The first thing you have to say right off is this is DC's most visually stunning animated feature. The character design and animation was fantastic. Beyond that, this is a tough watch. Even when you accept this as a stand alone story and forgive they way we get to feudal Japan this film suffers from weak dialog and a convoluted plot. If they had kept things much more simple once we arrive in Japan this would have been a much more enjoyable watch. I was hoping for Ninja Scroll with Batman characters and instead got Paprika covered in Batman.