The Batman vs Dracula
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Batman vs. Dracula, The (DVD)
Gotham City sleeps under the cover of darkness while two legendary bats take flight. One is turning the city into an army of vampires, while the other does everything he can to stop the mayhem. But Dracula isn't simply on of The Batman's usual foes: He has supernatural powers of strength, speed and mind control. Even with his arsenal of high-tech gadgets, the Dark Knight is still a mortal. This is the one face-off that could clip The Batman's wings permanently!]]>
The creators of the popular The Batman animated series pit the Caped Crusader against the Prince of Darkness in this energetic full-length animated feature. This isn't the first time Batman (Rino Romano) has squared off against Dracula--the Dark Knight faced him in the critically acclaimed graphic novel Red Rain--but in this battle, he's up against not only the King of the Vampires (voiced with gusto by Peter Stormare) but his longtime foes the Joker (Kevin Michael Richardson) and the Penguin (Spongebob Squarepants' Tom Kenny); it's the latter who accidentally revives Dracula, and reluctantly aids the bloodsucker in unleashing a wave of vampirism in Gotham. Can the Batman defeat this terrible trio in time before lady-love Vicky Vale (Tara Strong) becomes their next victim? Only one way to find out--and while you're enjoying the film, be sure to explore the supplemental features, which include "Voices in Close-up," with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the film's vocal talent, as well as "City of the Knight," a game that allows access to additional behind-the-scenes glimpses. --Paul Gaita
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Only Penguin would be stupid enough to wake up Dracula.....
I didn't think Batman had a chance but.....
The Penguin (Tom Kenny) resurrects Dracula, who for some reason is buried in Gotham City's cemetery. Penguin becomes his manservant as Dracula vampirizes the city. The lost ones become vampires (who resemble zombies here). Bruce (Rino Romano) has to figure out how to cure the humans, which has to do with creating a serum that changes them back That part was interesting. But defeating Dracula takes several tries, with several failures. Finally Batman uses his artificial solar projector to defeat Dracula. Just flash the sun on him. Vampire movies have repeatedly shown that ultraviolet light destroys vampires. Bruce should have figured that out in the beginning.
The film includes the character Carmilla Karnstein as the bride of Dracula, which has been done in many other vampire films. So the conflation of Le Fanu's Carmilla with Stoker's Dracula has been done before. Boring. I found the film to be slow, and crudely drawn, and lacking in originality. Fans of vampire films will find nothing new here. I was especially irritated by their rendering of The Joker--too grotesque and are you kidding me? But the producers said they wanted to see what would happen if The Joker became a vampire. And, the best part was that Batman captured the vampirized Joker and used him as a guinea pig to find the cure. He had to cure The Joker first before he could cure the rest of the people. Lots of fighting--with deliberate parallels between Batman and Dracula are drawn--even to how they got around Gotham City by catacombs.
on the whole a mediocre movie--not as good as some other Batman films (such as Mask of the Phantasm, which was much better, in fact SubZero was better than this)
We weren't disappointed. Predictable and hazyplot, yes (Dracula doesn't seem too surprised to wake up in a modern city nowhere near Transylvania), but also excellent animation, some awesome, atmospheric music and a really cool Batman, and even more awesome Joker. This is a movie that teens will really enjoy, I guess (my roommate and I both agreed we'd have absolutely adored this movie if we had been thirteen!). This is also rather gory for a Batman movie which is to be expected but most of the vampire attacks are not shown directly (the camera zooms to a view of the Gotham skyline while the screams die off, or else quickly switches to a shadow on a nearby wall, of Dracula feasting on his victim).
In all, a movie for fans and teens. Fans may want to know that this movie features the Jerry Maguire line "You complete me" between Batman and Joker that was used to great effect in the Dark Knight. Did Christopher Nolan get his idea from watching this movie? I'd like to think so...
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