Batman Beyond: Season Two
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Rating: Not Rated
Will Friedle as Terrence 'Terry' McGinnis
Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne
Lauren Tom as Dana Tan
Cree Summer as Max Gibson
Creators' Commentary on 2 Key Episodes
Inside Batman Beyond: The Panel - In-Depth Dialogue with the Show's Creators
English Surround Stereo
French and Spanish Subtitles
Running Time: 544 Minutes
The following is from the DVD cover:
"A Dark Hero finds the confidence to soar!
Does the suit make the man, or does the man make the suit? That's the question Terry McGinnis asks himself each time he takes flight over the crime-ridden streets of Gotham City. As the new Batman, Terry has all the high-tech gear and gadgets he needs, plus Bruce Wayne's research skills and instincts. But this impetuous teenager is still a newcomer to the crime world, lacking his mentor's experience. Taking down criminals like The Jokerz, Shriek and Curare is a grueling battle of wits and will require a hero's abilities. But with each fight won and each victim saved, Terry grows more confident in his role as Gotham's guardian. Experience all the suspense and excitement of 26 gripping adventures in a 4-disc collection featuring the fiendish villains of the city's gritty future - and the one hero who can stop them!"
"Batman Beyond: Season Two" is not rated.
If you've never seen "Batman Beyond," you really need to see the first season before tackling the second season. Everything will make a lot more sense. You may be surprised to find an intelligent, dark, and exciting series firmly grounded in the Batman universe but at the same time treading entirely new ground.
The big difference from the first season is that rather than fighting corporate villains, Terry is much more focused on villains in and around his school. The secondary cast is also greatly expanded and Max Gibson is added as a female presence in the otherwise male dominated cast. There are also a lot of notable guest stars including Terri Garr, Ice-T, Stockard Channing, Paul Winfield, Stephen Collins, Ethan Embry, Michael Rosenbaum, Kate Jackson, Seth Green, Dan Castellaneta, Tim Curry, John Ritter, Rachael Leigh Cook, Michael McKean, Andy Dick, Ed Begley Jr., and others.
Batman fans and comic book fans in general will find this a worthy addition to their collections. Fans of action series or animations fans will also find "Batman Beyond" well worth checking out.
Unfortunately they skimped on the bonus features. There are two commentaries and a discussion panel with the producers from the series. Still, it's worth picking up.