Title: Batman & Harley Quinn
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Sam Liu
Starring: Kevin Conroy, Melissa Rauch, Paget Brewster
Director: 1 hr 14 mins
What It Is: When Poison Ivy (Brewster) and Floronic Man (Kevin Michael Richardson) have a plan to turn the world into a green paradise it is imperative Batman (Conroy) and Nightwing (Loren Lester) find them and stop them. The only problem is they have no idea where to even begin looking. That is when they enlist the help from an unlike of allies the unhinged clown princess…Harley Quinn. Now it’s up to the dynamic duo and Daddy’s Little Monster herself to save our world from the incoming green apocalypse.
What We Think: Honestly this is a hard film to gauge. It’s animated and it’s PG-13 so it isn’t going to set the world on fire. I did not know however how much you could get away with in a PG-13 animated film. There’s some suggestive stuff in here. Conroy is his usual genius and Brewster gave Ivy an edge I don’t know if I’d say Rauch was the best choice for Harley as her original voice actress created the part and is the icon of it. Having said that it only being 74 minutes means it tends to fly right on by.
Our Grade: C, This is another step in the right direction for Warner Bros. animation in it’s DC Comics canon. This is quite a fun little adventure that does lack the maturity of films like Justice League Dark or Batman: The Killing Joke. No this instead is one you could share with children around 6 or 7 years and older. I recommend it with a side of caution that you should not expect the usual caliber of film you get from these. It is not that, not at all. However for all you parents out there this is a good way for you and the family to spend an hour plus.