Batman: Gotham Knight Review

Before I begin reviewing Batman: Gotham Knight, I would like to say I thoroughly enjoyed the 1 hr 15 mins of 6 short films that is set in between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Although DC Comics hired their american script writers to write the script and have major Japanese Studios Production I.G, Madhouse and some small timers, Studio 4°C and Bee Train to direct/animate the films, the latter was not given much due credit for their contribution in fleshing out the dark knight. I cannot begin to guess why DC comics had done such a thing.

With the recent surge in interest of anime from the west, western companies have perhaps come to realise that it will be a ‘profitable’ move to assilimate anime style into their own milking machine of action heroes. Heck, even britney spears manager is on to it! See what I mean by watching the video below.

Disclaimer: If you hate/detest/loath britney’s voice, please kindly turn off the sound before suffering serious percussions. I am not liable for any hearing problems incurred from listening to the below video.

Assilimate it? Yes. Credit the east? Nope, too much pride PLUS, they can tell their hardcore batman (bald middle aged)fanboys (who prolly didn’t ever watch a single episode of anime) that THEY came up with the design first! BOO!

However, it’s really great to see that after the Matrix where the Wachowski Brothers credited Ghost in the shell as their source of inspiration, anime continues to have a stepping stone into the west (Naruto or bleach doesn’t count. Seriously.)

The next six posts will be individual reviews for each short film. Enjoy the screenshots.

Have I got a story for you.

3 Responses to “Batman: Gotham Knight Review”

  1. 1 Zero
    16 July 2008 at 9:33 pm

    the Batman Gotham Knight DVD was awesome sure the first story was probably the wierdest one but it was well done i like the different approach different studios took on making it and i also like the fact that this falls into continuity with Batman Begins and the upcoming hit The Dark Knight this friday.

  2. 2 Loba
    16 July 2008 at 10:30 pm

    I gotten my hands on the Blu-Ray version =3

    The key points the 6 stories pointed out are:
    1) Gordon’s has 2 right hand man/woman
    2) Gang war between the russians and Sal Maroni
    3) The scarecrow is out on the loose.
    4) Killer Croc is out there too.

  3. 3 silentremembrance
    17 July 2008 at 4:49 am

    I like Gotham Knight as well. All six episodes really support each other well and also support Batman’s saga. My only complaint is it’s too short :]

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