Parents' Guide to

The Batman

By Scout Davidson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Revamped take on classic offers tweens thrills.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 7+

the greatest batman incarnation ever.,,.

this show's version of Barbara Gordon/Batgirl is the greatest of all time., plus I love how they redesigned the villains on this show like the Joker.,,.
age 8+

REALLY GOOD

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (16 ):

The Batman is a remarkably coherent, fun show, with lots of action, great moody sets, and exciting pacing. The dialogue is more natural than that of many cartoons featuring adult characters, and the plots are similarly well-crafted. Environmental and societal concerns are raised within the program's boundaries, and solutions are offered. Those solutions aren't always cut-and-dried -- there are loose ends and unanswered questions, such as what constitutes real power, or what happens when the natural order of things is upset -- which keeps The Batman ensconced in real-world issues and provides excellent jumping-off points for larger discussions.

Pop culture-savvy parents will certainly notice that when the mask is off, Bruce Wayne looks a little younger than they remember, and that the whole parents-getting-murdered/midnight-vigilante-justice thing is largely glossed over. But for action-starved preteens, this cartoon will be a welcome addition to the rotation, and one that parents can get into as well (offering them the chance to fill their kids in on the absent back story). The beloved Dark Knight somehow seems to create a generational connection between parents and kids, and we're lucky to have this incarnation that promotes positive values and provides strong role models.

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