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8/10
It's Interesting To Find Out Who Does Some Of The Voices
ccthemovieman-17 August 2007
Batman has to battle a different kind of foe: an "invisible man." I put that in quotes because the man is only invisible when he puts on this outfit that was, ironically, designed at Wayne Enterprises.

The man really only wants to see his little girl after jail but his nasty wife won't let him near her, so he uses the invisible cape. It turns out he's a pretty violent guy, though, and no one finds that out more than Batman, who has his hands full in this episode.

Once again, the artwork is spectacular in here, with all the browns and blacks, the train, the invisible man appearing and disappearing, etc.

I always enjoy looking at the ending credits and almost always see a familiar name or two voicing one of the guest characters. In here, among the names I recognized were Ken Howard from the TV series, "The White Shadow," and film actor Brock Peters of "To Kill A Mockingbird" and many other films. I guess old actors never die; they just do voice-overs on animated series!
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8/10
One of the Creepiest Episodes in the Series
ultimatenexus17 October 2015
The episode starts with one of the creepiest opening scenes in the entire series, with a little girl being greeted in her room by her 'imaginary friend,' Mojo. It's quickly revealed that 'Mojo' is actually a small-time thief who uses an invisibility suit to steal jewellery and visit his young daughter, whom he's forbidden from seeing. Of course, like most criminals who get out of jail and don't learn their lesson, this guy has some devious plans to steal his daughter away from his ex-wife.

This episode takes the fears every parent has, and uses them to great effect here to create an unsettling mood and a REALLY dark plot. Shirley Walker's amazing score doesn't just add to the disturbing atmosphere, either, because aside from the colour palette and themes, it IS the atmosphere! But holy crap, the score is amazingly creepy, it's hard to accurately put into words how good it is. Walker was known for providing separate scores for each individual episode while still maintaining key themes. Her music rarely fails to bring an episode up, and this episode has some of her best work. Even in a series as well-made as this one, with excellent EVERYTHING 95% of the time, this episode's score stands out.

Despite its darkness and spine-tingling moments (literally, it creeps ME out more than any horror movie ever could so far), 'See No Evil' also has a few of the season's funniest moments, which don't detract from the overrall quality or atmosphere of the episode. I won't spoil them, but you'll know them when you see them. The animation quality is also high, in a cartoon series that is known for its budgetary problems and fluctuating animation quality. Thankfully, it seems that the creators know when they've got a gem and when they've got a throwaway episode, because the animation quality seems to follow the patterns of story quality. 'Heart of Ice,' 'Beware the Gray Ghost,' etc. have outstanding quality, while a few others, like 'The Underdwellers' and 'I've Got Batman in My Basement,' have poorer quality. I'm glad the creators know when to pinch their pennies and when to dish it out.

So yes, it's good. 'See No Evil' is one of the best episodes in the first season box set. It doesn't stand as THE best episode of the season, since there are SO many good episodes in this season alone, but it definitely stands out as one of them.
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9/10
How can you fight what you can't see?
SlyGuy2123 June 2016
Warning: Spoilers
I'm starting to realize that even though this show might have a few misfires here and there, it's able to bounce back in a big way. I mean after "I've Got Batman in My Basement" there was "Heart of Ice", and now after "The Cat and the Claw" story line, there's this. It's kind of a shame that this villain will probably be a one-off, because this episode shows a lot of great things. One, the story is darker, with more of a focus on family problems. Two, the animation is fantastic in regards to The Invisible Man. Just look at the episode's climax when Batman's on the invisible car, you have to use your imagination. The story's darker, the villain a pretty big threat, the climax is great, and it can even be pretty creepy at times. The only thing I wish they'd done would be to show the physical effects the suit has on The Invisible Man. A character comments on how the suit is toxic, but we don't see any physical signs of it. Imagine if he took the mask off and his face was all scarred up, and it got progressively worse as the episode continued. I think that would've been really cool.
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cut me some slack..
Arth_Joshi20 June 2018
Batman: The Animated Series

One of the most successful and loved franchise of Batman, depicts the comic version at its best by going deep into the character's perspective rather than trying to cover-up or justify its sketchy tone. The animation is not only convincingly good but also seems like a lot of thought is invested on its cinematography which for the most part of it works on metaphorical way. Kevin Conroy seems the apt choice to be the voice of Batman (although not so sure about Bruce Wayne) and so does Robert Hastings for Commissioner James Gordon as it has the right amount of depth in it. A smarter approach by the makers by narrowing it down to only 20 minutes and get right to the point, keeping the audience engaged. It also brings in bigger cast like Mark Hamill to do the voice over of Joker, which is done with genuine passion and enthusiasm that is clearly visible on screen. Addition to that, the makers keep some of the villains under their sleeve and uses it as a trump card whenever felt necessary that helps in continuity and glue all individual cases as much as possible.

Season 01

It, being the longest and acclaimed season of it all since this is where the scrutiny began which got the series its Emmy too. Since the season covers up more than half of the series, it comes with larger expectations to fill especially on terms of character development; the key that helps the viewers last long and enthusiast throughout the course of it. Also, it takes a smarter approach on projecting more of newer character's perspective (mostly its the villain), as it helps to create the anticipated impact.

See No Evil

It started off nicely and moves its way up with an even pace and good understanding of the characters and after the second act hits, it turns into a typical and exhausting case for the Batman, despite of having such a greater window of emotional drama.
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