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
One of the best DC animated movies. I wish Conroy and Hamill were in it but good movie.Published 20 hours ago by Karma00
This an awesome movie I watch all of my shows with my grand kids.Published 3 days ago by Rita Golladay
Only thing that bothers me is that the description for this item says it's a combo pack. So I expected a DVD and digital copy. Only came with blu ray copy. Read more
I loved this movie!! A true telling of the characters involved, only wish that mark hammell had voiced the joker, but other than that loved it!!Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
This was one that was recommended to me a long while back, and when I got to watch it, I was amazed by how awesome it was! Read morePublished 11 days ago by Integra
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