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Phil Bourassa Red Carpet Interview – Batman: Bad Blood Review

We hope you’ve enjoyed ToonBarn’s coverage of Batman: Bad Blood, from the interviews at New York Comic Con to the World Premiere at The Paley Center for Media in New York, you can certainly see there are a lot of talented people that have worked together to bring you what we believe is one of the finest animated films ever to be released by Warner Bros Home Entertainment and DC Comics. Our final story from “Bad Blood Week” includes a red carpet interview with Phil Bourassa (Character Designer) and a spoiler-free review of Batman: Bad Blood.


Here is ToonBarn’s Marc Morrell, interviewing Phil Bourassa on the red carpet at the World Premiere of Batman: Bad Blood last Tuesday, January 19, 2016:

Now, here is a spoiler-free review of the film.

Batman: Bad Blood is surely going to be one of those films you will watch over and over again. You will like how they introduce both Batwoman (Kate Kane) and Batwing (Luke Fox), and their background stories that lead them to join up with Nightwing and Robin. The action is intense, throughout the whole movie. The fight choreography is very well done, and the scenes are clear and crisp, as they should be. Don’t think that our heroes conquer the day every time either, because they do not work well as a newly-formed team.

One of our favorite surprise characters in this one is Alfred. Alfred makes some of the best jokes, while coming up big on playing his part in helping the “family”. There is an important part of this film, where this whole Bat Family, and the principles that guide these characters, comes to a climactic point. You don’t want to miss it.

Of course, when it comes to the villains, you won’t be disappointed. From The Mad Hatter to Firefly and Killer Moth, to The Heretic, Hellhound and a few more obscure ones from DC Comics, they work together in this one, but who are they really working for? What is their end game? That all becomes clear as the film progresses, and the filmmakers were wise to keep that part of the story from the behind-the-scenes featurettes and the trailers. You will find that this film keeps close to story lines from the comics, while making just the right adaptation in key areas.

Overall, we give this a huge thumbs up! We can’t wait to hear what you think after watching it for the first time… and the 14th and 15th time.


Look for the Blu-ray and DVD release of Batman: Bad Blood on Tuesday, February 2, everywhere DVDs are sold, including bundles with an exclusive Nightwing figurine. Thanks for hanging out with us for “Bad Blood Week” on Toonbarn!


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I am a Big Fan of all types of animation. Like a lot of things, the cream always rises to the top. My favorites have included Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels, anything Pixar, Phineas and Ferb, Voltron Legendary Defender, and the DC/WB Animated Films. I have a lot of Old School favorites as well, such as Star Blazers, Voltron, Looney Toons, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby Doo.

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