BLU-RAY REVIEW: BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN
The latest DC Animated Universe film to hit stores on Tuesday has the most interesting pairing to date when the Dark Knight teams up with the wise cracking psychopath, Harley Quinn.
When Poison Ivy (Pagest Bewster) and The Floronic Man (Kevin Michael Richardson) go on a quest to save the Planet Earth from the abuse of humans, Batman (Kevin Conroy) and Nightwing (Loren Lester) enlist Harley Quinn (Melissa Rauch) to stop her. Based on an original story by Bruce Timm, Batman and Harley Quinn animated adventure provides more of a comic relief entry than a pure action and adventure tale that we’ve come to expect. There are some very cool fight scenes and the animation is outstanding but this is more comedic with its presentation.
For some hardcore fans of the classic Batman: The Animated Series may balk at the silliness of this adventure, others I’m sure will see the humor for what it is. It serves as a release from all the buttoned up tales from recent DCAU films. Overall, Batman and Harley Quinn is not one of DC’s best efforts but it does get an ‘A’ for trying to reclaim the glory of the Animated Series. With its PG-13 rating, a trend in risqué behavior is becoming more prevalent with each new film. It would be nice to see some balance so that a younger audience could enjoy these characters as well.
The next animated film will be Batman: Gotham by Gaslight.
Directed by: Sam Liu
PG13 74 Mins
Kevin Conroy as Batman
Melissa Rauch as Harley Quinn
Loren Lester as Nightwing
Paget Brewster as Poison Ivy
Kevin Michael Richardson as The Floronic Man
BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN – *** (out of 5 stars)
May the Dork be with you,
The Dork Knight