Monday I decided to go check out a screening of Batman and Harley Quinn. Any time Bruce Timm decides to produce a Batman cartoon, he has my money. When he manages to get the voice actors from Batman the Animated Series back together, that's even better. To top everything off, Timm may have alluded to this movie being in BTAS continuity. That was all I had to hear.
Now, this was not at all a perfect movie, but it was good. I was sitting in the chair thinking about how awesome it would have been to see the original opening from the old series. I'm sure it was discussed and dismissed. Once Batman spoke, I was all in. I felt like I was sitting on my couch, watching the old series. Twelve year old me was leaning back in a chair waiting for Batman to beat up the bad guy. It couldn't get much better than that.
Then there's that PG-13 rating. I was drawn out of the movie with a simple thought, Timm must really want these characters to get some loving. We saw this in The Killing Joke. I let that go. It wasn't my taste, but that didn't matter. When Harley looks at a tied up Nightwing, who was checking out her panty-clad bottoms and clearly got aroused, that was entirely different. I wasn't sure how I felt about that. Then she mounts him and says everything under the sun to make sure Nightwing consents ... it was interesting.
Thankfully, the movie had some lighthearted moments mixed in with plenty of action. Overall it was a blast to watch. The ending may have been a little off, but I'm not going to complain too much. We just got treated to Kevin Conroy voicing a Bruce Timm Batman. Sure, it was aimed at the adult me, not the twelve year old me. It happens. I don't think I'm going to complain about a person giving me new Batman content. In fact, I'm sure I'll buy it once it's released on DVD.
That's it for this week. Feel free to let me know how many typos you find.
Till next time.