Friday, July 16, 2010
I just finished watching BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD (2010), a Warner Bros. animated film. I never knew that Batman had a second Robin under his tutelage. I haven't been updated with DC comics for decades ! Thanks to this animated flick now I know.
First Robin is Dick Grayson who had detached himself from the Caped Crusader and can now be seen in Teen Titans. The second Robin was known as Jason Todd who was killed by the Joker in graphic brutality in this animated flick.
A fellow who has the skills and moves of the Batman called Red Hood is up for vengeance in a crime fighting manner but without following Batman's ethical code of no killings !
The Joker is as sinister as the Joker played by the late Heath Ledger. The animation is good in the likes of an anime flick but smoother in execution.
The story could be suited in one of Christopher Nolan's Batman movie series with Christian Bale. Its dark tone theme could be darken down a bit graphically with hues of gray but what can you expect in an animated film? Yet still, it's one of the best animated films I have seen.
It's interesting to note that flashbacks in the film showed the old Batmobile, the old Robin costume as seen in the 1966 Batman TV series, old foes like the Riddler and the old Batman costume with the bat inside a yellow oval logo. It showed true to form from my childhood memories of the old Batman.
Holy molly Batman !, it's nice to be a Batman fan once again. My ratings: 5 out of 5 Biscuits !
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