Batman: Soul of the Dragon

Action / Adventure / Animation / Crime / Fantasy

36
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 93%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 75%
IMDb Rating 10 768

Synopsis


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January 12, 2021

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Cast

Grey Griffin as Wonder Woman / Lois Lane
James Hong as Dr. Zin
Jamie Chung as Violet
Kelly Hu as May Li
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759.39 MB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
83 min
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1.52 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
83 min
P/S N/A / N/A
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
83 min
P/S N/A / N/A
759.44 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
83 min
P/S N/A / N/A
1.52 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
83 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Paradox-Warrior 2 / 10 / 10

This is NOT a Batman movie.

Just read the title of this review and that's pretty much the entire review. That being said, the movie as a whole isn't bad. It's a fun throwback to the 60's and 70's kung fu action flicks a la Enter the Dragon (hell, one of the leads is basically a Bruce Lee clone) with some supernatural stuff thrown in. In and of itself, the animation is decent (though I've seen far better from DC and Bruce Timm) and the story was fine, but the fact that DC marketed this as a Batman movie is beyond a shameless cash grab and downright insulting towards Batman fans to the degree of a big middle finger. Basically, Batman should never have been in this movie to begin with, and the movie damn sure shouldn't have his name as the titular character in the title. Basically, there are four primary characters and Batman ranks dead last on that list of what the movie does with all them in terms of story and character development. He doesn't even wear the suit for the vast majority of the running time other than less than 60 seconds in the beginning of the movie and about the last 10 minutes. That's it. That's how long we get Batman in a BATMAN movie. What's more, even going on the basis that this is a "young and not as experienced" version like the movie jacket says, the character doesn't feel like Batman at all. He doesn't possess any of the intelligence and investigative skills that Batman is known for, even if this is considered an earlier version of him. I'd be fine if he was just lacking in martial arts skills from the modern day equivalent because, yes, this is supposed to be a younger version of himself, but one thing that defines Batman is his absolutely incredible mind, deduction and reasoning skills, and his tactical ability. None of that is present in this movie whatsoever, even to a developing degree. Not only that, but his costume is treated like it's some kind of lame superpower, like he gets stronger or faster or deadlier when he puts it on... which he doesn't. There's the barest flash of the Batman we were praying to see at the end where he sets up a quick ambush, but that's it. But honestly, it's not the underperforming Batman that's so irritating, it's the fact that he's essentially a B or C list character in his own movie. The only two out of the four primary leads that get any kind of character development are Robert Dragon (aka Bruce Lee) and Ben Turner (who is a mashup clone of Williams from Enter the Dragon and Shaft). They are actually the primary leads. The worst part? They end the movie like they're teasing a sequel is in the works. Between this, WW84, and how bad I've heard Death in the Family is, I just don't know what the hell DC is thinking anymore with their films. Honestly, they should have left Batman out of this movie entirely and just done a fun 70's kung fu-style animated movie. He had no purpose being in it and his inclusion, as I said in the beginning, absolutely reeks of nothing more than an utterly shameless cash grab banking on one of their top tier superheroes that for some reason they seem intent on destroying any way they possibly can.

Reviewed by oZo61 8 / 10 / 10

Is this really a Batman story?

Watching this, ask yourself...if it was a different character than Bruce Wayne/Batman, would you even notice? I don't think so. It's like they just decided to make one of the protagonists Batman as an afterthought. The animation is up to par, the voice acting is good, the choreography of the fights scenes is excellent. The cast is, quite frankly, awesome! Especially Michael Jai White. He channels Black Dynamite, all over again. James Hong is, as always, a treasure. Mark Dacascos proves he is wonderful as a voice artist, and still sounds youthful. Kelly Hu ads a 70's self-sufficient women's lib vibe that is perhaps the most bad ass character in the ensemble. The only misstep is David Giuntoli (Grimm) as Batman/Bruce Wayne. Oh, he's good, but not a good fit for Batman. Or maybe it's that the Batman character is not a good fit for this story? Either way, something feels off about it. Don't get me wrong, it's a good animated movie, and a fun diversion in these trying times. But is it really a Batman movie? I don't really think so.

Reviewed by Manj0688 8 / 10 / 10

Good Action Movie

The previous Batman animation movies were not that interesting and lacked action. This movie has a nice simple plot but a lot of action and it is done good. It is a fun movie which animated comic book movies are suppose to be! Ignore the haters and low score this is a solid 7/8 hope there is a part 2..

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