Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA (Critics) / 97% (Audience)
Directed By: Jay Oliva
Written By: J.M. DeMatteis
Starring: Jason O’Mara, Stuart Allan, Sean Maher, Kevin Conroy and Jeremy Sisto
Studio: Warner Home Video
Synopsis: While Damian Wayne struggles to cope with Batman’s no-killing rule, he soon starts to believe that his destiny lies within a secret society known as, The Court of Owls. – (Source)
The animated action scenes are very well done and the voice-acting, that was a bit off in the first film (SON OF BATMAN) has improved greatly. There is a series of scenes at the beginning featuring a villain called The Dollmaker that were very effective in their creepiness.
The interaction between the characters is really good too.
Talon was also a formidable villain.
The ‘Court of Owls’ storyline in the Batman comics was a dense sprawling tale with all sorts of intricacies that are completely tossed aside in this adaptation. I understand cuts needed to be made considering this film is 90 minutes long and all but it is sad that a movie dedicated to just the ‘Court of Owls’ tale wasn’t put into production on its own without having to further the Robin storyline.
There are far too many moments where Damian Wayne/Robin is made to look like a total bad-ass while making Batman and (especially) Nightwing look less capable than the 10-year old sidekick does.
Final Verdict: A step up from the first movie in the “Robin, Son of Batman” series with the voice-acting and storyline being highlights while a bit too much effort is spent making Robin look great at the expense of other characters.