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Batman: Under the Red Hood
Dare to Look Beneath the Hood.
Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical code.
Haunting and mysterious in both storytelling structure and emotional intensity; Batman: Under the Red Hood is an animated Batman installment with stunning style and heartbreaking characterizations.
Bruce Greenwood is quite a good fit for the Caped Crusader, although at points, he does seem like a poor imitator of Kevin Conroy. The rest of the cast, from Neil Patrick Harris as Nightwing to John DiMaggio as The Joker, is uniformly excellent. A truly great voice cast goes a long way in these stories, and Under the Red Hood doesn't disappoint in that regard.
However, the true brilliance with this DC film lies within its startling screenplay and the heartrending feeling that flows inside the main characters. It's a blunt, saddening,…
Not only one of the best animated Batman films out there, but I'd go as far as to say it's one of the very best Batman and comic book films out there. I'd put it up there with The Dark Knight and the original 1989 Batman. Wonderful voice talents too. Bruce Greenwood is a great Batman. Jensen Ackles makes a very complex Red Hood. John DiMaggio makes an even better, more menacing, sinister, and scarier Joker than Ledger's interpretation. The writing is smart and packs an emotional punch, especially during the very dark opening sequence. The animation is crisp and colorful. The action is exciting and gets you at unexpected moments. I only wish Nightwing was in it more. When your character is played with the charm of Neil Patrick Harris, you can't help but ask for more. This is one of the very best and very well told chapters in the ever-growing Batman saga.
This is a pretty interesting Batman animated movie from the DC Universe. Bruce Greenwood provides the voice of Batman who is dealing with the guilt of Robin's death, a mysterious villain named Red Hood and the greatest comic villain, The Joker.
This Gotham city seems much more violent than the Gotham seen in Batman movies...which for me made the movie even more interesting. The Joker is pretty impressive in this one....seems the artists were using Heath Ledger's Joker as an inspiration. Too bad the DC Universe is not making live action movies like this one. I think they might give Marvel a run for the money if they did. Final thought: This one is worth checking out.
Batman: Under the Red Hood is one of my top favourite Batman animated movies. It has everything from amazing action sequences, voice acting, the darkness of Batman's universe, no Superman (not my fave superhero out there), a different portrayal of Joker (which is a good thing) and of course Dick Grayson (my fave robin) aka the first Robin as Nightwing.
The brutality of Joker's actions in the opening scene really shines as you are shown a new type of Batman animated movie. As the movies before Under the Red Hood were more PG with no or hardly any blood or violence to the point where they spit out blood, and if they did it would be an uncut version.
Brilliant. I'd love to see alive action recreation of this one day. Brutal and very satisfying.
An action-packed animated adaptation of two Batman story arcs.
Although I have not read the comics in question that didn't stop me enjoying this stand-alone 75 minute film, due to it's familiar faces and solid plot. After all the Nolan films it was a bit hard to get on board with the more comicbooky elements but this was also quite dark.
Worth a look if you're a fan. 6/10.
A fun voice cast helps bring the intensity this Batman story needs.
Another better than average Batman cartoon that is in the vein of the 90's animated series.
I have seen clips of this movie before and I thought it looked pretty cool, but after watching it I was a little disappointed. One of the main issues was that it kind of reminded me of Spider-Man 3 since it seemed like they threw in as many characters as they could in this story. Now outside of the live action batman movies and the old animated series from the 90s I am not super familiar with a lot of Batman's material, so I don't really know much about the Red Hood. It just seemed like they were trying to cram too much in a movie that was under 80 minutes. Also some of the voice acting did not seem…
One of the best Batman movies ever.
My favorite Batman stories are the personal ones, that one's that deal with Bruce's moral code and philosophy of what Batman should be. This is one of those stories, its not Batman fighting bad guys or solving crimes, its Batman fighting against his belifies and against something he created.
THAT ONE SCENE between Batman, Jason and the Joker at the end of the movie has got to be one of my favorite Batman moments ever, be it in a comic, a movie (animated or live action) and any show. Its a powerful scene that makes you think about what Batman believes and everything he represents. It also works as a personal reminder of…
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"I'm not talking about killing Penguin or Scarecrow or Dent. I'm talking about him. Just him. And doing it because... Because he took me away from you" I CRY EVERYTIME
Had to rewatch second half because the wifey only got to see the first half last time. It's really enjoyable. I'd love to see where this story could go if the kept it going.
Best animated batman film I've seen yet
My heart....my poor fragile heart
There is something about super hero movies that I can never get enough of. I can even tolerate a bad…