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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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Bruce Wayne / Batman (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

The Painting of the Clown in Commissioner Loeb's Office, foreshadows' the appearance of the classic Clown psychopath, the Joker, in a sequel or just in the general mythology that the comic books have set up. See more »

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The DVD box says it only includes English, French and Spanish audio, but it also includes Thai audio as well. See more »

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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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Should be called 'Gordon'
10 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

'Batman: Year one' was an enjoyable Batman animation. It wasn't my favourite one I have seen but it was still good in its own way.

For me, this one seemed more about Gordon rather than Batman (I probably should have read the description before watching it and I would have realised).

The animation looked great, one of the better animations I have seen in that sense. There was only a few fight scenes (which were good) but I just wanted more. I wanted to see the Batmobile and stuff like that. Also Catwoman was kinda just there, what was she doing? I'll admit I haven't read any Batman comics for years and have only just started watching a few of the animated films, maybe that's why I didn't like this one so much. Overall it was still good but just not as good as other ones I have seen.

6/10


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