Batman: Bad Blood (2016)

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Bruce Wayne is missing. Alfred covers for him while Nightwing and Robin patrol Gotham City in his stead and a new player, Batwoman, investigates Batman's disappearance.

"Batman: Bad Blood" is an animated superhero comic book-based film that was released in 2016 as part of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Directed by Jay Oliva, the movie explores Batman's disappearance and the subsequent rise of new heroes to fill the void. It's a vibrant exploration of Batman's surrogate household, leaning greatly into elements of teamwork, trust, and family relationships.

Plot Summary
The film starts with Batman (Bruce Wayne) saving Batwoman (Katherine Kane) from the hands of the villains - Heretic and his gang. In a plot twist, Batman gets abducted, leaving Gotham City in anguish. In Batman's lack, Dick Grayson (Nightwing) and Damian Wayne (Robin, Batman's boy) step up to protect Gotham City.

Meanwhile, Alfred, Batman's faithful butler, is handling the operations in the Batcave. All at once, Batwoman, fueled by her recent encounter and cursing herself for Batman's capture, also launches her examination, teaming up with Dick and Damian.

Rise of New Heroes
In the absence of Batman, brand-new gamers increase in Gotham City. Luke Fox, kid of Wayne Enterprises' top tech expert Lucius Fox, becomes Batwing geared up with cutting-edge innovation. Damian continues as Robin, while Grayson assumes Batman's mantle briefly. There is also Batwoman, an ex-military vigilante motivated by Batman's deeds.

Unravelling the Plot
With Batman's disappearance, Gotham witnesses a rise in criminal activities. The heroes uncover that Batman is under the control of Mad Hatter, another criminal, who is using him to get top-secret files and perform a mass damage strategy. The band of heroes grows more powerful to save Batman and the city.

The heroes finally find Heretic's hideout and rescue Batman, however not prior to Heretic could initiate a countdown to damage Wayne Enterprises' satellite. Batwoman eliminates Heretic, while the others free Batman from Mad Hatter's impact. They then work together to stop the upcoming disaster. Nightwing manages to stop the satellite breakdown, conserving Gotham City.

When returned, Bruce has problem with fleeting memories and in the beginning feels unneeded, seeing the group he indirectly constructed working efficiently. Nevertheless, they all verify that Batman is crucial, and the city feels much safer understanding that he's there. By the end, Bruce acknowledges Batwoman's and Batwing's efforts and offers them a put on their team.

Last Overview
"Batman: Bad Blood" paints an amazing image of unity, household, and teamwork in saving Gotham City. With Batman missing out on in action, the staying characters get bolder arcs and greater depths, adding layers to their characters. This unexpected narrative refreshingly highlights the value of every member of Batman's team, using thrilling action series and emotionally deep minutes. The movie also does well in presenting brand-new faces like Batwoman and Batwing, effectively broadening the Batman family. In showcasing a world without its primary vigilante, the story eventually enhances Batman's continued value. It weds the concept of tradition with the evergreen style of fighting for justice, making "Batman: Bad Blood" a significant installation in the animated Batman movie series.

Top Cast

  • Jason O'Mara (small)
    Jason O'Mara
    Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
  • Gaius Charles (small)
    Gaius Charles
    Batwing / Luke Fox (voice)
  • Ernie Hudson (small)
    Ernie Hudson
    Lucius Fox (voice)
  • Stuart Allan (small)
    Stuart Allan
    Robin / Damian Wayne (voice)
  • Morena Baccarin (small)
    Morena Baccarin
    Talia al Ghul (voice)
  • James Garrett
    Alfred Pennyworth (voice)
  • Sean Maher (small)
    Sean Maher
    Nightwing / Dick Grayson (voice)
  • Yvonne Strahovski (small)
    Yvonne Strahovski
    Batwoman / Kathy Kane (voice)
  • Travis Willingham (small)
    Travis Willingham
    Heretic (voice)
  • Vanessa Marshall (small)
    Vanessa Marshall
    Renee Montoya (voice)
  • Bruce Thomas (small)
    Bruce Thomas
    Commissioner Gordon (voice)