By far one of the greatest Batman animated features to date! Damien has to be one of the greatest characters in Batman's recent history surprisingly, created by one of the most God awful hacks the DC universe has seen and his story shines like the summer sun in this gripping tale of a child coming to terms. The only thing that could have made this story better is if it were longer. With a running time of seventy four minutes, there wasn't enough room for a much-needed development, but the story, while rushed, was still well put together. The best parts are when Bruce Wayne is <more>
introduced to his son, and Damien is introduced to a lifestyle that he is not familiar with. What else could they add to make this story more gripping, you ask? Death Stroke, Slade Wilson just happens to be the villain! While his role is dreadfully one-sided, and not all that interesting, he still plays a great foil to the fighting styles he is subjected to.The imagery is bloody, grimy and pulls no punches when it comes to action scenes. This movie is not really for kids of all ages, but if you are a true-blue Batman fanatic, it will please all of your senses.
Perfect portrayal of the New 52 versions (by philchappell-30942)
Except Deathstrokes portrayal was WAYYY of but I still loved him here. Was a perfect villain. New 52 is my favorite timeline ever. Best five years of D.C.! Don't get annoyed by robins attitude because it's exactly the way he was in the comics. And as much as I love Jason Omara, his voice acting could use more expression. I don't want him to stop voicing Batman though. One of the best Batman voices ever if you ask me.
Don't believe them. This is amazing. (by adamdothunt)
Writing from the perspective of an animation fan of not only western but also Japanese animation these other reviewers must have watched a different show.the animation.This movie in comparison to it predecessors is superior in so many respects. Not only is the quality of animation more fluid the camera work dynamic the fighting and action is clear. The movie has focus in all regards. The shot composition is refreshing making use of dynamic perspectives, symbolism and light. All which is none intrusive to the story flow. The animation style is refreshing an innovative as far as western <more>
animation is concerned and uses modern costume design as contrast. Batman looks supper bad-ass in almost every shot.story.The story is clear in direction and has perfect pacing, in the first few scenes establishing a world dynamic in physical ability and scale. The super human kind not as limited as many worlds batman is a part of. deflecting bullets with swords for example. This leads to a more interesting story in my opinion. With it beimg basically a origin story for the second robin and is a set up for the next film. taking from the universes already established characters. Batman is in this world a god, equating to his status as on par with superman.acting is perfectly fine, robins actor impressed me nothing stood out as bad. My Opinion.I enjoyed this film because of the intricate world building and crazy level of human power. It is unfiltered and on par with any other DC adaptation. How people are rating this film so poorly is almost beyond me. My only theory is western audiences aren't ready for heartless worlds to be animated. Such which equate to game of thrones in brutality and confuse people. Even then I'm surprised it got below 8.
Son of Batman is an unexpectedly excellent film (by Argemaluco)
Even though I generally like the work from writer Grant Morrison, I have to admit I wasn't left very satisfied by the graphic novel Son of Batman, and that's why I started watching the eponymous animated film with low expectations. However, to my surprise, Joe R. Lansdales's screenplay tuned the narrative, softened the characters a bit for example, Damian isn't an insufferable brat in here and made the family dynamic between Batman, Damian and Alfred realistic and likable, without losing the dysfunction. The plot is simplified a bit in the movie, but, let's accept it: <more>
the point of the film is seeing Batman facing the difficult paternal role for the first time. And in that aspect, Son of Batman works perfectly. Batman assumes the responsibility of having a son who was trained from the cradle to inherit the criminal empire from his grandfather Ra's al Ghul. That's a complicated situation, because the kid has a killer instinct which goes against Batman's strict code, and his impulsive decisions constantly put his mother Talia not to mention Batman himself in danger. Alfred participates in funny moments when he's trying to grapple with the new resident of the Wayne Mansion; and Nightwing alias Dick Grayson, the first Robin fulfills the function of an older brother, tolerant but disposed to give the capricious child a good lesson when it must be done. And well, in order not to reveal every small detail, I will say that the film keeps an excellent balance between the action and the mentioned family dynamic, without losing the suspense and danger sensation brought by the unpredictable Damian. As for the voice work, Jason O'Mara and Stuart Allan make a perfect work as Batman and Damian, respectively, but the rest of the cast feels rigid and artificial. It's strange the fact that a solid actor, such as Xander Berkeley for example , sounds incredibly false, ca-re-fu-lly e-nun-cia-ting every syllable, like a rookie broadcaster. Nevertheless, O'Mara's and Allan's voice work, the solid screenplay and Ethan Spaulding's agile direction made me enjoy this film very much despite that complaint. And I found the animation of a better quality than the one from other DC Comics movies; the choreography of the action scenes is clear and fluid, and the design of the characters keeps a good equilibrium between realism and stylization. So, Son of Batman ended up being a very pleasant surprise, taking into consideration the fact that I didn't like the original comic very much; it doesn't have the epic scale from Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths or Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, but in this case, I think it was a good decision to keep everything on a more real level, because that puts the emphasis on the chemistry between the characters and the transformation of roles which implies Damian's arrival. Speaking of which, Son of Batman isn't part of "The New 52" continuity, like the previous film of the animated universe Justice League: War was. Apparently, Warner Animation is altering continuities, something which might confuse the casual spectators who were expecting more consistency between movie and movie. But, considering the fact that the main audience are comic readers, I suppose that that won't be a major problem. And besides, it means that there's still the chance of adapting some of the best Batman stories which don't fit into the current continuity, such as The Long Halloween and Knightfall.
