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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.

Director:

Sam Liu

Writers:

Brian Azzarello, Brian Bolland (based on the graphic novel illustrated by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Conroy ... Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)
Mark Hamill ... The Joker (voice)
Tara Strong ... Barbara Gordon / Batgirl (voice)
Ray Wise ... Commissioner Gordon (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Francesco (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Detective Bullock (voice)
Brian George ... Alfred (voice)
JP Karliak ... Reese (voice)
Andrew Kishino ... Murray (voice)
Nolan North ... Mitch (voice)
Maury Sterling ... Paris (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Carny Owner (voice)
Bruce Timm ... Patrolman (voice)
Anna Vocino ... Jeannie (voice)
Kari Wahlgren ... Call Girl (voice)
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some bloody images and disturbing content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Batman: La broma mortal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,775,000, 26 July 2016
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

On The Joker's camera (on the cover of the DVD), the word "WITZ" is written. This is the German word for "joke." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Barbara Gordon: First of all, I realize this is probably not how you thought the story would start, not with a big shiny moon or a city that could look stunning in spite of itself... Or me. But I wanted you to know before the horror began, before it all came crashing down, there was a time when capes and cowls and fighitng crime really was exciting.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Trailers: Batman Begins (2017) 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 Luis ValentinSee 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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