Son Of Batman review

Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comic Book, Superhero.
Starring: Jason O’Mara, Stuart Allen, Morena Baccarin, Giancarlo Espostio, Xander Berkeley, Thomas Gibson, David McCallum, Sean Maher.
Year Of Release: 2014
Certificate: 15 (UK)
Runtime: 74 Minutes
Director: Ethan SpauldingSynopsis: “Batman learns he has a violent, unruly pre-teen son, secretly raised by the terrorist group the League of Assassins.” IMDB

This is my first ever review of an animated film, which is kind of strange considering I have seen pretty much every DC and Marvel film released in the past 15 years aswell as a lot of Disney and Pixar. Anyway that’s neither here nor there,back onto the review.

The film is based on a 2006 story arc written by Grant Morrison who has written for so many characters and arcs isn’t surprising his work is being adapted into films.

The film starts off with a huge training camp being destroyed that we know is owned by the Al Ghul family, a young boy and Mother escape to the boys Father, who turns out to be none other than Batman himself. Batman takes his newly revealed son under his wing deciding to train and protect him from what has already happened.

Bruce allows Damien to join him and Robin, in fighting crime, but keeping the criminals alive in typical Batman tradition, throughout this time a huge development happens which will soon have a incredible impact on the plot.

The film has a pretty short run time, which isn’t to bad due to the fact we do not really need that much characters time, however I would like to have had seen some more on screen relationship progression between Bruce and Damien. Also they did make Deathstroke a bit less of a badass than his usual-self, I mean he gets a beat down more than once by a teen none the less, however that does add to Damien being a very skilled fighter.

Overall, the film is a very enjoyable watch full of Action, Ninjutsu style acrobatics and katana based fighting resulting in lots of violence and gore which surprised me when watching because I didn’t realise the rating. The voice acting overall is pretty good besides Batman, Jason O’Mara seems to just be reading his lines not putting any emotion or passion into them, the rest of the cast is pretty good nothing special. It does have a strange animation about it, it almost feels like an 80s maybe 90s style look to it, I enjoyed it seen a few people complaining about though.


Chris "The Boss" Wilson

Chris is a self confessed movie junkie, his favourite film is A Nightmare On Elm Street, yes the 84 version obviously!

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