|Rated: TV-PG (US) / PG (Canada)|
Starring: Kevin Conroy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., and Mark Hamill
Released: 1992 (original TV premieres) / 2004 (DVD)
The Good: This series has been regarded as a classic by many superhero fans for quite a while, and with good reason; the production values and storylines are great. Despite its age, the animation looked great on every device I watched it on, and the voice work was spot-on. Batman may be strong, but he often uses more than just brute strength to save the day. He is a likable hero, and the villains are appropriately despicable.
The Bad: As good as this is, I did have one problem: I'm not sure why Robin appears in only a select few episodes; as a fan of sidekicks, I would have liked to have seen more of him.
- Sex: Kissing and flirting. 4/5
- Nudity: Batman is seen shirtless and in his underwear; various women are seen in low-cut outfits. However, the animation style makes it less sultry. 3/5
- Language: Name-calling, which isn't surprising; two misuses of God's name, which were. 3/5
- Violence: As usual for this kind of series, action violence abounds. Batman, Robin, and the various villains hit, kick, shoot, punch, throw, wrestle, etc., each other countless times. Some attacks leave Batman with a nasty scratch on his suit. 1/5
- Drugs: Gases and other substances that cause hallucinations are present in a few episodes; drinking is also seen. 3/5
- Frightening/Intense Scenes: This may be a cartoon, but it definitely isn't as happy or sprightly as the 60's Adam West Batman. Some of the villains could be rather frightening, and the mood is rather dark, with most scenes taking place at night. Parents of young children should be wary. 1/5