Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Ultimate Edition (2016) and Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) are two of the R-rated DC movies to not only feature Batman, but to also be released on home video within a week of one another. See more »
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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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 »
This movie is awful. As a stand alone movie, it's weak and ineffective. As an adaptation, it's a travesty.
What should be a deep, poignant movie that reflects on the nature of good and evil, why we become what we become, whether free will exists and other fascinating themes, becomes a lame action movie full of fan service, bad writing, bad characterization and terrible pacing.
This movie is doomed by a complete misunderstanding of what made the comic great, a bad writer and total lack of respect for its characters (especially Barbara Gordon).
Everything great about the comic was done poorly or taken out. And all the additions are awful.
A fan of the comic will hate it and a newcomer will just wonder why the hell the comic is considered a masterpiece, if this is the story people raved about for 30 years.
Animation is decent and voice acting is good, so I gave it a 4/10 out of respect for those things.
But this one of the worst things ever produced by DC.
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