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BMK!

Subj: And Yet You Marked Your Post As "Spoilers" ;-)
Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 at 07:55:30 am EST (Viewed 168 times)
Reply Subj: My Non-Spoiler Review
Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 at 07:11:58 pm EST (Viewed 191 times)

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I was pumped up for this series and it did not disappoint. It was a solid, fun, action-filled debut. Personally, I've grown up with exposure to many iterations of Batman so seeing a version that was more like the superhero caped crusader of the past than the dark knight of the present was a welcome sight. I grew up reading and enjoying the original Brave & the Bold series and I think that the show's creators made a wise decision with the format. TV needed a new (yet familiar) Batman on screen.

In this show, Batman is portrayed as one of the ultimate old guard superheroes, complete with his indispensible utility belt, sharp mind, and "hammers of justice" (you'll get the reference if you've seen the episode). You see a hero who not only fights alongside other seasoned veteran heroes (like Green Arrow) where he values their aid and expertise, but also takes upon the responsibility of mentoring the next generation of superheroes (like Blue Beetle) where great potential lies.

The art style calls attention to the works of Dick Sprang, Jack Kirby, and many others. It doesn't skimp out of showing some great action, either. There is humor, but it's not to the detriment of the characters. It works for this format. And, I think that Diedrich Bader did a great job on Batman's voice as I am not married to the idea of Kevin Conroy being the only guy in town to do it (since it didn't work for me on Batman: Gotham Knight).

This is an all-ages show (so of course it's aimed and will appeal to the younger set), which is great because I was able to have a viewing party with my nephews and son and they loved every moment of it...and that's the best part. This show serves as a wonderful introduction to the wonders of the DC Universe without the darkness and cynicism that has seemingly creeped into every little corner. Remember when comics (and cartoons) were...gasp...fun? Also, this episode illustrated some good points that kids can wrap their minds around...the value of teamwork, not letting your head get too big from your own accomplishments, and no matter how small you are, you still have the ability to make a big difference.

Bring on the Batman! Bring on the Brave and the Bold! I'm ready for it!

-BMK!-


It's not the best series that I have ever seen but it is decent and I agree with the points that you made.


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