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.
Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical code. Killing is an option. And when the Joker falls in the balance between the two, hard truths are revealed and old wounds are reopened.Written by
This film had its world premiere at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 28, 2010. See more »
Towards the end, when Red Hood takes off his mask, it's at his feet, but in the long shot it is missing. See more »
Oh, Bird Boy, you're so much less fun now. All grown up and in your big-boy pants. Still, better off than his replacement, right? Even tougher making with the yuks when you're worm food, huh?
[Batman flings Joker across the room, he angrily picks Joker up by the throat and slams him against the wall as Night wing looks on]
You gonna do it this time?
[Batman releases his grip dropping Joker to the floor]
So disappointed but back to the matter at hand, do you really think I ...
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The first part of Batman: Under the Red hood left me unhappy with the film. But after the quite shallow openingsequence packed with explosions and crowbar beatings the film starts to flourish. After you get used to the interpretation of the Joker you will really start to enjoy the film. More than excellent sequences will leave you amazed and sucked into the world of Batman. I was irritated by the voicing of Nightwing by Neil Patrick Harris (who I normally enjoy). It was too 'kiddy' and 'punchliney' for my taste. Also I felt that the character can be left out without harming the story. What also bothered me with the central part of the plot was that the twist was put in so early in the movie, which kinda leaves you waiting for a climax.
The lesser stuff aside, the emotional conclusion of the film is simply amazing and makes up for the flaws of the film.
Under the Red hood is certainly a diamond, but in the rough. It's imperfect but it is extremely enjoyable and will leave you wanting to see it again.
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