Son of Batman review (Mild Spoiler)
Son of Batman tells the story of Damian Wayne, Batman illegitimate son with Talia Al-Ghul and how he becomes the new Robin while learning that sometimes killing is not the only way to defeat your enemy.
I honestly like the movie but feel like the movie have a lot of flaws. First of all the movie do suffer from the 'Thor Syndrome' where you feel like the transition of Damian from ruthless assassin to Batman-like figure to fast and it feel very jarring. You don't see anything that would cause the transition. However, I do like Damian's arrogance portrayed in the movie especially in the scene where he first arrived at the Wayne Manor. Second of all, while I like the character of Talia in this movie, I still see her like an eye-candy similar to Black Widow in Avengers Confidential. A lot of lower shoot and she seem to be ridiculously sexy at times. However, just like I said she does have an interesting characteristic in the movie especially at the end of it.
|Black Widow in Avengers Confidential|
Action wise, it was spectacular. There is a little bit of gore though but I think it is necessary when you have two assassin fighting with each other. I kind of frustrated that the Nightwing and Damian fighting scene was not featured. The fighting scene between Damian and Deathstroke at the end do look a little bit like Revenge of the Sith but I just gonna let that past.
In term of voice work, everyone is doing a great job. I might be wrong but the one who do the voice Killer Croc might be a black guy and somehow I feel like it is a little bit of stereotype in it. Jason O' Mara did a great job with the voice of Batman as well as Stuart Allen for Damian. Nightwing's and Talia's voice is okay but I feel like Deathstroke's voice is a little bit out of place just because I got used with Manu Bennet's voice as Deathstroke in Arrow.
All in all, Son of Batman is an okay inclusion in DC animated. If you like a more action oriented, then this the one for you. For me, they did do justice on Damian but not on the source material. In the end I give this 3 out of 5, just because weak plot development, and my problem with the way Talia is portrayed.
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