Though traumatized by the ordeal, Gordon retains his sanity and moral code, and he insists that Batman capture the Joker "by the book" in order to "show him that our way works". [11], The Joker serves as an unreliable narrator. Bruce Timm knows all of this so I can't fathom why he chose to make a movie about Batgirl instead, he knew this comic had the same reverence amongst fans like the 'Watchmen' comics have so why couldn't he approach this in the same way Zack Snyder (Whatever his other faults) did with his adaption? Im just more into the darker outcomes, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. Not only is this one of the most acclaimed novels ever but it's one of the most controversial. He was upset when he saw the finished comic had "garish ... hideous glowing purples and pinks ... and my precious Eraserhead-esque flashback sequences swamped in orange". The new colors featured black-and-white flashbacks, as opposed to Higgins' colors, along with one or two items per panel colored in pink or red, up until the helmet of the Red Hood is revealed. Bolland has also expressed dissatisfaction with the final book, and regrets that its impending schedule for release meant he could not color the book himself (John Higgins was the colorist). Really now? You know, what really frustrates me is how he didn't even think twice about it. It's probably meant to cut both ways though, as Joker's only goal throughout the book is to show Batman that he deserves Arkham as well and that anyone call fall to darkness. I like your theory as it's pretty different to the main one people talk about and actually gives an explanation to the laughing and ambiguous ending. Subsequently, old wounds reopen and old, once buried memories come into the light. There's a mystery afoot in Gotham City, and Batman must go toe-to-toe with a mysterious vigilante, who goes by the name of Red Hood. The Joker imprisons Gordon in a run-down amusement park. Posted by 4 years ago. HD 720p . ​This is one film that should have been great. (2016). A lot of people out there are "purists" when it comes to source material, and will just crucify anything that deviates from it. I was gonna watch this with my little brothers, but now........ On reflection I can't think of a more disappointing comic book adaption for me personally. Also a huge fan of the animated series here (if my avatar wasn't enough indication). Now, this story is controversial for a reason. Ol' Pointy Ears. The first inmate offers to shine his flashlight across the gap so the other can walk across the beam, but the second inmate replies, "What do you think I am, crazy? When it attempts to recreate the power of the novel it fails. 5.8k. Top IMDb; DMCA; Home ; Movies ; Batman: The Killing Joke; Turn off light Favorite Comments (0) Report. Copyright Reddit 24 © 2020. The Joker has one hand holding a revolver draped over Batgirl's shoulder and is pointing to her cheek with the other hand, as if gesturing to shoot her. Batman arrives to save Gordon, and the Joker retreats into the funhouse. Not correcting what was posted, this has always been my view on the ending of the book. HD 480p . Although she resumes her work as Batgirl one year after recovering her mobility, she continues to suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder when exposed to gunfire that could result in receiving new spinal damage. For me, this had to do with the complete lack of any emotional resonance. I've always just looked at it as Batman seeing that the Joker needed recognition from the dark knight more than anyone and that recognition was the only thing that could stop the Joker long enough for him to be detained. And sure, I masturbated to it, but I didn't feel very good about myself afterwards. The back drops nor art design is well put together. The movie is openly dreamlike, and like most dreams it moves uncertainly down a path with many turnings. Batman's attempts to locate Commissioner Gordon are unsuccessful until the Joker sends him an "invitation" that leads him to the amusement park. The story itself shows how the Joker and Batman came to terms with their respective life-altering tragedies, which both eventually lead to their present lives and confrontation. [23], Seb Patrick of Den of Geek also had a mixed response, calling The Killing Joke "one of the most revered and influential 'Batman' stories ever written and arguably the definitive Joker story", but adding that it's "not at the level of [Alan Moore's] true masterpieces [such as] Watchmen, V for Vendetta [and] The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen".[24]. Strange alliances will form and shattering secrets will be revealed when Hush's silence is finally broken. One day they decide to break out. Bolland says that "the end result wasn't quite what I'd hoped. Bruce Wayne is missing. It just bounces from scene to scene with little connecting one to another. Far too late." Batgirl), an event that eventually leads her to develop the identity of Oracle. And this movie is that on steroids. Van Jensen of ComicMix said that "the new colors really do improve the book, giving it a subtlety and grimness not present in the original". Like i watched another 1 with her about steampunk sherlock batman trying to catch jack the ripper. Was going to post this after the theatrical premiere tonight but clearly I misjudged the number of people who've seen it already. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Before his final race, Lucas and his team, car and…. All of the DC Animated films are pretty decent and worth a watch if you're at all interested in them. The story's effects on the mainstream Batman continuity also included the shooting and paralysis of Barbara Gordon (a.k.a. The story is basically an origin tale for the infamous Batman villain, The Joker. The comic is fundamentally a summation of the relationship between Batman and The Joker but they made this whole movie about Batgirl - it was the parts of the movie referencing 'The Killing Joke' comic that ended up feeling out of place. The Caped Crusader. [40], On August 27, 2020, Geoff Johns released a follow-up, set 30 years after the events of The Killing Joke, titled Batman: Three Jokers. Fanart. Once Gordon has run the horrifying gauntlet, the Joker puts him on display in the freak show, ridiculing him as "the average man", a naïve weakling doomed to insanity. [2] The 2008-published 20th anniversary edition of the book featured new colouring by Bolland, restoring his artistic intentions to the palette. Buuuuuuuuuuut, instead, they made her an incredibly unlikable character who's objectified even more before getting shot and sexually assaulted and stuffed in a fridge. As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness. [30], Critic Mark Vogler wrote that The Killing Joke provided the Joker "with a sympathetic back story as it presented some of the villain's most vile offenses". Batman is the one who made the jump and is offering his help to the joker with the flashlight (literally offering him a brighter path opposed to staying in the insane asylum). This is what Grant Morrison has said the ending is. Actors: Brian George, Fred Tatasciore, John DiMaggio, Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Maury Sterling, Ray Wise, Rick D. Wasserman, Robin Atkin Downes, Tara Strong, Your email address will not be published. [1], Much of the Joker's backstory from The Killing Joke is also referred to in 2004's "Pushback" (Batman: Gotham Knights #50-55; reprinted with #66 as Batman: Hush Returns), in which the events are observed and reported by the Riddler, who recounts that the pregnant wife of the pre-accident Joker, who is called "Jack" prior to his accident, was kidnapped and murdered by the criminals in order to force his compliance.