Robin is sent to work with the Teen Titans after his volatile behavior botches up a Justice League mission. The Titans must then step up to face Trigon after he possesses the League and threatens to conquer the world.
Beings with supernatural powers join together to fight against supernatural villains. This team of supernatural beings include John Constantine, Zatanna and Jason Blood also known as the demon Etrigan.
There's a mystery afoot in Gotham City, and Batman must go toe-to-toe with a mysterious vigilante, who goes by the name of Red Hood. Subsequently, old wounds reopen and old, once buried memories come into the light.
Batman discovers a mysterious teen-aged girl with super-human powers and a connection to Superman. When the girl comes to the attention of Darkseid, the evil overlord of Apokolips, events take a decidedly dangerous turn.
I'm probably just old and nostalgic but I find it very hard to get into Batman movies that hardly have him in them. In isolated moments or when mixed with a healthy dose of the Dark Knight himself I find the supporting characters around him to be palatable ... but when the focus is almost entirely on them my interest wanes.
Unfortunately that's what we have in Bad Blood - a film that focuses (poorly) on support characters at the expense of pretty much everything that has made Batman so interesting over the years. What you actually get of Batman are a couple of action scenes and that is pretty much it. No grim demeanour. No sharp, analytical detective skills. Batman is essentially window dressing for a boring, underwhelming script. There is no tension and little of interest save for the action sequences which aren't poor but also not entirely memorable.
I own every animated Batman series and film ever released ... and while I still hold Batman The Animated Series to be the pinnacle of the franchise I still enjoyed Batman Beyond, Beware the Batman and even The Batman. I am a Batman fiend. I love Batman but this just wasn't Batman and so I cannot like this. This was poorly written dialogue between characters that nobody primarily watches Batman for.
If you're like me you will watch this because Batman. You will also be sorely disappointed.
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