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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.
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.
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.
Probably my second favourite Batman film, helped by being animated, and therefore able to construct its ridiculous world in a cohesive and believable way, and also 75 minutes long. Jesus, the last theatrical Batman movie was almost three hours, that's insane, this has what you need right here.
Batman: Under the Red Hood plays out like a crime drama fused with an 80's Saturday morning children's cartoon. It has some kickass action, plenty of blood but also follows a rather formulaic story resulting in the "reveal" which could be seen a mile off, to be fair it's told to us quite early on, and a denouement resembling a White Collar episode.
Batman's cool though, Bruce Greenwood does a good job, The Joker is alright, his script is a little off in points, but John DiMaggio does an okay job and Jensen Ackles as the Red Hood is pretty good. He's a cool villain. So's the Black Mask, though not featured very heavily in this.
I love Batman and I really liked this, Under the Red Hood is the first animated Batman feature I've seen, but I can tell you that it won't be my last either. A solid effort for a solid film.
"Party pooper, No Cake for you"
Fantastic Animation, Dark(as Batman should be), Great Voice Cast, Entertaining to watch, Nicely Paced, Good story. But what i really loved about this, is John DiMaggio's take on the Joker, it was rough and snarky while using that Joker humor, while it's nothing compared to Mark Hamill's excellence, this had mixed elements of Hamill and Ledger, which created an awesome character. Perfect. As for the rest of the cast they were a delight, Bruce Greenwood was great as Batman, Jensen Ackles as the Red Hood was also an awesome addition and Neil Patrick Harris as Nightwing, adding his own charm to the role. One of the best animated Batman features, next to Mask of…
Warner Bros. animation has shown a long-standing commitment to Batman over the years, especially as the live-action films have become more lucrative. Luckily for "Bat-fans" executive producer Bruce Timm has been (in animation) the guardian for the character since his "Batman: The Animated Series" premiered in 1992.
In 1993, Bruce Timm and Warner Bros. released its first (and to date ... ONLY) animated Batman film in theaters. It was called "BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM" ... a dark atmospheric look into the past of Bruce Wayne/Batman, along with his arch-rival "The Joker" ... all the while, a mysterious new villain known as "the Phantasm" coming to Gotham to rid the city of all its crime bosses. Since then, Warner Bros.…
Probably one of the most emotional Batman stories around. The story of Jason Todd, the second Robin.
Just how it begins with Robin being tortured by the Joker with a crowbar is bitter agony. Hoping Batman can make it in time, but Joker has a bomb which ends up killing his friend, his soldier. Just the pain you can see in Batman when he confronts Joker later in the movie and Joker makes a comment about Jason, Batman hesitates for a moment in the act of hurting him. Nightwing makes a brief appearance and it's welcomed and missed. If only he could've been here longer that would've been awesome. NPH plays Nightwing and he fits perfectly. I love all the…
Under The Red Hood is a great addition to the collection of animated comic book films. The dark, Gothic presentation of the film is quintessential Batman, and I feel that they nailed that with this film. The pacing is perfect as well. Sure, it is still a mere hour and fifteen minutes, but considering the budget constraints the animators deal with when they produce these, I thought it was perfectly paced, and ended when it should have. Under The Red Hood is more mature, and that's what we want when it comes to Batman.
Superman can be less dark and gritty, but Batman is supposed to be just those things. As a huge fan of Marvel's Deadpool, I could not…
Incredible voice acting cast, an amazing story and - considering the cartoon-ish art style - a surprising amount of blood and violence. Certainly one of the best animated Batman films I've seen so far. I wish all hero movies (real and animated) were written this well!
An amazing superhero film with amazing plot-twist and amazing voices. You really need to see this.
It's nice to see a dark cartoon Batman after growing up on Batman: The Animated Series. Great voice acting. Menacing Joker who didn't have overly elaborate schemes was appealing.
A great story and decent voicework is undermined by overly cartoony and stilted animated and a lack of gravitas. Under the Red Hood cannot compare to the more recent The Dark Knight Returns.
You'll never realize just how much you miss Mark Hamill until you watch this. Not quite sure the cheap animation style or sense of humor really works for the necessary mood, but a solid (if underwhelming) entry into the Batman canon.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Batman Under the Red Hood is not only of the best efforts of DC animation, but one of the best adaptations of DC comics period. Simply incredible, and highly recommended.
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