Hello DC fans, this is my review of The Killing Joke movie adaptation! Know we have been hating on this movie, but here’s something rarely said about it… a positive review!
Know I think this has been a over hated in my opinion, and while I do agree with some of the criticism, I actually like it. Yes, I do, and I’m gonna talk about why!
Know let’s start out with the whole Batman and Batgirl having sex thing. Now I actually didn’t care. No seriously I didn’t. Maybe it’s wrong, but in the Batman Beyond comics, it’s revealed that Bruce got Barbara pregnant. Wait. No ones hating DC for actually having Batman get Batgirl pregnant, but when he simply just haves sex without getting her pregnant, that’s when the hate comes in? Feels weird to me.
Anyways, my suggestion is to skip the prologue and watch the actual Killing Joke parts, I did. I just feel like it should have been written better, then I would have watched it. I just feel like maybe if it adapted Death in the Family it would have been better since it happened in the same year both by the Joker himself. I understand why they added extra parts, it would have just been like 30 minutes, but they should have just expanded the story and answer some questions such as “How did the Joker get the freaks to join him?” or, “How did the Joker find out where Gordon and Barbara lived?” and, “How did the Joker even escape and get a replacement?” There’s just a lot of wasted potential with it, that I think they should have delve into some more.
Know let’s talk about Kevin Conroy as Batman and Mark Hamill’s as Joker. The best Batman and Joker ever have returned to give us another great performance for this film! I think they did the characters perfectly! That’s all I have to say for Batman and Joker.
Now let’s talk about how it compares to the comic version. It adapted the comic version amazingly! Unlike the Batman: Hush adaptation. Every panel we see is perfectly remade in animation, but it doesn’t feel as great though. There’s a version on YouTube which has the art style of the original comic, and it’s ashamed that it looks better, because it does adapt the film amazingly, it feels like it could have been better, and that what bothers me. This had so much opportunity but it doesn’t feel like it tried to.
Though it does get the characters right, except for the prologue, and it has the animation in a great! I think this is a good animated Batman film, but it could have been better.
Though with all its flaws, I like it. I give this Batman film, a 6.5/10.