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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.
Brilliant. I'd love to see alive action recreation of this one day. Brutal and very satisfying.
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.
My favourite of the animated Batman movies that I have seen, so far. This has smooth animation, a brilliant voice cast, a great storyline, and some major supporting characters I was pleased to see turn up. In fact, it's one of my favourite Batman movies, period.
Batman: Under the Red Hood is a decent animated Batman affair at most. As expected, the action was entertaining, the story was serviceably engaging and it was paced well. However nothing within its run time really blew me away or surprised me aside from the plot twist regarding Jason Todd. I wasn't a fan of the voice actor choice for Joker either. Either way, Under the Red Hood may not reach the heights of its other excellent animated counterparts like Mask of the Phantasm or The Dark Knight Returns, but it's satisfying enough for die hard fans.
Aunque no llegue al nivelito de Assault on Arkham, se hace facilita de ver. Además, el personaje de Red Hood tiene su puntillo y su historia no está nada mal.
Por otro lado, me ha hecho especial gracia la mezcla de personajes del mundo de DC. No es lo mismo que con Marvel, que tienes que esperar a los Vengadores o al final de la película para ver cómo los personajes interactúan entre ellos. Más hay que reconocer que esto es más barato tratándose de dibujos animados.
Okay, so Batman: Under the Red Hood was a straight to video/DVD film and for some that would mean it wouldn’t count but considering it’s my list I’ve decided to cheat a little here and be prepared because this is the first and definitely not the last DC animated film that will appear on the list. The film brings to the forefront of challenging one of Batman’s most moral codes in fighting crime in Gotham: the ‘No Kill’ rule, as well as highlighting the failures over the course of the film, from the accident that would help create The Joker, to Jason Todd’s death. The material also deals with the fact that for all Batman’s code and methods of cleaning…
Story was a Key Factor in "Batman: Year Zero", where in "Under the Red Hood" Action is clearly the Focus. Which is a good thing because this animated Feature fires on all cylinders. It's a fun ride with perfect pacing. More like the Arkham Games, less like the Nolan Movies.
A very intresting story of the second Robin (Jason Todd) which sticks close to the comics with minor twists. Captured the Batman that we all know and love with a killing joke type joker which was a perfect combination of the two. Also a great couple of scenes with the first Robin (Dick Grayson). Definitely was one of the better animated superhero movies I have watched in recent years.
A tight script that values both pace and character in equal measure, the film also looks really, really good.
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