Sunday, November 23, 2008

Brave and the Bold's Second Episode

The second episode of the Brave and the Bold continues to entertain with its fun look at Batman. This episode started with Batman and Plas in pursuit of the Gentleman Ghost. I was at first a little upset when Plastic Man was distracted by all of the money that Gentleman Ghost lost. Batman was having some difficulty in arresting GG. Suddenly out of no where he gets help from Fire. Batman puts special handcuffs on GG just as Plas arrives. Batman makes Plastic Man give back all of the money.
On the way back home in the Batplane Plas argues with Batman on how he treated him. Batman says he deserves it as he went to the wall for O'Brian with the parole board and the League. It seems in this version Batman is partly responsible for O'Brian becoming Plastic Man. He was with Kite Man and his gang and in the middle of a robbery when Batman stopped them. As O'Brian was getting away on his own with the money Batman knocked him into the vat. Out of guilt Batman got him to turn states evidence and later told the parole board that he would be responsible for his rehabilitation. So it was a little easier for me to over look Plastic Man's bout with his greed as it was still early in his crime fighting career. However, I prefer his original origin that is Batman free. You know the one where he is shot and the chemicals from a vat spill into the wound. The gang leaves him behind and later a monk is who points him in the direction of rehabilitation.
Suddenly on the way back they find Gorilla Grodd and his men taking an ocean liner. They fail at stopping him when Grodd uses a mind control device to hypnotize Batman. Bats is heading straight in a missile till Plas wakes him up. The missile still destroies the plane but Plastic Man has grabbed Batman. Plas takes on the shape of a glider and as Batman holds on they hang glide to Dinosaur Island where Grodd is hiding out.
Now here is one of my favorite scenes. They come across some electric eye beams and wonder how they will get through that maze. Plastic Man says "They didn't call me the Eel for nothing. Follow me." Plastic Man snakes his way through the maze and Batman follows his trail. Thanks to Plas they made it through with ease. Still at the end Plastic Man accidentally hits a button and alerts Grodd to their presence.
After a battle Batman is captured and now it is up to Plastic Man to help Batman escape.
Batman is held prisoner and Grodd tells his plans to take over the world by making every one into gorillas. Batman works his way out but during a battle is still changed into a gorilla.

On the way to help Plas stops to take all of the gold and diamonds that Grodd had stored up. Still he arrives in time to fight by Batman's side. Grodd presses the button to change everyone in the surrounding area in gorillas. It has the opposite effect and changes the gorillas into humans. I had to laugh when I saw the now human and hairless Grodd realize that during the battle Batman changed the ray to do the reverse.
Plastic Man gives back all the diamonds and gold that he took from Grodd. Batman turns to leave. Plastic Man ask why he isn't counting it. He tells him it is because he trust him. As Batman walks away Plastic Man takes a diamond out of his ear and places it on the pile.
Grodd is put in prison. In the end Grodd is hanging from a bar, eating a banana and plotting his revenge.
Like the first episode it was fun to watch. I can't wait to see next weeks show.

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