Batman Beyond, Seasons 1-3 (DC Comics Classic Collection)
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(Mar 20, 2007)
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Anyway before I become a hypocrite...
Batman Beyond is my childhood. I religiously sat up on Saturday mornings waiting to hear the unique opening soundtrack. I loved this series as a kid and now that I've bought the set I expected it to not live up to my little childhood memories. But guess what? It was even better! Older now I see the social commentary going on the aspects of society that is played upon and the witty banter betwen Terry and Bruce is just as good. And the trademark action you may ask? Still there and still breathtaking to watch.
So whether you are an avid fan of Batman, a kid in an adult's body, or even just a parent that doesnt want their kid watching this mindnumming garbage that sits on the wonderful lines and transmission feeds of cable and satelite, pick this up, I doubt you will regret it.
Will Friedle is a great boice actor and frequently has played a great protagonist (Advent Rising anyone?), but this is undoubtedly his greatest role. The way the aging Bruce Wayne and he play off of each other is absolutely fantastic and frequently hilarious.
If the series has one flaw, it's that a fair number of the episodes fall into gross-out-weird monster-of-the-week territory. No problem, just skip them. The episodes that actually further the story and characters are downright amazing and frequently feature fantastic fight choreography, cinematography, and (again) wonderful writing.
This was was a great show when I watched it on television, but it holds up even better today. On a big screen like my projector with a decent sound system it's absolutely amazing. As others have said, it's like Blade Runner meets Batman, and you'll feel like playing a round of Netrunner when you finish watching.
Highly recommended. It's also required viewing if you want to go on to Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.
This story takes place approximately 50 years in the future (from the current year of the Batman cartoons). In this series, Bruce Wayne is an old man (in his 80s) and has obviously stopped being Batman. He still lives at Wayne Manor, with his guard dog Ace (a black Great Dane). Through a series of events, he ends up meeting a teenager named Terry who eventually assumes the identify of Batman.
But, the technology has improved - the Batman costume is now super powered and allows for Batman to fly and have extraordinary strength (and a bunch of other handy things).
But, what I like most about this story is that it has a touch of the old and the new - you still have Bruce Wayne and his personality, morals, and you also see things through someone else's eyes (Terry). They also find a way to introduce some of the old villans like The Joker, Mr. Freeze, Ra's al Ghul, etc. but also introduce new ones like Ink (due to a chemical accident, is in the form of a large blob of ink and can change shapes as needed), Shriek (can manipulate or eliminate sound) and Spellbinder (controls people using virtual reality dreams).
This cartoon is easily enjoyed by kids and adults alike. I can't wait for them to make this into a movie (nothing official yet but would be a great follow up to the current movies). Love this cartoon.
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For starters I was in High School when this show was going on and I loved it very much. It's a part of who I am when I was growing up. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ian McCALLUM
An outstanding animated series that has aged very gracefully. The DVD quality is excellent, but a quality Blu-ray release would be very welcome nonetheless.Published 15 months ago by sin-jun-smythe
I bought this for my boyfriends birthday(he loves batman) and he was so happy. We actually watched a large majority of them that dayPublished 17 months ago by Kyleigh Whitsell
The DVD is so cool i love it! the coloring is really good, the stories were so cool! Thank you very much!Published on April 10, 2013 by Goddess_Maker
Most people would tell you that the only truly great Batman cartoon has been the early 90's animated series. And mostly they're right. With the exception of this series. Read morePublished on September 24, 2012 by J. L. Garrell
These three seasons came in their original packaging, unopened. Disks weren't broken or scratched. Great quality, no audio or video clipping/tearing/cracking/etc... Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by UNCLEundED
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