Batman: The Killing Joke
Batman: The Killing Joke
R | 24 July 2016 (USA)
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As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness.

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Hellen

I like the storyline of this show,it attract me so much

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FeistyUpper

If you don't like this, we can't be friends.

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ShangLuda

Admirable film.

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Humaira Grant

It’s not bad or unwatchable but despite the amplitude of the spectacle, the end result is underwhelming.

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Dj_dizze

Why is there a song? That took all credibility away from it.

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bjornst

Prime source material and this is the result? It's watered down, incoherent and lacks direction. I'm saddened by the fact that this is the result of the cinematic adaptation of this groundbreaking novel.

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Matt Greene

I'm a fan of the book, and about half of this is an exact copy of it. However, the tacked-on prologue with the weird, borderline-statutory bat-sex? No thanks.

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alexanderdavies-99382

This feature length animated film is an adaptation of the best-selling graphic novel, "The Killing Joke." The book was ground-breaking in presenting the origins and background of the most popular supervillain of all time, The Joker. The book's hard-edged approach to storytelling and the depiction of the characters, was something new to fans of Batman comic book readers. The above film aimed to capture all of this and did a pretty good job. The opening scenes about Batgirl are completely irrelevant and too long. The dialogue is rather glib and moronic to say the least. The writers should have created a prologue showing a typically evil criminal act committed by the Joker. It takes 30 minutes before the proper storyline begins and the whole thing is only on for 73 minutes. However, after 30 minutes have elapsed, the film improves a good deal. Batman pays the Joker a visit at Arkham Asylum in order to discover what makes the Joker tick. A series of flashbacks unfold as we the fans come to understand how the Clown of Crime came to become the way he is. The scenes involving Commissioner Gordon and his daughter are quite disturbing and shouldn't be seen by viewers under the age of about 17. That goes for this film in general as the violence is rather more graphic than usual. It was ideal to have Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprise their respective characters once again. Who else is going to be associated with these characters in animated form? Thanks to this film, Batman and the Joker come to respect each other in a rather twisted kind of way. It is a deadly scenario of "cat and mouse" between the two of them. The two actors deliver the goods and they are the ones worth remembering. The tone is rather a grim one but "The Killing Joke" had to be made that way in order to do the graphic novel justice. I enjoyed the scenes based at the deserted fairground in Gotham City. The setting is a natural habitat for the Joker. Commissioner Gordon in his being tortured, added some drama to the proceedings. The animation is excellent and Batman and the Joker are illustrated superbly. To enjoy this film, forget about the prologue and focus on the remaining 40 minutes or more.

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