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Movie Review: Batman: Bad Blood

1000516208BRDLEFO_d53df2cWhen Batman goes missing, it will take the entire Bat “family” – including new additions Batwoman and Batwing – to keep the peace in Gotham City and unravel the mystery behind the Dark Knight’s disappearance.

Batman: Bad Blood is the latest animated film in Warner Bros.’ series of movies and this one brings together the full Bat Family and then some. Batwoman, Nightwing, Robin, Batwing, they’re all here dealing with the missing Bruce Wayne/Batman.

The story as far as I know is original, though there’s some elements from some comic stories that stick out. What really stands out, beside the solid animation and action, is that each member of the Bat Family has their own personality and style that really makes them unique. Their delivery of lines, the way they fight, their general attitude, it’s all really unique, and each character is given more than enough time on their own to shine.

While Batwing comes in later and is a little underused, there’s a lot of history given to the character. Nightwing has the smart ass remarks, though he matures a bit as the movie progresses. Who really shines is Kate Kane/Batwoman who is really at the center of the film. She’s given a lot of personal time, fleshing out her personal life, and that includes dating.

What really comes out of Batman: Bad Blood is my want of a Batwoman animated feature.

The movie is really good and entertaining with some twists and turns that are fun, not predictable, just really solid animation. Out of all of the DC Comics animated films so far, this one stands out as my favorite so far.

Overall Rating: 8.8

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