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Animated Movie Review: Batman The Red Hood

Batman: Under The Red Hood

Basic Premise:
A new crime lord has moved to Gotham. He’s the Red Hood — deadly, dangerous, and he knows all of Batman’s tricks. This new addition to Batman’s rogues gallery is more than he seems. Batman has to put the pieces together to this mystery man if he wants to bring him to justice.

Review:
DC Universe never fails to amaze me. DC’s live action movies are “eh”. There’s no other way to put it. I go to them because it’s DC but they could be better. DC’s animated motion pictures are EXCELLENT. You can tell where DC is putting their heart and soul. It is in these movies.

This isn’t Saturday morning cartoons. There is blood and death and gun play and people getting the crap beat out of them. DC pulls no punches, just like their characters.

It took a little while to get used to the Joker’s new voice (John DiMaggio). I’m a die hard Mark Hamil fan. No one can do that Joker laugh quite like him. But Mr. DiMaggio pulled it off. He was the same manic sociopath I’ve come to know and enjoy. (I can’t love the Joker. I’m not Harley.)

I have not read the original storyline for Red Hood though I did get the cliff notes from my husband. Tim Drake was absent, but Nightwing more than carried it. Neil Patrick Harris did a wonderful job, as usual.

Next Up for DCU:
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (Two-Disc Special Edition)Batman/Superman: Apocalypse – It’s time to introduce… Supergirl.
Coming 28 September 2010

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