Beware the Batman 1 Season 2013

Season 1
(95) IMDb 7.1/10

1. Hunted TV-NR CC

In the series premiere, Batman (ANTHONY RUIVIVAR) faces down villains Professor Pyg and Mister Toad to stop them from hunting down billionaires... like Bruce Wayne!

Starring:
Anthony Ruivivar, Jeff Bennett
Runtime:
23 minutes
Original air date:
July 13, 2013

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Action
Director Sam Liu
Starring Anthony Ruivivar, Jeff Bennett
Supporting actors JB Blanc, Brian George, Udo Kier, Sumalee Montano, Kurtwood Smith, Gary Anthony Williams
Season year 2014
Network Warner Bros.
Producers Amy McKenna, Glen Murakami, Sam Register, Mitch Watson
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By InfiniteDamion on August 16, 2013
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I've watched the first two episodes of the show so far, and I'm not sure what to think of it. There are parts I like, and parts I immediately reject. I like that they're not just recycling the same rouge's gallery as every other Batman series, and they're digging into some of the lesser-known villians and making them interesting. I don't like the changes to Alfred, however. Turning him into an ex-MI6 agent (who miraculously can't hear an antique car pulling up directly in front of him)seems like a cheap gimmick to reinvent the character. As a result he seems more like Jason Statham than Alfred Pennyworth. He was fine the way he was, and I think the change was entirely unnecessary.

Besides that, the Batman himself seems like a good iteration of the character... but there is one part in the second episode that stands out to me. He's talking with the woman who will become Katana, and out of the blue starts profiling her out loud for her to hear. Now if Batman was doing this to someone, I say "cool, he's flexing his dectective muscles in a cool way". But it isn't BATMAN doing the profiling, it's Bruce Wayne. That's a problem. While Batman is portrayed in an intelligent, capable, yet still human way, Bruce is portrayed in the WRONG way. If he goes around showing everyone how smart he is and what a good detective he is, it destroys the illusion of playboy millionaire, and people can connect him to the bat that much more easily.

I know that seems like something small, but it says a lot about how they're trying to characterize Bruce this time, and it's not a wise choice, at least in my opinion.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Scott on October 2, 2013
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I loved the animated series and I loved Batman Beyond. I never cared for "The Batman" because of the art style. Than Brave and Bold more than made up for it with its straight up fun take on Batman.

Beware the Batman is the next great Batman show. I was very skeptical (reading all the press leading up to the primer) but its done very well. If you are a fan of Batman, you will not regret buying every episode of Beware the Batman. Hands down, the best action of any of the Batman shows. You can clearly track what is going on during fight scenes, the animation is amazing. I also love the Batman design. It is very reminiscent of the Grant Morrison JLA Batman. The only major difference is the bat symbol on the chest is black (on black) instead of gold.

As a huge Kevin Conroy fan, I was not sure how I would like Batman's voice. But the voice actor who plays Batman is perfect for this incarnation. Also the Dad from "That 70's Show" is grat as Jim Gordon.

My main criticism. Anarchy is not a very good main bad guy (only in two shows so far anyway). Does not strike me as Batman's counter, or opposite. He is portrayed like a "C" grade villain in a white spandex suit and cape w/ a cliche anarchy symbol. What is anarchic about the color white? He seems like a bad, uninteresting, knock off-Joker. He sucks.

To the producers I say, guys, don't be stupid. New and obscure bad guys are great (Pig & Toad were amazing in CGI) but we want are classic rouges gallery, but most importantly...

WE WANT OUR JOKER!!!!!! The Joker IS anarchy incarnate! And he better be voiced by Mark Hammil!!! LOL
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John G on May 6, 2014
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Here are the names and plots for episodes 14 through 26. These episodes are all available online (Amazon UK), have all aired in New Zealand too, and should be available in the near future at Amazon Prime.

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Episode 14 – Darkness: Batman makes an unlikely alliance with Silver Monkey to escape from the League of Assassins. Meanwhile, Katana, Alfred, Lieutenant Gordon, and Barbara take action as Ra’s al Ghul’s attempts to cleanse the city during the black out has left it terrorized by “the Ghosts” and other criminals.

Episode 15 – Reckoning: Ra’s al Ghul recruits Professor Pyg, Mister Toad, Magpie, Tobias Whale, Phosphorus Rex, and Cypher to eliminate Batman in return for control of a piece of the city. Batman races to find his location and save both his partners and the entire city, while Lt. Gordon and Barbara attempt to hack and disable the Ion Cortex once and for all.

Episode 16 – Nexus: Six months after the black out caused by the League of Assassins, new District Attorney Harvey Dent is trying to put a stop to the mask and cape crisis. Batman finds himself being framed for an attempted attack on the life of Mayor Grange and takes drastic action to find out who is responsible.

Episode 17 – Monsters: Batman and Katana team up with Rex Mason (who has been classified as the “Golem of Old Gotham”) as they combat an increasing army of armored thugs that have been terrorizing several parts of Old Gotham. In addition, they also dodge Harvey Dent’s newly-created Special Crimes Unit which is ordered to take down both the armored criminals and the vigilantes fighting them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Thomas M Salazar on June 30, 2014
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This is a great recreation of the batman series. Out of all the batman tv series this is the best since the batman animated series of the 90s. Worth watching more than once. It portrays batman as the amazing detective that he is and it is also introducing the outsiders with metamorpho and katana. Great story deserves a second season.
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