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Worth a look
on 9 May 2014
This is another decent entry in the DC animated universe. Based (loosely) on some of Grant Morrisons work in the Batman comics, it charts the early journey of young Damien Wayne, the product of a liason between Bruce Wayne and Talia Al Ghul (therefore the Son of Batman).
We start with Damien still in the care of his mother and the league of assassins but a meeting with the Dark Knight is not far away. For those that haven't read the comics I won't spoil where it all goes from there but suffice to say there's plenty of superhero action along the way. Like other recent DC movies (including the excellent Flashpoint Paradox) there's rather a lot of bloodshed in this one, Damien himself is a particularly blood thirsty character to begin with. Not necessarily a bad thing of course but perhaps not a film for the youngest viewers.
DC like to pack these things with characters so you also get Nightwing, Killer Croc, Manbat, Ra's Al Ghul, Deathstroke and others for your money. Overall worth a watch but not one of the absolute best they've put out.
The blu ray package is pretty decent also. You get 3 featurettes on this film and a sneak peak at another - Assault on Arkham.
For those that don't already have them in their collection you also get 4 episodes from past Batman series.
Batman Animated Series - "Showdown"
Batman Beyond - "Out of the Past"
The Brave and the Bold - "Sidekicks Assemble" and "The Knights of Tomorrow"