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Batman: The Brave and the Bold
I've always liked the idea of Batman as a human who is able to keep up with the other heroes of the D.C. Universe. Put him at a table with the original members of the Justice League and it becomes fascinating to me. You have Superman, Wonderwoman, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern, Flash, even Aquaman and then you have Batman who is seen by every one of them as at least an equal. It's a great story of how you can be a hero simply through the force of willpower, how being smart and willing to do what is right is all that it takes even in a world that is full of people who's power rival that of the Greek Gods.(A few truckloads of money doesn't hurt though). Batman the Brave and the Bold suffers a little from being a show for kids about a character that is not really for kids. As a cartoon made for kids it's hard to get the feeling of danger that I would like to feel across. In addition to this there is an assumption that kids won't want to sit through a mystery story, so most half hour episodes have at least two fight scenes. I would still recommend Batman: The Brave and the Bold to anyone who likes the D.C. Universe. it's a well written kids show. Each episode it brings in a different hero such as the new Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Plastic Man, and even had an appearance of The Red Hood. It is clear from the beginning of each episode that the primary motivation of this show is to have fun. Most of the time there aren't great philosophical messages or moral truths on display. There is a villian and two people who have to team up to stop them. So, if you don't mind that Batman can dodge bullets and punch through robots then you'll enjoy Batman: The Brave and the Bold and even if that bothers you you'll still love the comments Batman makes about the situations.
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