An energetic and fast-paced movie (by ersinkdotcom)
The DC Universe continues combining its New 52 Universe and its animated movie universe with "Son of Batman." It was a lot easier to adapt "Justice League: War" for the big or small screen given that it was already rooted in the rebooted world we've come to know in the past few years. The real question everybody wanted to know the answer to was, "How will a book written before the launch of the New 52 fit into the new cosmos?" Whether you like the outcome or not, credit has to be given to DC for accomplishing the feat.When Ra's al Ghul is assassinated by <more>
Deathstroke and his army, his daughter Talia and her son Damian are left on the run for their lives. She takes the boy to the only place she knows he'll be safe: Gotham City and into the custody of the only man she can truly trust - The Batman. The Caped Crusader is caught off guard when he finds out he is the father of Damian. The heiress to the throne of the Demon leaves the 11-year-old under the wing of the Dark Knight. Batman soon finds himself partnered with a new Robin when he is put in the middle of a battle between Talia's new brigade of Man-Bats and Deathstroke's squad.If you've read Grant Morrison's graphic novel that "Son of Batman" is based on, then you know right off the bat pun intended this is not as faithful an adaptation as you might have expected. Whether or not you find this to be a good thing or bad is up to you. I personally found it to be entertaining and quite a brilliant way to pull the saga of "Batman and Son" into the New 52 world."Batman and Son" is rated PG-13 for Stylized violence including bloody images, and some suggestive material. There's more gore than usual as members of the League of Assassins and Deathstroke's army get stabbed and shot. Several lines of dialogue are rather racy, but most pre-teens probably won't get them. I still don't really know why they needed to be included. Why not just leave them out and know that the movie is safe for everyone without question? Some will see DC's use of Deathstroke to be a desperate ploy to promote and push the character further into the spotlight while cross-promoting his presence on "Arrow." Hey, business is business. DC executives and writers gotta eat, too. I like the character on the television show and I like him in the comics. If you don't like him, then you're probably going to have a problem with his inclusion in "Son of Batman." "Son of Batman" is made up of the first quarter of Morrison's book sans all the romantic elements and other extraneous elements which could be trimmed out. A little shuffling is done to certain plot elements and events, Deathstroke is thrown in, and "Voila!" We get an energetic and fast-paced 74-minute movie.
Indeed, it is not good as the comic book but it still good as the other great Batman movie. some people may a concern about some detailing and some super natural facts like the serum to make one MANBAT and another serum made by the same scientist to reverse the process instantly , but hey! this is a movie so they have a specified time. Unlike comic books they have to show all the story in a single movie. taking that into account the movie was awesome,. It's shows the personal life of batman, where he is a dad. the father son conversation are good, robin character portrait here <more>
brilliantly. As the movie is particularly focused on RObin how he adapting the way of "justice not vengeance". The small humerous parts where knightwing catches robin and tell batman. THE LAST FIGHTING BETWEEN DEATHSTROKE AND ROBIN IS THE BEST PART OF THE MOVIE. I think it's a must watch batman movie.
This movie is not as bad as people think. Whoever thinks it is bad are spoiled on overrated live-action bullshit DC creates such as The Dark Knight Rises, Gotham and Arrow. People may complain that the voice acting is bad. If it was fully bad, the characters would be out of character. People complain that Deathstroke is too pompous, but the good part is he is still true to the comics, compared to Slade from Teen Titans, who was nothing more than a censored, although an amazing, version of the character. He is even better than Slade Wilson from Arrow, who shares nothing in common with the <more>
original except name and costume. Talia al Ghul is what she is supposed to be. This version at least has a role here, compared to the well-loved Talia from Dark Knight Rises, who was rushed and didn't make sense. Damien Wayne was perfectly true to the comics in being the son of Batman and Talia and raised by the League of Assassins. The Damien from the BTAB episode Knights of Tomorrow was changed in having Catwoman for a mother and being legit, whereas Damien is not even Batman's legit son in the comics. He is illegitimate. The animation looks perfect, not as crappy as the CGI Beware the Batman, which certainly does not deserve a 7.5. Action sequences are great. The idea of League of Assassins using Man- Bats is awesome. The story even makes sense. So people who bash it and prefer all poorly done overrated trash, think again.
