I must confess,it exceeded my expectations. Which to be fair weren’t all that high.
The animation style is more Nic/TMNT than classic DC Animated.
It had a slightly lighter vibe than most Batman DC Animated, which, in and of itself I think was refreshing. It’s nice to see that Bats is still a versatile character that can work in not quite so heavy faire.
Interesting to see Raphael being the conduit between bats and his brothers.
The biggest surprise is that Damien wasn’t a snotty little bleep. The first time I’ve seen Damien in something and didn’t want to slap him senseless.
While in a sense predictable, the interplay between Alfred and Michelangelo was fun.
Leo going after Ras and Batman squaring off bs Shedder was fun to see. The point counterpoint between Batgirl & Donatello had good points and again led to some lightheartedness without being overly comedic.
While I think Hush (Which has a 9 minute plug in the extras), will likely resonate with more classical DC/Batman fan base, I think.
Also the remixed covers of classic Batman & TMNT threaded throughout the end credits was a nice touch. Very well thought out.
For what it was and how to integrate two very different comic book worlds. It did a very good job. If you are expecting a “Batman” movie or a “TMNT” Movie, it’s not either of those. But, going in to it without preconceptions of what it should be and letting it engulf you in what it is. It’s a pretty good, fun, and entertaining movie.
That’s my opinion.