Director: Sam Liu
Studio: Warner Bros. Animation
Rated: R (For some bloody images and disturbing content)
I have developed a theory. One that (admittingly) has no real basis in reality, but is fun to think about none-the-less. That theory involves the Batman movies, as Warner Bros. makes both live action and animated ones. The animated movies are more frequent since they are more cost efficient to produce, and there is typically a couple released every year. Sometimes there is even one released in a year of a live action tent poll release. The running joke is that when one of these live action releases ends up being really terrible, there is usually a Bruce Timm produced animated film sitting on store shelves, being produced at a fraction of the cost, with much less advertising behind it, that somehow managed to be much better than the expensive movie that got released earlier that year. So, if “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” left you feeling shafted, Warner Bros. Animation is here with “Batman: The Killing Joke,” arguably the REAL Batman movie of the year!
P.S. Parents should be strongly warned that this movie is rated R and is positively only for mature audiences. There are plenty of PG-rated Batman movies to buy online, so save this one for date night instead.
Parents, there is strong violence and some disturbing images. Recommended for ages 16 and up.