REVIEW — “Batman: The Killing Joke”
This film has been getting some serious heat ever since its release which is incredibly jarring, because it is easily the most anticipated release from DC Comics’ animated division to date; and for good reason! It’s adapting Alan Moore’s classic graphic novel, which a lot of Batman fans consider to be the best Batman story of all time. In case you aren’t aware, this story primarily revolves around Batman on the edge with The Joker; Contemplating between finishing his despicable acts for good, or trying to find redemption within him. You also get a lot of backstory for him and the iconic “one bad day” that pushed him over the edge. However, for the film, Barbra Gordon/Bat Girl has an extended storyline with Bruce Wayne/Batman. This has been added to make it work as a feature film, but is the sour spot for a lot of loyal fans.