Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) Review #2 - FilmGamesEtc

FGE - Batman: The Killing Joke is one of the most controversial and talked about graphic novels, and the film is no different. The 1988 classic, written by Watchman creator Alan Moore, became famous for the re-creation of the Joker into the homicidal maniac that fans know him to be, and for the depiction of Barbra Gordon, who would become crippled and take up the alias “Oracle” for more than 20 years until the DC Reboot in 2011. It’s a book that hold a place in the hearts of many fans, and it was a challenge for producer Bruce Timm and his team at DC Animation to adapt this into film, given the darker themes (as well as the relative brevity of the 48 page one-shot book). In the end, they successfully adapted the book and did so brilliantly. The film also include a 30-minute prologue that feels completely disconnected from the story.

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