Batman: Gotham Knight [WS] [DVD] [Eng/Jap/Spa/Tha] [2008]

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It really just isn't very good Posted by: from: SC on Gotham Knight is really just not very good. The attempt to fill in the gap between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight was a great idea, in theory, but the storyline of Gotham Knight is not interesting and is not portrayed in a compelling way. It's hard to say what element is the worst. Like "The Animatrix," Gotham Knight is directed an animated by numerous teams, and each of it's six segments has a unique visual style. Most of these segments, despite looking nothing at all like the world they are portraying, are at least visually very attractive. That's about the only upside to this collection. Unfortunately, the downsides greatly outweigh this singular upside. Characters that are key to the plot of The Dark Knight are introduced with no backstory or context whatsoever; the drastic differences in animation and storytelling styles detract from the flow of the story - it is nearly impossible to tell if these six stores are meant to be connected or free-standing until the very end; and worst of all the portrayal of the character is not similar to the big screen portrayal in any way whatsoever. It's just not very good, period. If you want some interesting animation and several very unique takes on the character, set your expectations low and watch Gotham Knight. But if like me, you are expecting a satisfying "Batman 1.5" to fill in the story line between Chris Nolan's two films, do yourself a favor, and just imagine your own version of what probably happened.

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

5
Interesting new perspective Posted by: from: Tx on First, these films, though meant to be an inbetween story to the current film franchise, are from the perspective of each filmaker. So they are 'technically' within the exact same Batman universe as the Christoper Nolan series. Each depiction of Batman is different in costume, similar to each theatrical film has its own perspective. It is essentially the exact same batman. New characters are introduced with the background of how batman is now being recieved by the public. Is he a vigilante, is he a hero, is he just another crazy guy running around. Not quite as over the top of the Spiderman hate/love relationship Peter Parker shares with his public. Each film is almost as though watching a different comic come to life, just as the current films are compilations of various original Batman comics. I think its a good buy, not great, but if you're a fan of Batman, this is a must have. Oh, it's voiced by the same actor from Batman The Animated Series, and The Adventures of Batman and Robin. He does the voice of Batman in all 6. Buy it, i enjoyed it and i think anyone else would. Oh, it also relates to some of his original training as a prequel even to Batman Begins.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

3
Decent storyline bridge for starving Batman fans. Posted by: from: Boston, MA on Picked this up with the idea of seeing more Batman after the whole mania of The Dark Knight.. Was it a disappointment? Hard to say. Good stories, albeit some are sort of odd. You see new villains, old villains redone, faces from the movie, and lots of storyline to explain how Bale goes from being a novice vigilante to, for lack of a better term, The Dark Knight. Various animation styles make the few short stories different. Storytelling and such changes, but overall, it's a pretty good representation of Batman from the new films. Worth seeing- if you're starved for Batman, I'd definitely go pick it up. Not the best Batman cartoon ever, but fun.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

4
Get it! Posted by: from: Cleveland , OH on 6 short stories. 6 different directors. Think of this film along the lines of The Animatrix, with the different tales all leading to a common factor. Batman GW has a great story with all the shorts, although the very first story will leave some fans scratching their heads wondering what just happened. The animation is beautifully well done, with some of the work produced my Madhouse. Dark. Intense. A good movie to lead up to the dark level of Batman Begins. Must Have for animation fans. ^ ^

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

2
not really necessary Posted by: from: Austin, TX on I think this animated film was an unnecessary addition to the new batman storyline. It wasn't horrible and should be watched if you are really into batman but nothing was really added to the story. It is just batman taking on a few new baddies that would look stupid in live action.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

2
It was OK Posted by: from: Orlando, FL on If you are a colector it is up your alley. I really likes the fact that there was bloodshed in an animated Batman. However I will probably never watch it again. It has been put on the shelf and I'm sure it will just collect dust.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

4
BATMAN Posted by: from: Huntley, IL on i DID NOT LIKE THE FIRST CHAPTER BUT THE STORY TOOK OFF AFTER THAT THE REST OF THE MOVIE WAS VERY GOOD NO GREAT IT FINALLY NICE TO SEE THE BATMAN PORTRADE LIKE HE WAS MENT TO BE

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

2
A Terrible Interpretation of Batman Posted by: from: Orange County, CA on Whether you are an anime fan or a Batman fan, or both, as I am, you will be left dissapointed. I guess Gotham Knight is supposed to be the Japanese "interpretation" of Batman. Nothing wrong with that, except I think they missed out on what makes Batman such as awesome character. There was no character development, and suprisingly, very little action. In the series of short stories, Batman is portrayed as a demon, a detective, a vigilante, but there was no cohesiveness. It would have been much better if it were written by American writers, and stuck with a traditional movie format instead of the short stories. As for the art, it was better than the boxy animated series seen on television, but Bruce Wayne looked like a kid, while Batman didn't look like the cool traditional Batman we are used to. Furthermore, you never see any of the great Batman villians, except the Scarecrow for maybe 2 minutes. Overall, I was extremely dissapointed with this "film." I think I may have sworn off WB Comic-based animated movies.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Amazing Movie! Posted by: from: on The anime was awesome spot on and the fights were really good action

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

4
Pretty good Posted by: from: on Not my favorite animated Batman movie. It wasn't bad. Just not crazy about some of the animation styles used.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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