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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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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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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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$3,775,000 (USA) (26 July 2016)
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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 »

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Batgirl: Why are you doing this?
The Joker: To prove a point.
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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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Decent movie, but Alan Moore would hate it...
23 July 2016 | by (Chile) – See all my reviews

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.


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