DIRECTOR: Butch Lukic
WRITERS: Heath Corson
CAST: Troy Baker (The Joker), Will Friedle (Nightwing), Chris Diamantopoulos (Green Arrow), Roger Craig Smith (Batman), Khary Payton (Cyborg), Yuri Lowenthal (Red Robin)
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem is the sequel of the previous animated film Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts, in this new installment we get the return of Batman, Green Arrow, Nightwing, and Red Robin, with the new addition of Cyborg, as The Flash doesn’t appearance in this film.
The movie starts off with Solomon Grundy and Silver Banshee breaking out of Arkham, as they set off for a mission which doesn’t get revealed until later in the film, but the mayhem these two create as they carry out their escape at the beginning of the film somewhat resembled of what one would recall from the Batman Animated series from the 90’s, with the added appearances of Clayface and Scarecrow, then finally the introduction to The Joker.
This film in many ways felt like the Batman Animated television series, just a bit more watered down for children and with the futuristic appearance that Batman Unlimited overall that reminds you this isn’t the Batman Animated, which isn’t a negative thing.
The film was well pace and the entertainment value from one scene to the other was well-kept, as no moment felt boring or unneeded while watching, with the added humor from the characters, that left me surprised with how often I found myself laughing out loud.
The overall story was pretty silly and clearly constructed for little children to enjoy, but if you look past that as an adult, the film is overall fun and leaves you pretty satisfied that you decided to spend 81 minutes watching it.
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