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?
Beings with supernatural powers join together to fight against supernatural villains. This team of supernatural beings include John Constantine, Zatanna and Jason Blood also known as the demon Etrigan.
Robin is sent to work with the Teen Titans after his volatile behavior botches up a Justice League mission. The Titans must then step up to face Trigon after he possesses the League and threatens to conquer the world.
When Batman brings up the profile of The Joker while in the Batcave, there are multiple references shown in the pictures. The fourth image on the top row is a reference to The Dark Knight (2008), where Heath Ledger's Joker is incarcerated by Gotham PD, seen wearing the Heath Ledger-style green waistcoat while hunched over. The fifth image on the top row shows a bleeding/dead Robin, a reference to the 1988 Batman story line "A Death in the Family," where The Joker kills the second Robin, Jason Todd. This story line is told in the DCAU film Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010). On the second row, third image, there is a picture of The Joker that looks like a revamp of the cover of 1940s "Batman #1," which was the first appearance of The Joker. Also on the first row, second image is a reference to Tim Burton's 1989 Batman scene where Joker (Jack Nicholson) is on the TV commercial introducing the Smile X chemical. 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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