Batman: Under the Red Hood [Blu-ray]
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Batman: Under the Red Hood is different.
Managing to cram five different arcs from the comics into a movie just under 90 minutes is impressive. Managing to do that and keep the entire thing remarkably faithful and have it turn out well is on another level.
The movie starts off with the final moments of the comic arc 'Death in the Family' featured in Batman #426-429, where the Joker sadistically kills Jason Todd aka the second Robin. This scene isn't extremely graphic and most of the violence is kept off screen, but as other reviewers have warned please take the PG-13 rating seriously. From there the story jumps forward five years and compresses Batman #635-650, taking bits and pieces from all four story arcs, to form the rest of the movie. Yes, there are changes. Some are large, including writing out Superboy Prime's role (which is a very very good thing). Others are smaller, from leaving out certain characters and subplots to changing how the Red Hood gets a hold of the Joker. None of these truly matter, as the heart of the story has been distilled and streamlined in a very faithful way.
So faithful are they that some of the dialogue is taken straight out of the comics, including the finale. This is how comic adaptations should be done.
For the most part the cast is excellent, though there will be fans that are disgruntled over fan favorites Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill not contributing.Read more ›
The story has to do with the Batman's greatest failure, the sadistic, violent death of the second Robin, Jason Todd, at the hands of the Joker, who began his career as a masked criminal known as the Red Hood, which is established in short, succinct flashbacks. The story begins five years after the death of Jason Todd and involves a criminal turf war between the Black Mask, an aggressive and entrepreneurial mob boss who wears a black skull mask, and a new masked criminal--a new Red Hood. This new Red Hood is trying to clean up Gotham by controlling the gangs, and his methods are violent, ruthless, and murderous, and thus he comes to the attention of the Batman. A showdown is inevitable, but who's manipulating who, how will the Black Mask react, and what role does the volatile Joker play in the plan?
The story is action-packed, very dark, and should make casual viewers and fans quite happy. Some gripes; Bruce Greenwood and John DiMaggio turn in terrific jobs as the Batman and the Joker, respectively, but I really wish they would have gotten Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill to play the parts.Read more ›
SPOILER ALERT; Remember what Joker does with a pencil in THE DARK KNIGHT?...watch this movie and see what he does..with a glass..and be surprised like I was.....ENJOY IT for what it is, a dark, violent, good BATMAN story.
I would love to see the Killing joke....
To put it short, this movie is amazing because it has a(n):
1)Amazing plot, with an ending that will keep glued to your seat
2)a mature feel, although it's a cartoon the movie is made more enjoyable by making it a little more realistic with scenes of Batman getting whooped and occasional blood.
3)great dialogue, the characters stay true to Batman tradition
4)art style, the art style isn't too flashy with effects and gives the movie a dark/noire feeling.
Get this movie. There is no way you can be dissappointed. A great movie topped with great Amazon service. You can't beat that.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Trully great voice acting one of my favorite movies...red hood became one of my new favorite characters!Published 7 days ago by Luis F Montalvo
This is a classic and a must have. Perfected voice acting and storyline. Perfect!Published 9 days ago by Beckham Carter
Omg the best animated movie I've ever seen. Brought a grown man to tears I've never watched a animated movie and actually felt remorse. Great job great moviePublished 11 days ago by massiel Diaz
My favorite DC animated movie! Although it doesn't stay completely true to the comics it is very close. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
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|the order of batman direct to video movie||
The character of Nightwing in the comics, and the film, was once the ORIGINAL robin, Dick Grayson. The robin that dies at the beginning of the film is the 2nd robin, Jason Todd. The comics, and the film, show that the Joker killed him. This film stands alone in relation to all the other Batman... Read More
Jul 9, 2011 by mrshock13 | See all 2 posts
|What is this "Amazon Exclusive with Lithograph" and why should I pay...||
Its in the description:
This edition comes with an Amazon-exclusive full-color animation 3" x 5" litho cel (left) assembled into a color-printed sealed mat with certificate of authenticity information printed on the back.
Jul 27, 2010 by D. Schroll | See all 3 posts
Just got mine and it did not
Dec 4, 2010 by F. Hamel | See all 2 posts
|kevin conroy voice of batman?||
It's actually an actor by the name of Bruce Greenwood. If you watch the "behind the scenes" featurette on the "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths" DVD they actually interview him and give a small sample of his performance. Here's a link to the first part of the featurette.... Read More
May 31, 2010 by S. Peterson | See all 5 posts
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