Batman: the Animated Series is one of my favorite cartoons. It still holds up and it’s probably the single greatest reason I got into comics in the first place. Yet somehow, amazingly, I’d never seen this before. Like the show, it was superb and had a detailed and fantastic plot, with enough additional character development to differentiate it from a long episode.
This movie-sequel just didn’t capture that familiar absurdity that the original miniseries did. The weak plot and pointlessly resurrected characters lost their appeal, and the forcibly inserted new characters were scraped from the bottom of the writer’s creative pool. Still some great action scenes though.