Published on September 13th, 2016 | by Nancy Basile0
‘Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs Mutants’ is Tech Happy
In Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants, Batman battles a variety of DC’s best villains. He’s not alone in his battle, however. Batman has the help of not only his best sidekicks, but also a giant mech suit.
The Batman Unlimited series has gone from goofy to good in just a few short DVDs. What started out as a somewhat silly cartoon for kids has morphed into something that fans of all ages can enjoy. Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs Mutants has more great action than the previous DVDs, as well as a healthy sense of humor. This time around, the jokes don’t sound like they came out of a Boy’s Life magazine. The funny lines, and the more serious dialogue, keeps grown-ups happy too.
— DC (@DCComics) September 12, 2016
Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs Mutants kicks off with a fun battle between a mech’d-up Batman and Killer Croc. Thanks to Mr. Freeze’s horrible invention, Killer Croc and Bane have become gigantic. So, Batman turns to his huge mech suit to help him take down the over-sized villains. (It’s kind of like Pacific Rim. Or Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots.) Other villains join the fray, like Clayface, The Joker and The Penguin.
Along the way, Batman gets help from Robin. In this adventure, however, Robin is Damian Wayne, not Dick Grayson. Dick Grayson is off being Nightwing, which we will hopefully see more of in later installments. The Flash and Green Arrow also lend a hand against Gotham’s villains.
I would have very much liked to have seen some of DC’s wonderful female characters. The Batman Unlimited series has been short on female characters, except for Cheetah and Silver Banshee in the previous movies. Coming hot on the heels of Batman: The Killing Joke, I’m surprised there weren’t more women. Where’s Wonder Woman? Or Hawkgirl? Or Batgirl? If we’re talking about villains, where’s Poison Ivy? Or Catwoman? Or the ever-popular Harley Quinn? Girls watch cartoons too.
The cast of Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs Mutants is slightly different than some other Batman cartoons. One of my favorite voice-over actors, Roger Craig Smith, plays Bruce Wayne in this series. He’s the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as Captain America in Marvel Avengers Asssemble. I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing him. He’s very down to earth, and just excited to be doing what he loves to do.
Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs Mutants is available now on Digital HD and DVD. I was provided a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion.