Batman: The Animated Series 25th Anniversary #48: What Is Reality?

Image result for batman the animated series what is reality

What Is Reality? was first broadcasted on November 24, 1992 with a primetime premiere of March 7, 1993 with a script by Marty Isenberg & Robert N. Skir and directed by Dick Sebast.

Seeking to prove once and for all that his is the superior mind, the Riddler lures Batman into a riddle-solving contest inside the virtual reality of a computer game in order to save Commissioner Gordon’s life. In the course of solving the riddles and escaping the Riddler’s traps, Batman learns that he is able to manipulate the virtual reality landscape much like the Riddler does.

This is definitely a step down compared to the first Riddler episode but it still has some interesting and enjoyable scenarios to appreciate about it.

The overall problem I think this episode has is that the Riddler doesn’t really have a motivation in this episode like he did in If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?, he’s just doing this because he’s basically trolling Batman by showing how he’s smarter than he is.

There are elements about this one that I do think work, the animation is once again really good, John Glover is always great to watch as The Riddler, and there are some fun bits of dialogue between Robin, Batman, and The Riddler.

But overall, What Is Reality? never reaches the full potential that I think they were looking for with this one and this is definitely not as good of a Riddler episode as the first one was.

Advertisements
Tagged with:
Posted in The Reviewing Network Specials

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: