There's a mystery afoot in Gotham City, and Batman must go toe-to-toe with a mysterious vigilante, who goes by the name of Red Hood. Subsequently, old wounds reopen and old, once buried memories come into the light.
Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?
At the Gotham City library, Barbara Gordon helps Bruce Wayne find a book on butterflies so he can prove a point to a friend, a millionaire explorer. As Bruce and his youthful ward, Dick ... See full summary »
Most people will go through their entire lives without seeing a single film with truly breathtaking beauty and astonishing grace in construction. I myself was in danger of being one of those people until the day this movie appeared before me. Never before had my breath been so taken away by a film, a series of frames recorded on thin tape, and never again would I be able to truly say that I was touched to my very soul by veritable cinematic excellence.
The pure, undeniable genius of the simplicity of this film is staggering; The concept of a city's greatest superhero, Batman, combating a universal and eternal villain, Dracula, seems simple to the observer but, in fact, makes for a spectacular mind-altering experience.
Symbolism is consistently artfully drawn between Batman's bat-like nature and Dracula's own bat-like ways. If batman spreads his wings in a fearsome display, frequently it will be paralleled with Dracula's mystical transformation into the flying rodent.
I won't give away the surprising ending, but I will say that the battle betweeen good and evil bats is a clash of titans not to be missed. If you ever see this film gracing the shelves of a respectable movie-renting establishment, don't pass up the opportunity! If this movie doesn't make imdb's top 10 within three years, i'll be extremely surprised.
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