George Blooston
June 04, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Batman Beyond: The Movie

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
performer
Kevin Conroy, Will Friedle, Teri Garr, Seth Green, George Takei
genre
Animation

We gave it a B+

Tom Cruise and Leo DiCaprio battle for dominance in the lines of a teen rebel’s cartoon face — which is to say rookie Batman Terry McGinnis looks like a winner in these episodes from the WB series. The myth is stripped to its essentials once more in Batman Beyond: The Movie: a dark and dystopian Gotham, a vengeful son who blames himself for a parent’s death, and disrespect for authority figures that’s best expressed when cranky old Bruce Wayne (who looks here like Boris Karloff taking broth) tries to ground Terry after the youth steals a batsuit. But somebody’s got to stop Derek Powers from selling the Casnians nerve gas! B+

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