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Batman, along with a number of his allies and adversaries, finds himself transplanted from modern Gotham City to feudal Japan.
Video- Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (14.90 Mbps) Resolution: 1080p Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Audio- English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit) Japanese: Dolby Digital 5.1 French: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps) German: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps) Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps) Note: DTS-HD MA: 2830 kbps
Subtitles- English, English SDH, French, German SDH, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Danish, Finnish
Batman Ninja is directed by Jojo's Bizarre Adventure's Jumpei Mizusaki and features character designs by Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki. Batman and a cast of villains including The Joker are transported back in time to medieval Japan in this ground-breaking anime feature. Special Features: East/West Batman, Batman: Made in Japan, New York Comic Con Presents Batman Ninja.
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Pro 1. To see Batman through the eyes of another culture is always illuminating. Since Batman has such a solid footing as a Samurai and a Ninja, this should have particular meaning in the interpretation. Stress on the "should have".
Pro 2. Visually this film is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I was amused to hear that this level of detail was more appreciated with the "overseas market" than at home. It appears that the Japanese do not like this style
Pro or Con. You decide. The name of the movie is Batman Ninja. Watching this film you may be forgiven to think the name should be Batman vs the Transformers. (or is it Batman vs the Arkam Power Rangers?) If you like big Japanese Robots, you will probably love this film. If you can take them or leave them, you will need to make your own decision. If you are (like me) put off by the robots in Feudal Japan, then you may want to consider if you really want to see this movie
Slight Con. I get that the message is "True power comes from within". However Batman already knows that. He is one of the, what, top five martial artist of the DC Universe? He didn't get that way by over-relying on tech. He KNOWS what he can do. The tech are tools to give him an edge and increase his chances for survival in Gotham. And he didn't have to go to Feudal Japan to figure that out. Ok the scene where he tried to get away with his grappling gun was amusing.
Strong Con. Bruce is the hero and should be a nice guy. Again, I get that and I don't have a problem with that. However... Just because he is a nice guy doesn't mean that he is also an over-trusting, gullible fool, who makes rookie mistakes. Batman is one of the intellects of the DC Universe. He is the brains and strategist of the Justice League. Batman can play just about any kind of role--except an idiot. Batman would NEVER have trusted Grod. Used Grod? Of course. And Batman would have been ready for him when the double cross came. Batman would have NEVER blindly charged a fortified position without knowing what he was getting into first. (As least not since Adam West). Even worse? Batman is attacked by an army of samurai wearing Joker mask (not just ANY Joker, but THE Joker) and Batman can't figure out who their master is????? Seriously??????
The rest of it is INSANE. This is a film where the FIFTH weirdest thing is Robin (the latest one) using a magic flute to summon a monkey army. This is a film where Gorilla Grodd hangs out in a hot springs. This is a film where - again I am not making this up - superhero Red Hood gives his horse its own mask. It feels like a kind of pop-art explosion.
Visually, it's impressive, though the cgi elements are annoying in some points - though the sheer imagination and grandeur make up for it. It's a wonderful job visually.
Acting-wise, it's OK to excellent, with Tony Hale's Joker hitting it out of the park - Tony OWNS his role as the Joker, and creates his own unique performance - one that would be worth seeing him continue.
So this is a film that's for fans of geeky stuff, preferably anime, who are ready for a bonkers ride.
I've seen a handful of Batman Animated films-- the best one of those was probably WORLD'S FINEST done by Bruce TImm and company. The recent Gotham By Gaslight was mediocre both in the animation and the storyline which was was based on a really good graphic novel. I tell you all of this so you know going in where I stand on Batman as he's been portrayed on film.
I'm not a fan of anime either-- although I love the work of Miyazaki.
This film blew me away. It's not just the best Batman Feature Cartoon I've seen in a long time, it might be the best Batman movie of all time. The animation is stunning and beautifully fluid. So much better than American animation. I got this despite the poor reviews here on Amazon because things like Gotham By Gaslight and Son of Batman got great reviews and I found both mediocre at best.
I don't know if the complaints are based on the dubbed version, but I didn't watch that. I would never watch a dubbed film anymore than I'd watch a pan and scan film-- I watched it in the original Japanese with subtitles and it was wild. Amazing character designs, incredible fight scenes, and a STORY that actually was well thought out and didn't just assume the audience was ignorant (see Gotham by Gaslight and if you don't know who the killer is 10 minutes in you weren't paying attention).
The Joker and Batman's rogues gallery are suitably creepy and given the feudal era Japan treatment. Yup, there are giant robots too-- because this is Batman as a Japanese character and that pop culture is very much giant robot and kaiju influenced.
This was fast paced, beautifully animated, well acted, nicely written and absolutely entertaining all the way through. I am so glad to finally have a Batman film that's worthy of the character.
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Don't understand nothing in this,just that batman was in it.