DCU: Son of Batman (Blu-ray)
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DCU: Son of Batman (Blu-ray)
Hidden atop a secret mountain stronghold lies the League of Shadows and its fearless leader, Ra’s al Ghul. Together with his equally dangerous daughter Talia, he oversees a trained army of assassins with plans for global domination. But an uprising from within the league now threatens to shift the balance of power and sends Talia and her young son, Damian, fleeing to Gotham City. With assassins on their trail, Talia seeks the protection of Batman, who, unbeknownst to him, is the boy’s father. With his son in tow, Batman wages war against the villain Deathstroke and the League of Shadows, all while teaching his headstrong boy that one can’t fight crime by becoming a criminal. With help from Gotham’s finest, including Commissioner Gordon and Nightwing, Batman will soon discover that his son and most trusted ally are one and the same!]]>
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 6.75 x 5.3 x 0.45 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Item model number : 28940853
- Director : Various
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Animated, Blu-ray, Full Screen, NTSC, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 14 minutes
- Release date : May 6, 2014
- Actors : Various
- Studio : WarnerBrothers
- ASIN : B00GZ0ML4C
- Number of discs : 1
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The movie overall was good, but, Damian was made out to be more of a stud and stronger than he should've; especially compared to Nightwing, and stronger than he should've been when fighting the big thugs.
I would recommend it, though. I now am interested in the future development of Damian, since in the end, he seemed to understand the lessons Batman was trying to teach him.
Instead of bashing this movie for the weak storyline and leaps of reality, I'll leave it at this:
If you're a Batman fan boy like myself, rent it because you know you're going to anyway since we've all been waiting about a year for another DC movie, but don't expect a 4 or 5-star movie; remember, it's up to us to support DC through the good and the bad movies.
If you're not yet a Batman fan boy, then please rent/buy the following movies first; I don't recommend you watch DCU: Son of Batman first, as it is not a good representation of the franchise itself.
Batman: Under the Red Hood
Batman: Year One
Batman: Dark Knight Returns
DCU, going forward, please invest more heavily in screen-testing these movies with a much broader audience; I was gasping through half of the opening scenes....
I agree with many other reviewers that the voice actor was the wrong choice for Batman and that the iconic Kevin Conroy voice is the best. This voice actor's voice has an Adam Westish goofy twinge, old man warble to it. I'm not saying it's a bad voice, just not the correct choice for the dark knight Batman.
Regarding the story, I didn't like the backstory that Batman was a rohypnol victim who was sort of date raped. That was stupid. Also, what is the motivation of Talia to 'rebuild the empire'. Where does she get the money to do it if her 3 fortresses are destroyed and their mining operations also? Does she offer a ninja assassin work study program / unpaid internship program or does she simply rohypnol them as well? And if they are working for free, do they also build their own beds and farm their own vegan buffet offerings? I think she'd have been better off marrying Bruce Wayne and then withholding sex until Batman buys her an army. Sorry if that sounds like I'm saying something bad about women, I'm not: keep in mind she's a woman without scruples anyway, but as Batman is a flawed hero (driven by vengeance he can never quench because he blames the city for producing criminal elements that killed his parents), maybe it would work as a story. As participants in a constantly-mutating, modern living myth, I think Batman fans can handle complexity of a Batman with controversial and questionable living arrangements, especially given we love the Dark Knight and his flaws.
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The story is a bit of the new school ninjas, (led by Slade Wilson), taking over from the old school, (led by Ra's al Ghul). The New school seem to have the advantage of not being shy about using guns and bazookas and missiles. Ra seems to have the Jedi ability to deflect bullets with his blade despite being surrounded or fired on by machine gun rapid fire. I do like this incarnation of Ra it does show how deadly he is. To become the undisputed leader of the League of Assassins my must kill the Al Ghul blood line including Damian. Knowing this Talia, take puts Damian under the protection of the father he has never met. Everyone seems to accept this incredibly well. Especially the suspicious to the point of paranoid Bruce. Damian seems to suffer the superior rich boy complex, making him just completely unlikable. I have to agree with Alfred in his statement "I am for the shrubbery". Something that does not seem to add up is Ra seem to favour old to little technology, yet Damian seem to have enough computer skills to hack into through the Bat-computer systems like a Knife through butter.
This is an action orientated, ninja fest. As long as you accept that going into the film. If you like that you will love this, if you prefer more story with action Batman: Under The Red Hood [DVD] [2010 ] would be a better choice.
as he dosen't become to much of a brat!!