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Based on the acclaimed graphic novel of the same name, Batman: The Killing Joketakes a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime – from his humble beginnings as a struggling comedian to his fateful encounter with Batman that changes both of their lives forever. Years later, and now escaped from Arkham Asylum, The Joker devises a plan to prove that one bad day can make anyone as insane as he is – setting his sights on Commissioner Gordon. It’s up to the Dark Knight to put a stop to The Joker’s latest scheme and save one of Gotham City’s finest. Following a gripping prologue introducing Barbara Gordon’s heroic adventures alongside Batman as Batgirl,Batman: The Killing Joke stays true to the authentic tale that has held fans’ imaginations for nearly three decades – spotlighting the birth of a Super-Villain, the fortitude of a Super Hero and the punchline that will leave you speechless.

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Adaptation Gone Very Wrong 0

Directed by Sam Liu Produced by Bruce Timm Alan Burnett Sam Register Written by Brian AzzarelloWhen The Killing Joke was announced as the next “Elseworlds” animated feature from Warner Brothers Animation, I thought of a bunch of reasons why this sounded like a bad idea. From its place in the overall constellation of Women in Refrigerator styled misogyny, to the overall creepy, cultish following and valorization it and the Joker receive, and the fact that adapting an Alan Moore comic ...

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Batman: ther Killing Joke 0

Batman the Killing Joke is a great comic. Sadly I can't say the same about the 2016 animated adaptation. I still like it but it could have been better. The biggest issue I have with this is that a big chunk of the movie was added to make it longer. None of it up until Batman arrives at Arkham happened in the comic. I know it would be half as long without that but, I want the source material to be respected instead of made longer because it was too short. Besides that my only problem was that Ba...

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