DCU: Son of Batman

2014 • 74 minutes
4.4
6.36K reviews
64%
Tomatometer
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
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In this critically lauded adaptation of the incredibly popular graphic novel, Batman learns that he has a son, the result of a night of passion with the Daughter of the Demon. He takes the boy under his wing, hoping to change him from the assassin he was being groomed to be. But Damian Wayne idolizes his grandfather, Ra's Al Ghul, and has been trained his entire young life by the League of Assassins, making him as deadly as he is brilliant. After Ra's was betrayed and his compound attacked, Damian was brought to Gotham City to be protected by his father until those responsible for the assault can be brought to justice.
Rating
PG-13
4.4
6.36K reviews
Jason Paisley
July 30, 2014
DC's animation team takes another storyline from their comics and makes it into a animated film. It's a formula they have done before and it is one that works. In this we're introduced to the character Damian. The son of a tryst between Batman and his on and off love Talia the daughter of Ras al'Ghul. Damian is an entitled prat trained from birth to be a master assassin and he skirts a line between likable and unlikable. Nightwing takes a minor role in this tale and we see Slade "Deathstroke" Joseph Wilson as the central villain and he gets a kind of origin story as well. The voiceovers are somewhat lacking compared to other DCU movies but this is one of the most action packed. The fight scenes are well done enough but the story line seems rushed but still this is better than the direct to video animation we get from Marvel by leagues (no pun intended).
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Bree (PyrxMagi)
March 16, 2016
It could have been better, but I thought it was decent, though it doesn't make much of a fan base for Damian still. He's a fan un-favorite still, but all around a decent watch. I was kind of intrigued by it, but it could have had a little more depth. Though, on another basis, it's not exactly child appropriate as for the non-innuendo sexual talk, I can't say I'd let my fourteen year old watch parts of it despite the PG-13 rating by critics. Just because it's animated doesn't mean it's appropriate for children and it forgets to mention excess gore and violence. Come on critics, do your job.
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MN_Seahawk25 TheHawk
June 30, 2014
The end fight upset me very much. First off Damian would not have been able to fight after his arms were pirced 2nd Deathstroke should have killed him in 2 minutes 3rd Deathstroke thinks 9 steps ahead are you telling me he honestly charged in with his sword not thinking there was a 90 percent chance Damien was going to hop out the way when he stabbed that take of green stuff I mean did he come to every conclusion exsept the biggest one.. yeah right im tired of Deathstroke being under used and abused
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