The Brave And The Bold: The Complete Second Season (2009 -
2010/DC Comics/Warner Archives Blu-ray)
A- Sound: B Extras: D Episodes: B
The Brave and the Bold ran for a total of 3 Seasons between 2008
and 2011 with mixed emotions on the series' animation and
storytelling style. As mentioned in previous reviews, Brave and
the Bold does not showcase the dark, gritty Batman we have all
been accustomed to in recent years. Instead Brave and the Bold
delivers a lighter, campier Batman who focuses more on detective
work than the emotional toll the death of his parents left on him.
More Adam West, less Christian Bale.
Two continues along this same path, as we are treated to weekly
adventures of the cape crusader getting back to his roots as a masked
detective; fighting crime without getting so emo on us.
episode stands independently with no true overarching storyline;
though there are a host of reoccurring heroes and villains. The 26
episodes utilize the 'villain of the week' premise as Batman and
other heroes (often times venturing outside of Gotham) seek justice,
chasing down a criminal. Creators seemingly took most of their
inspiration from the Silver Age of Comics and the original Brave and
the Bold comic series; purposefully focusing on lesser known team ups
with Batman. Green Arrow, Plastic Man, and Wild Cat again being
heroes of choice for the creators to put front and center.
of the strangest episodes is Batmite Presents: Batman's Strangest
Cases, which features a series of mini adventures including a Mad
Magazine inspired Batboy, Weird Al, and even the Scooby Doo gang
teaming up with the caped crusader to thwart the Penguin and Joker.
show may not be perfect, but was certainly BRAVE and BOLD for making
the stylistic and storyline choices it did; in the end producing an
admirable series like none that had come before.
a more in depth look at The Complete First Season on Blu-ray,
please refer to the link below:
The technical features
are similar to (if not right on par with) that of Batman: The
Brave and the Bold: Season One on Blu-ray. The picture again is
presented in a 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital high definition image that
highlights the thick line work, bold color palette, and inky blacks.
Overall, the picture quality is very good with the slight banding
issues of Season One gone. The sound once again does not live up to
the picture in its DTS-HD Master Audio (MA) lossless 2.0 Stereo
track, but gets the job done. The track remains nicely prioritized,
without distortion. Dialogue comes through nicely, but surrounding
action to give the series better atmosphere could still use some
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- Michael P.