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Batman: Year One (2011)

Video  -  Animation | Action | Crime  -  18 October 2011 (USA)
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A wealthy playboy and a Chicago cop both return to Gotham City where their lives will intersect in unexpected ways.

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Jim Gordon (voice)
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Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
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Selina Kyle (voice)
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Detective Essen (voice)
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Skeevers' Attorney (voice) (as Saratoga Ballantine)
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Driver (voice)
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Flass' Attorney (voice)
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Storyline

Two men come to Gotham City: Bruce Wayne after years abroad feeding his lifelong obsession for justice and Jim Gordon after being too honest a cop with the wrong people elsewhere. After learning painful lessons about the city's corruption on its streets and police department respectively, this pair learn how to fight back their own way. With that, Gotham's evildoers from top to bottom are terrorized by the mysterious Batman and the equally heroic Gordon is assigned to catch him by comrades who both hate and fear him themselves. In the ensuing manhunt, both find much in common as the seeds of an unexpected friendship are laid with additional friends and rivals helping to start the legend. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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A merciless crime - turns a man into an outlaw.


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Rated PG-13 for violence and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In addition to voicing Barbara Gordon (James Gordon's wife), Grey DeLisle voiced (uncredited) the role of Vicki Vale, who was not in the original graphic novel, although she is mentioned in one of the newspaper articles in the book's first pages as being a "cutie clepto". Vicki replaced several television news reporters used in the original story. See more »

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The cover for the circuit breaker box that Batman uses in the derelict building reads "DANGER Electricty," misspelling electricity in both frames in which it is seen. See more »

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[first lines]
Bruce Wayne: Gotham City. Clean shafts of concrete and snowy rooftops. The work of men who died generations ago. From here, it looks like an achievement. From here, you can't see the enemy.
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User Reviews

 
The best Batman adaptation and the best DC animated movie ever made
14 October 2011 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

This movie is great, brilliant, realistic, dark, gritty and very-very emotional Batman adaptation. Forget Mask of the Phantasm, Return of the Joker or Under the Red Hood. They are great of course but Year one is in a completely different league than those. This is not something what you can see on Cartoon Network. It is clearly not for kids, not at all. It is a serious story with real people with real and logical choices (Finally Batman is realistic as a person and as a hero, he is not over the top, he uses his batarang the way he should. He is not god like...this was a big problem many times in the comics and also in the animated features too at many areas. He can be shot, beaten and also he can't beat the crap out from 3-4 people easily just because he is Batman. He is a believable person here who can really exist out there in the real world.). If you know the original comics than you won't be disappointed with this. This is how Batman should be. Also Year one is more of Jim Gordon's story and it also works great. Brilliant, just brilliant.

10/10


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