The basic synopsis is that there's a new Bat in town, a Batwoman, but Batman doesn't know who she is. So the gist of the movie is uncovering who she is and why she's doing what she's doing, and more importantly why she's using the name Batwoman. So Bruce hits the streets in looking for finding out who this Batwoman is and what's her motive.
The Voice Acting - Nearly everyone who's in this from Batman: The Animated Series reprises their role. Kevin Conroy returns as an always awesome Bruce Wayne/Batman, and Alfred, Tim Drake, Harvey Bullock and Commissioner Gordon also have their same voice actors. Two characters who are have new voice actors in this film are Barbara Gordon and The Penguin.
The Comedy - Comedy is sparingly done in this movie but when it is it's done well. Bruce trying to get rid of talking to Babs and balling up a newspaper to try to simulate static was funny, if only because Kevin Conroy making Bruce sound flustered just works so well. Also, when Bruce tells Alfred "The last thing Gotham needs is a vigilante running around." Alfred's spot-on humor shows with the reply "As they say in the streets, I ain't touching that one."
Batwoman- Man that looked horrible. The reason Batman wears Black or Dark Blue or Grey or whatever is because it blends in with the night allowing him to use stealth. What the hell can you hide behind with a silver costume with a pink bat in the middle and pink gloves? Another thing that annoyed me was the fact even her Batarangs are pink. Just because she's a woman she has to have Pink Batarangs? Guess no one told Babs that... Oh and did I mention she rides a Green Goblin Glider? Because... she does for some reason.
The Open - Okay, so the movie opens with this Batwoman stopping a gun shipment. That's fine, then she starts being reckless and almost killing people. So Batman and Robin go by inthe Batplane and their just watching. Then Batman saves the thugs who would've fell off a bridge with his giant Batplane attatchment from falling. Then he looks at Batwoman from the Batplane and she leaves. At no point did he even TRY to apprehend her.... which makes no sense for Batman.
Babs Loves WHO?! - Barbara Gordon appears in this, although away at college. She apparently hints at a relationship with Bruce Wayne, which annoys me because Babs and Dick are always gonna be the couple I want. Maybe it's pretty but I really hate the idea of Babs and Bruce hooking up.
The Artwork - As an unabashed fan of Batman The Animated Series, I think everyone notices when they changed it to The New Batman Adventures (season 4) that the artwork gets less gritty and more child-like. I really hated that style and this takes after it. Drawing Bruce with a huge football pad shoulder and a big meaty Wrestler chest yet having tiny legs like a ballerina just comes off looking more awkward than anything.
Final Rating: The Batwoman reveal surprised me, I won't lie. Just when you think you know who it is, they sweep the rug from under you and we find out who Batwoman is. That was a really great moment in the film. Other things about it were horrible, like the very bad portrayal of Bane. He talks WAY too much. Bane is at his best when he's a man of little words, not prattling off saying "Senor" in every two sentences. After the Batwoman reveal the movie seems to die down, and get very monotonous and boring. Penguin as the main villain was a horrible choice in the first place, and the lackluster Bane is hardly much help. Even the big showdown between Batman and Bane was boring and didn't have that big fight feel to it. The ending was awful, it never felt like a Batman movie, it felt like a movie superhero movie for pre-teens produced by MTV. Oh and Robin had no purpose being in the movie at all. It's safe to say I'll never watch this again...ever. 3/10 rating and please stay away from this sham of a film. Until next time I'm your friendly neighborhood Blogger Man, Jason Todd.
Last Week's Poll question asked "Which original Bird of Prey is your favorite?"
Last Place with 0% - Lady Blackhawk, Can't say I'm surprised she jitterbugged to last place.
Second Place with 28.6% - The Huntress and Black Canary, The top two agents tie this time. (tounge twistaaaaaa!)
Winner with 48.9% - Oracle! The brainy beauty leads the team and the vote with first place.