The Killing Joke


Watched this animated adaptation last night and it left me wishing i had just reread the much more interesting comic of the same name. Where the comic takes the Batman universe and treats it with serious respect, this cartoon adaptation misteps by adding romance between Batman and Batwoman and uses sexual influence to what should already be a powerful story. Batman and Joker were always the story here and things get muddled, and even sexist with what they do with the cartoon adaption. It’s sad as many of the voice actors from the phenomenal Batman: The Animated Series, are here but their talent and ownerships of these legends get lost by bad storytelling.
As such I can’t recommend you viewing it, unless you are a Bat completionist. Pick up the book instead.

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