[Batman Ninja Review]
Written by the @Arubrix Team
Excited since the end of last year, Batman Ninja is a film that looks yet quickly drops to mediocrity. Feeling like an acid trip Batman Ninja has a promising start but a third act that would be described by Beyond the Trailers as “unwatchable.” Overall, I will give this film a 5/10. In this essay, I will be explaining the pros and cons of the movie and explains my rating of 5
The Good: the animation of this movie is one that is gorgeous to look, with a perfect mixture of 2D and 3D. Having a distinct personality and details, the Japanese animation team captures the aesthetics of classic Japanese anime while incorporating elements of North American cartoons. The character design of this animation is also one that is outstanding with successful incorporation of Japanese aesthetics into already existing North American figures. Finally, the voice acting is phenomenal with Harley Quinn being the best act of the entire movie. With an engaging opening scene and exposition, the first half of the movie is the best part of the whole film and keep me on the edge of my seat. However, this is as far as I can go with the goods.
The bad: the movie quality of the movie quickly declines with its nonsense after the second act of the film in the boat scene. The action of the third act is merely ridiculous. With a castle turning into a gigantic robot, and monkeys and bats turning into a giant Batman, the serious tone that the first half of the movie is thrown out of the window and replaced with nothing but anime clichés. It merely became a parody rather than a film. To continue, the story of the film is also one that is filled with clichés, with the whole movie being the same old-time travel movie. A set of an alternative universe would better benefit the film. Finally, the portrayal of Batman is one that I disagree with, overwhelmed with the destruction of technology; Bruce Wayne feels like he can no longer be Batman; however, Wayne’s technology is not the origin of Batman.
Overall this film is only enjoyable when you dont overthink it.
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