Hey friends! Since Batman v. Superman is coming, I’ve been watching some Batman Animated Films, which have plenty of fans, some folks tend to say the animated films are better that what we got in theaters.
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm- Released a year after “Batman: The Animated Series” premiered, we have Batman going after a mysterious villain who is getting rid of Gotham’s biggest criminals and Batman is getting the blame for it. It’s a great animated movie, which proves that the animated series couldn’t do no wrong!
Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero- Mr. Freeze kidnaps Barbara Gordon aka Batgirl, so he can save his wife by having Barbara’s organs harvested. Batman and Robin come to face the evil Freeze. A year after what fans believe is the worst Batman film “Batman & Robin”, we have something that is less one liney and more serious.
Batman: Under the Red Hood- A mysterious stranger donning a red hood is taking over Gotham’s criminal underworld. It’s up to Batman to figure out who this is and he may not believe the truth. Pretty good, it’s a bit more adult than the previous two that I have mentioned.
Batman: Year One- Based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel of the same name, we see Batman’s first year as a crime fighter in Gotham and we also see James Gordan’s story of why he moved to Gotham and all the shit that he got from his co-workers who believed he was a snitch. Bryan Cranston voices Gordon and it’s got a magnificent story.
The Dark Knight Returns- This is also based on another graphic novel from Frank Miller, a story that is often called the greatest of every Batman story. It follows a much older Batman as he faces off against a gang called the Mutants and his old nemesis, The Joker, comes back to make it tough on him. Oh and Superman has to stop Batman as well. It’s probably my favorite of all the animated films. I really got into it.
Batman: Bad Blood- The last on the list is this one. Batman is missing and presumed dead and Nightwing along with Robin, Batwoman and Batwing try to discover the whereabouts of the caped crusader. It’s a fun take, but I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I should have.
Justice League War- Darkseid’s army comes to destroy Earth and harvest humans to be soldiers for Darkseid. So, The Flash, Green Lantern, Shazam!, Wonder Woman, Batman, and Cyborg unite to destroy this threat. Very good, animation was a bit meh though.