The bad (best to start with these, you'll see why):
- the animation while good and smooth half of the time, seems choppy for the rest of the time, as if frames were missing
- Batman's head desing, seriously his face and mask look FUGLY *Insert Plinkett joke here*
- The villains were weird (wtf, a guy in a pig's mask called Doctor Pig and a giant toad called MR Toad?)
- Literally everything ELSE!
- Go see it
Yea I liked it, I liked it a whole lot, which came as a welcome surprise to me after hating the last two (The Batman, and Brave and the Bold), this reminded me a whole lot of Batman TAS - in other words my Batman the one I grew up with and loved. It's not exactly the same, Alfred for instance is completely different from any version I've seen till now, from the design to function he reminds me a lot of Bruce Wayne in Batman Beyond now that I think of it. He's a total badass and trained Bruce, keeps him fit plus is his bodyguard.
The animation is actually really nice, well the times that it's not choppy, style whise it looks a lot like TF Prime, seriously, if you where to splice the humans from this into TF Prime you'd think they where part of the same show. The animation isn't as good as TFPrime, but still pretty good.
The soundtrack sounded good, the stuff I did notice at least.
The writing seems top notch, the characterization is strong and well done, and the tone is very similar to that of TAS again a positive thing.
The villains are kinda out of left field here, now I remember that when this show was first announced they stated they wanted to use the more obscure and less known villains in order to not reuse the same old guys like Joker, Riddler and co. I'm not very sure that's a good thing, since you know those guys are probably used so often for a reason, other than being the most famous ones that is.
So the villains are
Doctor Pig, at first I thought he was an anthropomorphized pig, but just as I thought it would make more sense for the villains to actually be humans in costumes I noticed that the pig face was infact a mask.
And Mr Toad, as in a giant anthropomorphized toad (well he's small compared to fully grown humans but still) with a German accent, and shock wave screams. He's named after and modeled on Mr Toad form Wind in the Willows, they even drive around in an old timlely car modeled after the one in the old WitW claymation film/ series, and he's the driver. Other than that he shares nothing with the WitW character, I wish he'd have partaken in road rage on the level of the original character though complete with "poop poop!". That would have made him.
The villains are actually well executed and threatening, even if they seem super ridicules, Mr Toad is the weirdest though, since he's an actual toad while the other one is a guy in a mask. There is one thing that bothered me about the writing though, the episode references the Wind in the Willows and states both characters are from the story, well Mr Toad is, but I don't remember any Doctor Pig being in it Toad's German accent, while pretty good (it's more realistic and not as comedic as they tend to be) is odd, considering the origins of the character.
But damn does this show have potential and man am I looking forward to the next episode.
Anyone else seen it and want to share his/ her thoughts?