Batgirl Begins (1)

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  • 9.5

    The best introduction of characters so far.

    By ellewoodspower, Sep 26, 2011

    At first I was afraid, I was petrified. I really like this show and the way the characters are re-created in it, but I kept thinking making Poison Ivy so young was an error – even if I’ve loved her new design ever since I saw it.

    On the contrary I was not worried about Batgirl, I thought she was not that much older when she began on the previous shows.

    When I finally saw this episode I realized that I was wrong for my first statement, right for the second. Poison Ivy, even if she’s too young to be a femme fatale, makes a pretty good Lolita. She has a younger form of seduction that is really effective. The way she acts for the sake of Nature can appear as a form of logical rebellion for a teenager. On the other side Batgirl is exactly how I figured she would be. Her youth serves the development of the relationship she has with her father.

    For the episode as itself, it is really good. Temblor brings the action in it. Meanwhile we can discover the motivations of the two new female characters.


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  • 1.0

    A good thing gone way bad

    By MegatronsGhost, Sep 26, 2011

    This story is the begining of the end for \\\\\\\"the batamn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" it\\\\\\\'s probably written by the same guys that made Fonzi jump the shark in Happy Days. I\\\\\\\'m sure this version of batman appeals to girls ages 4 to 9 but it makes me sick to say the least why would a person like Bruce Wayne choose an 11 year old girl as his partner answer.... Warner Brothers PR guys anyways thank a lot Warner Brothers for making a bad thing worse maybe next seaon you could have a guest appearance by Ellen or Oprah I\\\\\\\'m sure that would workmoreless

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  • 6.3

    What Could\'ve been good has gone bad

    By gamerboy190, Sep 26, 2011

    First of all, why are they making Poison Ivy so small and little. That\'s a huge error and I feel that this is definitely changes the way that people looks at poision Ivy from Batman: The Animated Series who looks so sexy and seductive. This cheap knock-off ruins her legacy. The only thing that stands out in this episode was the mammoth sized villain known as Temblor. I really like this guy a lot. He has the originality and presence of becoming a great batman foe. Temblor may remind me of Shriek a little, but the writers do something, I can\'t explain it, different that makes him a stand out villain cared to the others in the series. Oh and one other thing. Those shades of his hads to go!moreless

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  • 3.0

    If there's one surefire device to kill a series, it's introducing precocious children. As soon as a kid is introduced, it's time to put the show on life-support and gradually watch it waste away until it quietly dies.

    By RedErik, Sep 26, 2011

    I used to enjoy this series. The opening score was edgy and kinda industrial sounding. Batman was a young guy still, but as soon as the mask went on, he was all business. I never cared much for most of the character re-boots (never, ever mess with the Joker), but I learned to keep an open mind and look past it. I simply can't now. It happened in the Brady Bunch, when Oliver arrived. It happened in Married with Children with Seven. It's happened now with Batgirl: some precocious child is introduce which spoils the whole show. The music is no longer edgy, it's forgettable. And the re-imagining of Poison Ivy is brutal. It's all downhill from here, folks.moreless

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  • 9.0

    Batgirl or should I say Batwoman Begins.

    By JLUmember1, Sep 17, 2005

    I turned on the channel today and I got a big surprise. I loved how this show made simalarities to Batman TAS's Batgirl. How she was and acrobat.

    I was not so sure on the Batwoman thing. Isn't she a little young to be called Batwoman.

    However, the episode was great! I was a little skeptical, is the car Batman was driving, the new or old Batmobile.

    I also liked Barbra's sense of Humor. She seemed to be the Robin/Batgirl.

    The animation was great. Batgirl seemed to have better acrobatic skills than Robin who indead was an acrobat.

    Batgirl was played well in the episode many people thought that she like the series (Which it is not.) Would be a dud.

    This episode changed the minds of what ignorent fans thought that Batgirl would be.

    The episode was not perfect, but it was the best season opener so far. I hope that after this episode, many of those ignorent fans will come to relise BTAS is over and it's someone else's turn to tackle the Batman world. Justice League Unlimited is a great show but all of those fan's ignorence give the show a bad name and it stops people from giving it a veiw and seeing what they want to see.

    Seeing is Beleiving.

    In my book, Batgirl Begins (1) deserves a 9 out of 10. I hope more episodes of this season will be like this.moreless

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  • 8.5

    Possibly the best episode of the series.

    By Aldrius, Sep 17, 2005

    What on earth? My favourite episode of a show is Batgirl's premier? It's sad but true. Though batgirl is totally annoying as usual, Poison Ivy is totally awesome. Pierra Coppola (sp) is a great voice-actress and really captured Poison Ivy's essence well. And except for the fact that he was a silly villain, Jim Cummings does the voice of Trembler, and well-- everyone loves Jim Cummings.

    Though I didn't like the Pamela Isley all that much. Haha, I'm really hoping they introduce Harley now, though. I mean, Harley is owned by DC comics now, right? Using her in the show would be fine, I think. (I honestly just want to see Harley and Ivy team up. xP)

    Overall, an excellent piece of work. Teenage Ivy is a stupid idea (considering she even acted like an adult...), Batgirl is always annoying, and Jim Cummings and Piera Coppola were both well casted.moreless

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