It gets better every time!
KAppleFeet2 | 07/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
I remember watching BATMAN BEYOND when I was a little child. I still enjoy it, and I can tell you that it is a great series. If you like BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, SUPERMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, JUSTICE LEAGUE, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED, STATIC SHOCK, and THE ZETA PROJECT...then you'll love this! While I have not seen all of the episodes, I have seen some. But, being the Season Two box-set, I already know what episodes are going to be in this - all of Season Two's episodes!
Here is a list of the episodes featured in "Batman Beyond: Season Two."
2. Earth Mover
4. Lost Soul
5. Hidden Agenda
7. Once Burned
8. Hooked Up
10. Mind Games
13. Terry's Friend Dates a Robot
15. Final Cut
16. The Last Resort
18. Sneak Peek
19. The Eggbaby
22. April Moon
23. Sentries of the Last Cosmos
25. Where's Terry?
26. Ace in the Hole
I hope you make a wise choice and purchase this item. Trust me, this is a true collector's item for any DC Animated Universe fan."
Bat To The Future With Season Two!
Servo | Atlanta, GA USA | 01/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With Season One, "Batman Beyond" had gained a new following of Batfans by successfully expanding the Batman mythos with the introduction of new, younger Dark Knight Terry McGinnis. The presence of old Bruce Wayne as mentor to the new hero for a new era not only provided the series with a linchpin, but also allowed the producers to do something new with the character, but still stay true to the Bruce Wayne/Batman legend.
For Season Two, the series creators' intent, according to producer Bruce Timm, was to focus a little bit more on Terry and a little bit less on Bruce, believing [from focus groups they'd done with the series, and their own instincts] that the teenage kids watching the show were much more interested in Terry than in Bruce, given it was TERRY'S show now. To that end, Terry reluctantly gets his own confidant/sidekick in schoolmate Maxine "Max" Gibson (Cree Summer), a computer genius who stumbles upon his secret identity in "Hidden Agenda." "You call me Robin, and I'm outta here," Max warns. Terry coyly responds with "No problem...Alfred." To her credit, Max [at given times] proved to be quite useful to Terry, covering for him to girlfriend Dana; babysitting younger brother Matt; plus employing her technical skills. Also included in this set is "Once Burned" featuring the return of Melanie/Ten (Terry's own Selina Kyle/Catwoman) and the Royal Flush Gang; "Blood Sport", "Sneak Peek", and runaway robot "Zeta" which was spun-off into the short-lived series "The Zeta Project."
Batman Beyond - Season Two is a 4-disc (544 min.) set featuring all 26 Season Two episodes; Full-Frame (1.33:1) video; English Dolby Digital Stereo audio; Spanish, French subtitles; plus extras.
Disc One: Splicers, Earth Mover, Joyride, Lost Soul, Hidden Agenda, Blood Sport, Once Burned
Disc Two: Hooked Up, Rats, Mind Games, Revenant, Babel, Terry's Friend Dates A Robot
Disc Three: Eyewitness, Final Cut, The Last Resort, Armory, Sneak Peek, The Eggbaby, Zeta
Disc Four: Plague, April Moon, Sentries of the Lost Cosmos, Payback, Where's Terry?, Ace in the Hole
Featurette: "Inside Batman Beyond - The Panel": Batman Beyond Season Two panel discussion continues with Bruce Timm (Producer), Alan Burnett (Producer), Glen Murakami (Producer), Paul Dini (Producer) and Moderator Jason Hillhouse
Commentary: "Splicers" by Bruce Timm (Producer), James Tucker (commentator replacement for director Curt Geda), Glen Murakami (Producer), Andrea Romano (Voice Director) and Will Friedle ("Terry McGinnis/Batman" Voice)
Commentary: "Eggbaby" by Bruce Timm (Producer), James Tucker (Director), Glen Maurakami (Producer), Andrea Romano (Voice Director) and Will Friedle ("Terry McGinnis/Batman" Voice)
Terry comes out of the shadow of the Bat.
SHAWN JAMES | Bronx, NY | 02/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Batman Beyond's second season expands on the storyline first, developing the character of Terry McGuiness and exploring his universe. A great box set with 26 solid episodes Every Bat fan has to pick this one up.
While some viewers see the introduction of Maxine Gibson as a sidekick and the shift in focus to more high school centered storylines as decline in quality, I see it as part of the natural course in storytelling. Batman Beyond is the story of Terry's Batman, not Bruce. He can't spend all his time fighting corporate villains like Blight and juggling a full high school course load. To me the gradual shift in focus allows us to see how much Terry is growing into the role of Batman. Some viewers seem to forget that Terry is only 17, and he did have a life before donning the Batsuit. He has to reconcile his personal life as a son, a student, and a boyfriend with his present role as a superhero.
The entire season is great. Standout episodes include Earth Mover (If you like your Batman stories EXTRA EXTRA DARK this one is for you) Babel, (An episode with a wonderful parallel to I am Night) Eyewitness, (a great detective story) Terry's Friend Dates a Robot (Cheesy but I like the fact that it's just so funny) Rats (Just plain creepy) Armory (just a solid episode all throughout) and the noirish April Moon. Every episode is action packed and a lot of fun for both kids and adults to watch.
Batman Beyond's second season is a Shawn James Five Star essential box set. It's well worth the price and maybe a little more. If you're a fan of the Timmverse, you have to get this. While you're at it, pick up season 1 and the upcoming season three. And don't forget to pick up Return of the Joker to complete the set!
Lon Welsh | Denver, CO USA | 06/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have three kids, and two of them are Batman fanatics. They got a lot of viewing time from this set (and season one, as well). The graphics are good and the storylines are usually better than average for this genre. A good entertainment option."