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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great stuff, such a good Batman movie that tells a great story. I don't want to spoil the plot but I love where this movie goes, certainly in my top 5 of the DC animated movies.
as you can tell big batman binge, this is a really good show.
one of the better dc animateds.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Okay, so in all honesty, I watched this at like 1 AM with my sister, and I’m only now reviewing it.
I had a busy day of stuff, okay?
Anyways, so I saw Batman: Under the Red Hood for the first time in like, awhile, and you know what?
It’s a DAMN GOOD Batman movie.
But seriously, it’s an amazing film. Not only is it a complex breakdown and analysis of Batman’s morality and ethics, but it’s also a GREAT character piece, with a rich, dramatic and emotionally charged story that is both a treat for Batman fans, and a great way to introduce the characters of batman to someone who might otherwise not be knowledgeable of the characters. The…
Tense and suspenseful with well drawn visuals and a good score. An iconic badass challenged by an unknown villain is a nice story idea. The runtime is short and helps to generate a fast and action packed Batman movie.
i love superhero movies and this is definitely the best animated superhero movie of all time!
The "twist" is predictable – but nicely set up within the story. So far the best DC Animated had to offer.
The animation is phenomonal, the action scenes are outstanding and the voice acting's incredible. Under The Red Hood is a fantastic film featuring one of the best climaxes I have ever seen.
Even though Kevin Conroy's voice is absent in the movie I was still impressed with Bruce Greenwood's voice for the Dark Knight. I was thrilled and excited when Nightwing made his appearance and I was shocked at how well Neil Patrick Harris played the role.
Before this movie I wasn't really much of a "geek" and only read the comics that my Father had when he was a kid (Mostly Spider-Man) so when it came time to reveal who the mysterious Red Hood was I was dumbfounded.
All in all I can honestly say that this movie changed my life. (As cheesy as it sounds.)
Gorgeous visuals and effective voice talent bring the slightly ropey plot to life and make Under the Red Hood one of the better animated Barman movies.
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