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Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

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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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Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)
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The Joker (voice)
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Francesco (voice)
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Reese (voice)
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Murray (voice)
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Mitch (voice)
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Paris (voice)
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Carny Owner (voice)
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Patrolman (voice)
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Jeannie (voice)
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Call Girl (voice)
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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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Rated R for some bloody images and disturbing content | See all certifications »

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25 July 2016 (USA)  »

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Batman: La broma mortal  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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$3,775,000 (USA) (26 July 2016)
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Trivia

"The Killing Joke" was not the original influence behind the name of alternative punk/rock band Killing Joke. The British band Killing Joke was formed in 1978, while the comic was first released in 1988. See more »

Quotes

The Joker: I'm not exactly sure what happened. Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another. If I'm going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!
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Crazy Credits

In a mid-credits scene, Barbara is in her wheelchair entering a secret room in her apartment. As she turns on her computers, Oracle's logo appears on the screen. She says "back to work." See more »

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Referenced in Blackcatloner: Election Day Is Here Again (2016) See more »

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I Go Looney
Composed by Michael McCuistion, Kristopher Carter and Lolita Ritmanis, Performed by Mark Hamill
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Good movie, but it should have been great.
11 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Goddamn it.

I really wanted The Killing Joke to be DC Animation's return to greatness.

The parts that are actually The Killing Joke are great, but I just can't ignore the first 30 minutes. It felt like a random episode of a completely unrelated Batman TV show. I get that they wanted to make Batgirl more sympathetic and an actual character in the movie, rather than just a plot point, but honestly, who cares? Who gives a crap about Batgirl? She doesn't matter, she's irrelevant to the story. The Killing Joke is supposed to be about Batman's relationship with The Joker. Instead, it felt almost as If Barbara Gordon was the main character. If they didn't want to just do a direct adaptation of the novel because it'd be too short, I get it, but find another way to expand it.

But still, like I said, as soon as the actual movie starts, it's great. Hamill and Conroy were obviously great. They stole the show, specially Hamill. I didn't like Commissioner Gordon's voice though, it sounded weird.

Overall, good movie, but it should have been great.


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