Batman: The Killing Joke [Only @ Best Buy] [Includes Graphic Novel] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2016]

  • SKU: 5259400
  • Release Date: 08/02/2016
  • Rating: R
  • 4.3 (908)
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Best Buy Customer Reviews

5
Very close to the graphic novel Posted by: from: on I remember reading the Killing Joke graphic years ago and enjoyed that batman story. It's simple in that it is a typical Batman vs Joker story, but it is significant as it explains what happened to handicap Barbara Gordon. The dvd is almost on point with the graphic novel, but the first 25 or so minutes of the dvd focuses on Batgirl and how productive she was as Batman's partner. I guess the film makers wanted to show just how productive, lively, and athletic she was prior to her run in with the Joker. After the first 25 minutes, it goes into where the graphic novel begins, with Batman visiting the Joker, etc. I gave it five stars because I thought the filmmakers did a very good job going off of the graphic novel page by page. The first 25 minutes makes a point, which I get, and ultimately shows the shame of how one bad day can change someone's fate forever.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

4
Good but not great Posted by: from: on If you've heard rumors that the prologue of this movie makes Batgirl out to be a bit too much of a fangirl, I hate to say it, but you heard correctly. The prologue has it's moments, and it's a fun bit of animation if you're a fan of the original animated series. Several moments in it seem kind of awkward, though, so be ready for that. The prologue ends on a note that connects somewhat well to the Killing Joke, but the transition from the prologue's story to the Killing Joke still feels jarring, and it seems something's just not quite right. Once the prologue ends and the Killing Joke begins, though, the adaptation is excellent. Most lines are read verbatim from the comic book. The animation is done differently, but scenes match their respective comic book panels very well. Mark Hamill's performance as the Joker alone is a good reason to watch this film, as he plays his role excellently. Overall, I wish the prologue had been done a bit better, but I still think this movie is definitely worth watching.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

3
Batman: The Killing Joke -Choking on the big stage Posted by: from: on Batman: The Killing Joke certainly has its moments, but ultimately the film adaptation of the graphic novel suffers from a completely unnecessary prologue and a main story that was rather forgettable in the first place. While, the chemistry between Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill is as strong as ever. However, with the addition of thirty minutes of criminals drooling all over Batgirl, the two segments play out like two unrelated episodes of the animated series slapped together at the last minute to make a half-assed movie. The animated film has a few stand out moments, but is otherwise devastatingly disappointing.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

4
Batman movie for adults Posted by: from: on I love comics and I do love that they animated this story line! It is a bit gory so maybe not for kids. I do love that they gave Batgirl a story line. Some might see she is being objectified. I would disagree. Must watch if you love Batman comics.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

3
Good Animated Adaptation! Posted by: from: on I was excited to learn that they'd be adapting this graphic novel to an animated rated r movie and couldn't wait to watch it. The killing joke is a pretty short graphic novel so I knew there'd be some filler until the actual story began. This is where I feel the movie suffers most. The first 30-40 minutes are completely unnecessary and don't offer much in way of creative story additions. I especially hate how Batgirl is portrayed in these early moments. Once the actual killing joke story line comes in, it's fantastic. Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy are perfect once again in voicing these iconic characters. Watching this story come to life on screen is awesome. Especially the haunting final moments.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

4
Awesome set Posted by: from: on If you can still find this set, you are in for a treat. This review is based on the set though,but as for the movie some added story probably was not needed. The story the movie is based on is one of my favorite batman stories.and the movie tried to incorporate pretty much most of what was expressed in the book. The limited edition set though has a pretty intricate mini joker plastic statue. And a copy of a graphic novel of a different batman joker story. Graphic novel included is tiny and somewhat novel to read, as you are bending the binding of the book pretty hard to read it. Good set never the less.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

2
Two jarring films smashed up as a feature Posted by: from: on If you have not read the original graphic this movie is based on, please go do so right now. It is a landmark Batman title and truly remarkable. However if you knew the graphic novel, you would know the story is so short there would be no way the filmmakers would have been able to make a feature length film of it so they added a prologue featuring Batgirl to give the fatal moment in the story more punch. However what we get is two very different "short films" punched together to make feature length. Simply put the tones are way too different to be considered cohesive and as a film fan before a Batman fan, I cannot recommend this movie to anyone. Just read the graphic novel instead. Pass.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Why Aren't You Laughing? Posted by: from: on Absolutely love these DC bundles from Best Buy featuring a copy of the animated film, a statue, and hardcover copy of a graphic novel. They're limited edition and feature a number on the bottom of the box personalizing the rarity of the product. I have watched the film version of The Killing Joke included in the bundle and enjoyed it. While I greatly disapprove of the deviations from the graphic novel in the opening act, specifically the romance between Batgirl and Barman. Ignoring that glaring issue I have, the rest of the film is faithful to the source material right up to the infamous and ambiguous ending. As for the graphic novel included, I made the mistake and not checking to see which novel was included in this bundle, so in was surprised to see it's not a copy of Alan Moore's novel The Killing Joke, rather another story titled Barman: The Man Who Laughs. I already own a copy of the book The Killing Joke, and don't own a copy of The Man Who Laughs, so this worked out nicely, but I want to warn any potential customers looking to buy this product that this is the novel included in the bundle so that they're not misled. As for the statue, it's a nicely made plastic figurine of the Joker based on his appearance during the final scenes of the film. Which is very similar to the look used in the comics. In conclusion, I highly recommend you take advantage of the money saving deal and get the bundle of all this wonderful must-have items for any comic book or superhero fan!

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
LOVED IT Posted by: from: None YA on I have been waiting for this movie since i saw the trailer. Movie is well designed and its very well plotted. Obviously it has some disturbing scenes, but that's what make this movie intense. It more about proving a point. Half the movie is narrated by Bat girl. Joker wants to prove a point and as always he fails. Its about madness. Which is not by choice. Epic rivalry between batman and joker, turns into a very mature understanding. But this is a point that they can not go back where they have started. The joker's past is a really sad. All and all its the one of the best DC movie. I am a Batman fan. Maybe i am biased. But who cares.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

5
Not A Bad Bundle Posted by: from: on I went to see this movie in theaters and thought it was decent, wasn't the best animated Batman film but it definitely was intense and well done. This bundle makes it worth the Blu-Ray purchase because of the items included. Definitely would recommend this to any die-hard Batman fan.

3 out of 5 found this review helpful.

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