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Batman Ninja Film Review: See It or Skip It?

Posted by Anthony Mango Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Batman Ninja is the latest in the line of animated DC direct-to-video films. Is it worth the watch or it is something that should be skipped?

Batman Ninja
Directed by Junpei Mizusaki
Written by Leo Chu, Eric Garcia and Kazuki Nakashima

STARRING (ENGLISH CAST):
Roger Craig Smith (Batman), Tony Hale (The Joker), Grey Griffin (Catwoman), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy), Adam Croasdell (Alfred Pennyworth), Fred Tatasciore (Gorilla Grodd and Deathstroke), Adam Croasdell (Nightwing), Yuri Lowenthal (Robin), Will Friedle (Red Hood and Red Robin), Erica Bauza (Two-Face) and Tom Kenny (Penguin)

WARNING - SPOILERS BELOW

Here are some specific thoughts that ran through my mind during the course of the film as a stream of consciousness:

  • Before we even get started, let me just preface this by saying I'm not a fan of anime whatsoever, so I'm going into this expecting to dislike the vibe entirely, and not even a minute into it, the artwork is driving me crazy. I guarantee if you're clicking onto this link looking for someone to share your love of this, you're going to absolutely hate me. You've been warned.
  • Not a fan of this Joker voice. Way too over the top.
  • Oh my god, this exposition dump is so flat.
  • Really, with the jiggly boobs?
  • A giant mech building throwing ninja stars...
  • This Batman doesn't ever shut up.
  • And now Batman is a robot, basically. I'm sure if this is your thing, this is AMAZING to you. Since it isn't my thing, this is just ridiculous in so many ways.
  • I'm at least glad we're getting a semi-full Bat-Family.
  • ....and Robin just has to have a monkey sidekick, right?
  • "No!!!" over and over again.
  • Can anybody go 30 seconds without just verbalizing their feelings and their actions? I know it's part of the art style and everything, but again, this is just another thing I'm not fond of with this genre.
  • Somehow, the art style got even worse.
  • Why is Damien the one who is the goofiest??
  • We now present to you the Megazord portion of the program. Rita wants to make these monsters grow.
  • Grodd always has to try to turn everybody into monkeys. It's never anything better.
  • Here we go with the pop music.
  • WTF? Millions of monkeys? This is insane.
  • And now a giant Batman. Of course.
  • Just end already.
  • Okay, I like the teeth on the handle of Joker's sword.
  • So somebody actively wrote "we need to have a subplot of these two monkeys falling in love" and was serious about it?

Dumb. This is all from the perspective of someone who just does not enjoy this type of style, culture, or kitschy nature at all, so I'm sure 90% of it was lost on me, similar to how I could never tell you what "good" wicker furniture is, as I think it's all terrible. This was just ridiculous to me from start to finish and I didn't enjoy it pretty much at all. The story was hollow, the acting was over the top, the art style was just bothersome and I hate how every scene seemed to revolve around Bruce being an idiot.

See It or Skip It = Skip It!

WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE FILM?
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THIS POST WRITTEN BY: ANTHONY MANGO

Tony Mango is the founder, head writer and show host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment and more. He is a writer, creative director/consultant, media manager and entertainer. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Extended profile here.

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