant man bats (this is ripped from the comics), now this subplot was just set up to give Batman more things to fight. Lets not forget Rape is spoke about in enjoyable terms, the Lazarus Pit not making a user insane, Batman having an “oh well (shoulder shrug)” feeling about everything (having a hidden son, League of Assassins being rebuilt after it was destroyed, Ra’s Al Ghul predicament). Then you have Damian who is annoying, (like Conner from Angel annoying), but I can get over that if they didn’t make him have a change of heart for no reason other than him saying it. Bruce and Damian never bonded, or had a profound moment that would justify a reason for Damian to change the ways he learned since he was born. The list could go on, but I have written to much.
Again I just think this movie was made to say LOOK EVERYONE BATMAN HAS A SON! And he is nothing like him! And who doesn’t like kid violence? This movie is for me was like the scheme Talia used on Batman. Use a hot/cold relationship to lure you in (Batman and I), get drugged where it makes/hopes you forget what made your relationship what it was (All the reason that make me hate Batman is what makes him awesome, except this movie hopes I forget that)), and then from that comes a product that is bad (this movie). Son Of Batman will just drug you and leave you with an issue to take care of… It sucking. I Pay For It (with my innocence) So You Don’t Have To!
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All puns and jokes aside Sexual Abuse and Rape are serious things not to be taken lightly and I do take those things serious, sorry if I offended anyone with my jokes.