I Know I am reviewing this title a while after it came out but I had to on this particular film. Being a fan of the original story line of "A Death in the Family", I was highly anticipating this movies release, I can certainly say once I saw it I was not disappointed in the least. Starting with the tremendous cast providing the voices to our beloved DC characters, then adding in excellent writing and artwork, this was one of the best DC animated films so far in my opinion. The film revolves around the story of Batman losing his protege Jason Todd, aka the second Robin to don the suit, when the Joker kills the young sidekick in an explosion. The emotional approach that this movie takes, by capturing the topic of death in a fashion that fans had not seen yet in the animated films, is only describable as brilliant. This story is the first of many to touch on Bruce Wayne's humanity that was never explored in previous comics, it still to this day holds as one of DC's most memorable tales. If you love the gritty but classical Batman stories than you will enjoy this film greatly, an instant classic with a memorable cast, Batman Under the Red Hood is a must see for any DC fan.
Batman: Under the Red Hood is just an awesome piece of animated perfection! I felt invested in it throughout, because it had great voice acting, pacing, dialog and a fitting musical score. Batman and Robin's relationship and experiences in the past is shown very well in some creatively rendered flashbacks. John DiMaggio's Joker is certainly among the best animated ones. It's not Hamil's Joker, but definitely ranking in my top 5. The movie utilizes a perfect mix of traditionally animated characters and mostly CG backgrounds which made the action scenes seem real and still kept the comic book feel to it. Really good. The climax is simply amazing! Great build-up and even greater pay- off. My only complaint is that the ending felt a little abrupt, but up until that you're in for one heck of a ride. You won't be disappointed.
Well, I was very glad to see what this very website has rated as the greatest direct to video movie of all time, not including those "Zeitgeist" movies. Of course, it's hard to promote something that promotes 911 conspiracy theories. While I personally didn't find this as good as "Wonder Woman", I still think it's a great movie. I didn't even recognize John DiMaggio as the voice of the Joker. I remember how there was an old saying that Jason Todd was one of the few comic book characters who stayed dead and then he came back. While that seems desperate, I really think it did lead up to one of the best Batman story lines ever.It's amazing just how many unique animation styles Batman has gone through. Bruce Timm did in fact work on this (he's the voice of the Riddler), but this still uses a completely original style. The only thing I didn't like was the ending, where it doesn't really officially kill off any characters, even though it really should have and it seems like a copout. I knew the Joker would be more involved in this later on. I'm pretty unfamiliar with the villain Black Mask. That's what Batman gets for having so many enemies! The flashback scenes are great and while I still find "Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm" to be the better animated Batman movie, this is still awesome. ***1/2
Batman:Under The Red Hood is one of my favorite movies of Batman because it really hit a home run in more ways then one.It focus on story telling and characters which gives you a great appreciation for the cast and crew who wanted to give you a movie for not only Batman or comic book fans but movie fans in general.It just has the right storm to make it a thrill to watch and you want to watch it twice to take it all in.First off the voice acting is just phenomenal each actor and actress gave a powerful emotional performance that you could actually feel like they gave their heart and soul into the characters. Bruce Greenwood did a excellent job as Batman, John DiMaggio I hereby declare one of the best actors to play the Joker his voice performance just honors what makes the Joker a fan favorite villain and how evil the crown prince of crime can be, Jensen Ackle as The Red Hood goes to show when you give someone a shot they will hit a home run. This is some of the best voice acting every in a animated movie and is deserving of any spot for motion pictures.The animation is dark and helps tells the story of the movie you get the feel that something can happen any more with the animation it just like watching the classic Batman the Animated Series the art crew just deserve a lot of points.The story is just powerful that you have to sit back and take it all in the story it just worth watching the movie and really gives the characters a chance to shine and how everyone could understand them more.The score in the movie matches it as well every scene is given a score to help bring the movie attention to the viewers. Batman Under The Red Hood is one of the movies you have to watch if you're a fan of Batman or Movie fan. Trust me you won't regret watching this masterpiece of a Batman movie it just goes to show how to make animation movies still as goodI give Batman:Under The Red Hood an 9 out of 10