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?
Batman discovers a mysterious teen-aged girl with super-human powers and a connection to Superman. When the girl comes to the attention of Darkseid, the evil overlord of Apokolips, events take a decidedly dangerous turn.
When LexCorps accidentally unleash a murderous creature, Doomsday, Superman meets his greatest challenge as a champion. Based on the "The Death of Superman" storyline that appeared in DC Comics' publications in the 1990s.
Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith. Watch our exclusive celebrity interviews, and tune in to our LIVE show from 3:30 to 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, July 22.
When Warner Bros. announced they would release this film with an R rating, making it both the first Warner Animation and first Batman-related film to not be rated PG-13 or lower, speculation mounted this was a response to the runaway success of the R-rated Deadpool (2016) film. However, the studio said that the reason for the R rating was that "Batman: The Killing Joke" was a violent, intense story that they did not want to water down, similarly to how they had been prepared to deal with an R rating for the earlier film Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012), before the MPAA gave it a PG-13 rating. Warner Bros. also felt it fit into the darker Batman universe after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), for which they released an R-rated Blu-ray and DVD version with thirty extra minutes of new, more violent material. See more »
OK... I'll be honest: I was waiting something great and I didn't get it. Maybe because of the very high expectations that the movie just couldn't reach. There was a couple of things that bothered me. I think the important part was too short (about 45 minutes), they gave too much emphasis to the Batgirl prologue, I mean, the Joker appeared 30 minutes after the movie initiated, for God sake! Yes, there was some things from that part that I thought were interesting, I'm sure some people will hate them though. I was very uncomfortable with the inconsistency of the art style, sometimes The Joker looked amazing, sometimes... not very good; besides, the animation was very weak in several scenes, I mean like 10 fps and that's unacceptable Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy's work was the best of the movie, I can't complain about that. It was OK. But they could do it a lot better.
46 of 69 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?