Batman: Gotham Knight (2008 Film) Review

Batman: Gotham Knight movie poster

As many of you know I’m a big Batman fan. So I’ve been meaning to catch up on many of the Dark Knight’s animated movies. I overlooked Batman: Gotham Knight as it’s a collection of six (related) short-stories set between Batman Begins and Dark Knight. They also worked with a Japanese studio to give the animation an anime-inspired look.

Batman vs deadshot Batman: Gotham Knight movie

The six mini-films are all part of Bruce Wayne’s early struggles to become Gotham’s greatest protector except the first. It’s a short story about the imagination of four teenagers who describe their eye-witness accounts of Batman.

Bruce Wayne Batman: Gotham Knight movie

The rest fit between Batman Begins and the Dark Knight. It shows some of Bruce’s training to become a better fighter, but also gives more a glimpse of Gotham’s darker side. It features two Batman villians, Killer Croc and Deadshot. Both of whom give Batman quite the challenge.

Batman: Gotham Knight movie

Overall while I liked the art style, I didn’t dig Gotham Knight terribly much. The non-central story doesn’t make it very appealing to me. I also thought that only the last story was really excellent. It had some potential but this is far from the best adventure for Batman.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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