The Batman: Season 2 (DC Comics Kids Collection)
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In Gotham, a metropolis where shadows run long and deep, lives The Batman. He's in his mid-twenties and just finding his way as protector, defender and Caped Crusader, while maintaining his public persona as billionaire bachelor Bruce Wayne. This animated series picks up a few years after the conclusion of the new 2005 theatrical release, Batman Begins. This younger Batman confronts updated versions of familiar foes, meeting each member of his classic Rogues' Gallery for the first time. With the likes of Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Riddler and Man-Bat, among others, the Dark Knight takes his war on crime to the next level, employing a new arsenal of experimental Bat-gadgets and amped-up Batmobile, all operated and linked by an advanced remote-controlled invention he dubs the "BatWave".]]>
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Among other fixes: The new Joker finally comes into his own, and Alfred ditches his nagging, season 1 attitude. Yin has more to do as Batman's partner, and the overall acting is much better from everyone. Penguin and Freeze still do nothing for me, but even they seem slightly improved from their season 1 offerings.
Season 2 of The Batman works for me. It's still not a deep show, but there's finally enough right here that I can enjoy the episodes without constantly making the B:TAS comparisons. Try this set, and you might find yourself having fun too. Recommended.
Their early efforts were met with more than a large dose of criticism, the first season led to The Batman being considered one of the most blatantly childish toy commercials ever produced, a Joker that seemed to resemble Goku addicted to Brand X and with a lousy Mark Hamil impersonator, a bland Year One attempt at The Batman's early life, complete with his being pursued by the GPD and the relentless Ellen Yin and her partner Bennet (an ally of The Batman) which seemingly never came close to living up to the standards of GPD/Batman battles seen in Year One or The Dark Knight Returns, and lousy throwbacks to the classic Tim Burton movie designs of Catwoman and Penguin just when the New Batman Adventures had finally liberated those characters from those constraints.
Fortunatly, salvation came in the first season finale, which shook up the series' status quoe in a major way, paving the way clear for what would become The Batman's finest season so far. A little more experianced, and with a few great writers such as Greg Wiesman (creator of Gargoyles) helping out, the second season goes forward with a darker edge, and even improved vastly on some of Batman's rouges gallery.Read more ›
So when I learned that the WB was going to start up a new Batman series, I was excited. I watched the series premiere with great anticipation and was, for the most part, ambivalent about it. I caught most of the episodes of the first season, and while I was glad that Batman was back on T.V., it didn't really evoke the same kind of feeling that BTAS had.
Then I saw the two part series finale of season 1, which focuses on the origin of the new Clayface. Here we finally got a glimpse of what this new creative team is capable of when they put some real effort into their storytelling. And this trend continued into season 2.
People will make their comparisons to the original series. Hey, that's only natrual. I've been interested in anything Batman since I was a kid. I'm old enough to have seen the campy T.V. series. I've read the comics throughout the years and even watched the some of the horrible movies they've put out there. But I think that some people fall into the trap of nostalgia when they compare this series to BTAS. People tend to gloss over the not so pretty parts and claim that everything was so much better way back when. Batman the animated series was great, no argument there.
But I also think that this new series really has it's place in the annuals of Batman. It offers a new take on old villans. One reviewer called it Ultimate Batman (for those of you who are familiar with Marvel comics' Ultimate line), and I think that's a pretty good way of looking at it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Showed up on time. Great show! I really enjoyed it. I think I gave it a 7 out of 10 on imdb.Published 20 days ago by Tien
Really fun series and new and youthful take on the dark knight without seeming silly. Great for both kids and the kid in all of us!Published 3 months ago by Grayson
The 1 star is for the DVD release, not the series. As much as I like the series, Warner Bros. decided to release these sets at 4:3 [Full Screen] aspect ratio instead of the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Price
It's nice that there's a complete season out there, but the episodes don't even play in order.Published 6 months ago by Katie Pikul
Arrived in outstanding condition and played great.Published 8 months ago by Michael William Vaughan