BATMAN VS. TWO-FACE (2017) Reviews and overview

 

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Batman vs. Two-Face is a 2017 American animated film in which Gotham City District Attorney Harvey Dent is mutilated in a laboratory accident. When the duplicitous Two-Face embarks on a crime spree, the dynamic duo must solve the mystery of his identity while facing off against several other foes.

The movie is a sequel to Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders and provides a continuation of the 1960s Batman TV series in animated form.

Directed by Rick Morales (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders; Lego Scooby-Doo!: Haunted Hollywood; Lego DC Super Heroes: Justice League – Attack of the Legion of Doom!) Beware the Batman series) from a script co-written by Michael Jelenic and James Tucker. Produced by Michael Jelenic, Benjamin Melniker, Sam Register, James Tucker and Michael Uslan.

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The Warner Bros Entertainment production stars Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Jeff Bergman, William Shatner, Steven Weber Jim Ward, Thomas Lennon, Lynne Marie, Jeff Bergman, Wally Wingert, William Salyers, Sirena Irwin and Lee Meriwether.

Reviews:

“I was surprised to discover that Batman vs. Two-Face comes from the exact same writers and director as Return of the Caped Crusaders. The previous film nailed what it needed to be so perfectly, yet this seems to miss the mark almost entirely. My score errs on the side of harshness — there is fun to be had here — but it reflects my feeling immediately after the credits rolled that, overall, this was a massive disappointment.” 100 Films in a Year

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“To call the movie anything less than a delight would be to undersell the retro charm and careful recreation of everything that made the original show a classic, all without the film ever feeling like it’s pandering to an audience; it’s a seamless continuation of a legendary time in the Caped Crusader’s career. Beyond the retro fun, the movie builds a linear, but enjoyable, romp through Batman’s battle with the brutal Two-Face…” Blu-ray.com

“It captures that classic style beautifully and it comes across perfectly as an entry in the 1960’s era series. Adam West is great here and with Burt Ward they make the dynamic duo come alive for one final time. The length was decent, the narrative was light and enjoyable, overall a solid watch if you’re a fan of this Batman style.” Gamer Headquarters

Batman vs. Two-Face is a worthy entry in the 1966 canon, one that plumbs the depths of what has come before while also introducing some new elements. William Shatner’s Two-Face/Harvey Dent is nicely realized and fits in well with this particular take on the Batman world, while Adam West brings his affable charm and unassailable good humor to his iconic take on the character one last time.” IGN

“It’s bright, bubbly and fun, with nice animated action scenes – though the character designs for Batman and Robin are oddly lumpy and off-model, whereas the curvy Catwoman and grotesque Two-Face are well-rendered and characterful.” The Kim Newman Web Site

“Keeping well away from the other present-day animated stories that are far darker, Batman vs. Two-Face is aiming for early comic book gags rather than larger existential quandaries, making this a surprisingly good entry in the long-running animated series. Plus, to have West go out playing the role that defined his career is kinda special. Well worth a watch, Batman vs. Two-Face won’t disappoint.” That Moment In

” …the element of mystery added marvelously to the viewing experience, with its only real flaw being that it perhaps contained too many cameos. Admittedly, I thought King Tut and Bookworm’s appearances were superfluous at first, but they’re actually part of a bigger scheme […] Batman vs. Two-Face not only surpasses its predecessor in my view, but it also may very well be the best DC animated film to be released in 2017″ We Got This Covered

Voice cast and characters:

Adam West … Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Burt Ward … Robin / Dick Grayson (voice)
William Shatner … Two-Face / Harvey Dent (voice)
Julie Newmar … Catwoman (voice)
Jeff Bergman … Desmond Dumas / Joker / Bookworm (voice)
Sirena Irwin … Doctor Quinzel (voice)
Thomas Lennon … Chief O’Hara / Prison Warden (voice)
Lee Meriwether … Lucilee Diamond (voice)
William Salyers … The Penguin (voice)
Lynne Marie Stewart … Aunt Harriet (voice)
Jim Ward … Commissioner Gordon / Hugo Strange (voice)
Steven Weber … Alfred / Two-Face Henchmen (voice)
Wally Wingert … The Riddler / King Tut (voice)

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