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Parents' Guide to

Batman Ninja

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Anime Batman time-travels to ancient Japan; lots of action.

Movie PG-13 2018 85 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 10+

Perfect movie

This move has no flaws and is perfect under all circumstances.
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age 10+

Absurd, stiff and contrived gimmick movie. Face palms all around.

First off, to make Batman with this very stiff CG animation just makes it feel as if it was done with wooden marionettes. It's all so unconvicing and ridiculous that even the die hard Bat-fan would have a hard time defending this. With a paper thin Japanese style absurd Anime plotline it falls apart with any amount of thought applied. I hardly ever use this word to describe anything, but this one is just plain DUMB. Especially if you are an adult, you may not last past the first few minutes before regret sets in. PASS on this, you'll thank me.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Superb anime and an unprecedented time-travel adventure bring a new dimension to this iconic hero and his team as they battle classic Gotham enemies in feudal Japan. Even traditionalists should appreciate Junpei Mizusaki's creative vision in Batman Ninja, as well as the stunning character design by Takaki Okazaki (Afro Samurai). And while the setting is unique and Batman must battle a plethora of Gotham's villains in a far-off place, the story -- The Joker schemes to take over the world -- is a familiar one. Voice performances, most by Batman regulars, are first-rate, with Tony Hale giving an all-out cackle-and-shriek fest in his initial venture into DC land as The Clown Prince of Crime. With Gorilla Grodd's time-travel machine on the table, opportunities abound for Batman to join forces with anime and set venerable worlds of the past and centuries-old cultures on fire. Fun and cartoon-edgy.

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