A Talia Fans review of Son of Batman (by taliaalghulfb)
OK so I've had a lot of people tell me about this movie since they know how in love with Talia I am. I have been on strike from anything DC related since the abysmal treatment of Talia Al Ghul and Damian Wayne in the Batman Inc run, Grant Morrison completely and utterly decimated the core character of Talia Al Ghul. Taking her from this loving mother and woman who would kill anyone who dared to harm her darling son, and bad ass assassin that is FOREVER misunderstood by the general comic book readers. ON TO THE REVIEWSo anyway a friend of mine comes over and has Son of the Batman with him, <more>
personally I'm like "Get that thing out of my house" since, I've not bought or looked at anything since Damian and Talia were murdered. After a couple hours my friend convinces me to sit down and watch it let's just say it was a lot of prodding for that.The animation was good I won't deny that DC comics does amazing things in animation and I never will, it's the truth. I liked the woman who voiced Talia Al Ghul, for those who don't know it was the lovely Morena Baccarin who played Anna in the newer version of V, Stargate, Firefly and as well as lending her voice to Justice League series. If they ever do Which I doubt since Nolan pretty much blasted Talia back decades with TDKR put Talia on the big screen again I would want her to play her. Jason O'Mara did good as Bruce/Batman though I am more of the golden voice of Kevin Conroy. Stuart Allan doing the voice of Damian Wayne was adorable getting a little boy to do the voice of well a little boy was cute, my friend did show me the special features and this little boy should be cast as Damian in a live action movie again if they ever do that which I doubt .The Topic of the "Drugging" IncidentWas this really necessary? No, it wasn't in my opinion this was a slap in the face to the true Talia fans. Talia does not need to drug Bruce or anyone and the idea that she needed to is completely ludicrous. As well as destroying and disrespecting the beautiful story of *Son of the Demon written by Mike Barr and Jerry Bingham*. Which is the TRUE Origin story of Damian Wayne in my opinion. Morrison took the love story of Talia and Bruce and wiped his ass with it, I'm sorry that's just how I see it when he wrote this taking the love that was clearly evident between Bruce and Talia in Son of the Demon and made it something dirty and wrong. If DC wanted to take the steps to mending the breach between them and Talia fans they could have just omitted this scene or told it in a different way they did not need to make their love out to be some cold and calculating thing. DeathstrokeI understand that he's popular now due to the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us and Arrow, but really. Was he really needed to be in this when there are other more tangible villains who did have ties to the League of Assassins that Ra's could have considered a successor. I just don't get it they had Dusan Al Ghul White Ghost already in the movie he could have played the villain role but no he gets killed. Personally I would have rather seen Dusan as the main villain him trying to take the League of Assassins away from Ra's and Talia makes a lot more sense than Deathstroke. Sure people might not know that much about Dusan but this would have been a great way of getting people to get to know the middle child of the Al Ghul line. Wrap upIf I look past the horrible "drugging" thing and believe me I'm trying my hardest to wipe that bull crap from my mind. It was a decent movie though I would have wanted the hug and kiss that Talia shared between her and Damian to last longer it just felt fleeting to me.It's my wish and my prayer that Talia finally gets more positive attention in the future, she so deserves it. It really does make me cry thinking of how freely DC comics gives attention to Harley, Ivy, and the Cat but they always treat Talia so badly. She deserves so much better she's been around for 43 years and never once given her own comic book, or have statues made of her and or of her and Batman, or T-shirts. Everyone else has merchandise of their favorite characters. What merchandise does Talia fans have to show our love for our favorite? It's unfair and so very wrong that she is *Forever* denied what they've given on a silver platter to the others.
YOU CAN'T FIGHT CRIME BY BEING A CRIMINAL (by nogodnomasters)
Well it seems Batman got drugged one night and did the nasty with Talia al Ghul who had a son Damian. Damian is a fighter and intellect like Batman. Damian wants to avenge the death of his grandfather Ra's al Ghul who was killed by Death Stroke. Damian has un-tempered anger which Batman attempts to control. Meanwhile Death Stroke has a scientist making mutants for him.The film utilizes the dry humor of Alfred and some dark humor. Modern automatic weapons seem to have a tough time against medieval swords. It makes me wonder how Hitler conquered Poland. Fun popcorn toon.