Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Animated World of DC Comics: Batman Beyond vs. Bat-bot (2014)

Writer-artist Darwyn Cooke, the mastermind behind DC's successful New Frontier miniseries a few years back (which later became a movie), has crafted a salute to Batman as part of DC's ongoing celebration of the Dark Knight's 75th anniversary. Here, Cooke takes us back to the futuristic world of Batman Beyond as Terry McGinnis (Will Friedle) & Bruce Wayne (Kevin Conroy) have to deal with an intrusion of Bat-robots in the Batcave........

The problem with this one is that it starts in the middle, and doesn't have an ending, as if this was a teaser for something bigger. Like maybe a full-length movie that we haven't heard about. I was never keen on this alternate future in the first place, but it has its fanbase, like everything else in the Batfranchise.

Rating: C.


magicdog said...

I think you're judging this too harshly!

I'm a fan of BB, and I enjoyed watching the Timmverse Batman in general. Seeing this short just brought the whole series back as if it had never left the air. Sure it takes place in the middle of the action, but everything else just follows perfectly. Half the fun is recognizing the various other "Batmans" they are about to face at the end.

It's been theorized that the Batman robots were built by that sentient robot builder, H.A.R.D.A.C. or at least a new incarnation of it. Either way, it makes me want more!

Definitely an "A" from me!

hobbyfan said...

HARDAC makes sense, but don't you think a clue in that direction should've been part of the short?