Home Entertainment Review: Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons (Warner Bros. Animation)

Robin and Superboy take center stage in Warner Bros. Animation’s latest animated feature. Jon Kent is an average kid growing up in the small town of Smallville. Just one small […]

Robin and Superboy take center stage in Warner Bros. Animation’s latest animated feature.

Jon Kent is an average kid growing up in the small town of Smallville. Just one small exception, his father just happens to be Superman. Being half-Kryptonian, Jon starts to develop powers similar to his father’s. Superman seeks the advice of Batman, who is the father of the latest Robin, Damian. When Damian and Jon first meet, it does not go well. Now Earth’s heroes have been taken over by an alien force and Jon and Damian must put their differences aside, work together, and save the world by themselves. 

With a script by Jeremy Adams, the plot for the most part spotlights Jon. We’ve already Damian’s seen backstory in previous films, so it was nice to see Jon here. I was a huge fan of Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason’s run on the book, I loved Jon and seeing what a caring father Superman is. Adams does an incredible job bringing the best elements of Jon from the comic books to the screen.

Jon Kent is voiced by Jack Dylan Graze, who played Freddy Freeman in the Shazam! movie. Graze voices, Jon, as a typical kid, and then is able to switch it to someone wide-eyed when he finds out he has powers. Graze knows how to add to the proper emotional inflection that goes with the scene.

Damian is voiced by Jack Griffo. I’m not that familiar with Griffo’s body of work. I do see he has done a lot of work on kid’s live-action shows on Nickelodeon and Disney.  Griffo really portrays Damian’s arrogance extremely well, that when Damian was being beaten, I was cheering. 

Director Matt Peters does a nice job of bringing all the elements together. Peters is no stranger to these DC Comics animated films, as he has directed several of them previously. Peters really keeps the pacing nice and tight. A great ride throughout the film.

This film is a little different than other DC animation films. While others use drawn animation, this one uses computer animation. This does not take anything away from the action. It is still dynamic and exciting as you would expect.

There was only one bonus feature and that was called Rival Sons: Jonathan and Damian. This feature was OK, but it still bothers me that they only talk to people involved with the film and not the comic books. It would have been nice to see one writer or artist in this feature to give his 2 cents.

Other than the bonus feature, I really enjoyed this film and really do hope to see more of Jon and Damian team up together.

Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons is 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and Digital 10/18/ 22.

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 50 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian originally started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well, that voice has been shared and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.