'Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs Mutants'
(Roger Craig Smith, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Friedle, Charlie Schlatter, Lucien Dodge, Oded Fehr, et al / DVD / PG-13 / 2016 / Warner Bros.)
Overview: The Dark Knight is back doing what he does best – protecting the citizens of Gotham City – in the third installment of the Batman Unlimited series, 'Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants'.
DVD Verdict: Let me begin with saying that I do love these kind of animated TV shows. Whether they be Batman-orientated or otherwise, they are always fun, always well animated, and always a joyous hour or so to lose myself within.
'Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants' is no different for it is a fun filled film with a lot of one-liners that will soon become classics within this animated genre. The movie is filled with a lot of Batman villains, of that you should know ahead of time, so what more could you ask for? And yes, there were some really great Batman gadgets show that he gets to use.
The actual story line is that The Dark Knight is back doing what he does best – protecting the citizens of Gotham City – in the third installment of the Batman Unlimited series, 'Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants'. When evil scientist Mr. Freeze activates his latest invention on two of Gotham City's most formidable criminals – Killer Croc and Bane – things go from bad to worse.
Turning them into super-sized mutant monsters, the Super-Villains start bashing through the streets of Gotham City with no end in sight. It's up to the Caped Crusader and his Super Hero team to save the day by putting the giant robot mechs in their place – but it will be an uphill battle as they face off against enormous foes.
'Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs Mutants' is filled with awesome scenes and the actual voice cast was also awesome. Inclusive of Roger Craig Smith (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Chris Diamantopoulos (Green Arrow/Oliver Queen), Will Friedle (Nightwing/Dick Grayson), Charlie Schlatter (The Flash), and both Lucien Dodge (Robin/Damien Wayne) and the great Oded Fehr as Mr. Freeze, it is chock full of wonderful, and highly experiences voice over wonderment.
So, sure, what it the 'Batman Unlimited' movies are glorified toy commercials for Mattel, that's nothing more than continuing a tradition dating back to He-Man in the 1980s. Who cares, right? Because when it comes to these animated adventures, my kids LOVE all the effort that has gone into making these just what they are - highly enjoyable movies for kids of all ages. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the special feature of:
BATMAN: THE BRAVE & THE BOLD - "Night of the Batmen" - Bonus Cartoon
Official Batman & Robin v. Killer Croc Clip