Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Film Review of DC Animated Movie | Fanboys Anonymous
Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 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?

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Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Directed by Jake Castorena
Written by Marly Halpern-Graser

STARRING:
Troy Baker (Bruce Wayne / Batman, The Joker), Eric Bauza (Leonardo), Darren Criss (Raphael), Baron Vaughn (Donatello), Kyle Mooney (Michelangelo), Ben Giroux (Damian Wayne / Robin), Rachel Bloom (Barbara Gordon / Batgirl), Brian George (Alfred Pennyworth), Jim Meskimen (Commissioner James Gordon, Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow), Andrew Kishino (Oroku Saki / Shredder), Cas Anvar (Ra's al Ghul), Keith Ferguson (Baxter Stockman, Harvey Dent / Two-Face), Tom Kenny (Oswald Cobblepot / Penguin), Carlos Alazraqui (Bane), John DiMaggio (Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze) and Tara Strong (Harley Quinn, Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy)

WARNING - SPOILERS BELOW

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

  • Gotham loves its blimps.
  • In the context of this story, Barbara totally confused me as April O'Neil until they said the name.
  • Why did they choose to give Batman the blue and gray outfit?
  • Bruce drinks out of a Superman mug? What a surprisingly non-egotistical thing to do.
  • I feel like the dynamics of this team-up should be that Batman gets along best with Leonardo, Barbara with Donatello, Dick Grayson with Mikey and Damian with Raph.
  • The aesthetics of Penguin and his goons is very campy, but works.
  • Wait a sec, is that one goon supposed to be Krang?
  • YOOOO that Foot Soldier getting the ninja star to the head was not expected.
  • Glad they didn't job Batman out to Shredder just so the turtles could be the only ones capable of taking him down.
  • Full-on Baxter Stockman. I like it.
  • Ubu rarely shows up. Nice to see him alongside Ra's al Ghul.
  • So homeboy turned into a wolf. If they don't have another that turns into a snapping turtle, I'll be surprised.
  • Donatello's head is weird.
  • Love Damian being a violent jerk who is underestimated.
  • A decapitation, too? Goddamn. Some violent deaths in this kids' movie.
  • I want some road pizza.
  • Troy Baker is the second best Joker voice behind Mark Hamill.
  • Damian's voice is annoying. Too mousey.
  • Pink Floyd reference...I don't know if I love it or hate it.
  • Jason Todd's death is canon in this, which is very cool.
  • Way too much sauce on that pizza if every bite causes them to have an entire mouth covered like that.
  • Joker Shredder is wicked.

Most of these animated films are 90 minutes of very generic action and a thin plot. This was certainly that. But hey, it was fun to see Batman and the turtles team up. Childhood me from the 90s would have FREAKED to see this, and it probably would have been one of those films I would have watched nonstop. At least for nostalgia purposes, if you're into these characters, you should definitely check it out.

See It or Skip It = See It!

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

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

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