Batman: Bad Blood

MPAA: PG-13 language/Violence
Directed by: Jay Oliva
Starring: Jason O’Mara, Morena Baccarin, Yvonne Strahovski, Stuart Allen, and Sean Maher
Review by: Norman Canseco

During an incident involving Killer Moth, Tusk, Firefly, Electrocutioner, and the Calculator, Batman with the help of Batwoman, a mysterious newcomer on the scene, fight bravely and bring the bad guys to their knees. Only to fall victim to the Heretic, a new villain wearing a black mask and utilizing  similar fighting styles to Batman.  In an attempt to save a falling Batwoman, Batman is caught in an violent explosion throwing her out of harms way but leaving the caped crusader and the rogues nowhere to be seen.  It is now up to Nightwing(Dick Grayson) and Robin (Damien Wayne) to uncover the evil plot of the Heretic and the League of Assassins led by Talia Al Ghul.  Batwoman joins the party along with newcomer Batwing as the action heats up in this action-packed feature by Warner Animation.

This film extends the Bat-family once again and with Batwoman the introduction to an openly homosexual character. With that said Bad Blood shows that Warner Animation is striving to push the envelope on mainstream animated entertainment. I couldn’t be more pleased to see the dedication to the original storylines and authenticity.

Directed by Jay Oliva this film brings explosive fight choreography in the animated world. Inspired by martial arts films new and old. you can feel each punch and watch the intricate blocks and grapples in every scene. with an excellent story and great voice performances, audience are sure to be glued to their seats.