DC Comics continues to succeed in the animated movie department -- something it holds over Marvel (except Marvel Studios would rather carry the big screen success). With its latest slate of animated movies, DC is aiming to build a shared universe between its great characters. Son of Batman was the first title that really broke away from the norm.
In this movie, the Bruce Wayne's son, Damian, is brought to life outside of the comics and given a life after (book) death. The story here allows viewers to catch a glimpse of a different side of Batman, instead of merely focusing on which villain is next around the corner.
Damian, an exceptionally-gifted youngster, will instantly grow on you. With his first shot a success, he solidifies himself in the universe and states a case to be included in future films.