I'll have to pick this up since I love me some Ben McKenzie (only $5?). I also liked the "Year One" comic but I think Nolan/Goyer new what to take and what to leave from it, not to mention what to add to it.
This movie is definitely a great buy for $5. Batman: Year One is one of my favorite Batman films.
I loved this movie... it is one of the best animated Batman I like. My favorite scene in Year One was when the bat came through the window and landed on the bust of Thomas Wayne... I loved seeing that on film!
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But then again, he's praised Batman Begins a lot.
Most of the changes were Darren Aronofsky(You know, the guy who actually knew how to write movie scripts at the time and taught Miller how to do it) and Miller approved and helped with the dialogue and some plot points, but those radical plot points were Aronofsky's. And Honestly the script wasn't nearly as aweful as you guys are saying. It could have been an AWESOME Eleseworlds and as a Film, I seriously think that Aronofsky could have made it work, there are few who could, probably one, but Aronofsky? Yeah. Definitely.
...And does Mr. Goddanm Batman says so much as ''Thanks''? OF COURSE not. That'd hardly be GRIM AND GRITTY, would it?
-DKU's Jim Gordon.
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It was a fine movie but I really would have preferred a DCAU version of Batman's origins. The bits we get from TAS and Phantasm were really interesting.
If this movie was 10-15 minutes longer than I think it would have been absolutely perfect. I truly loved the storytelling and the smooth animation and this movie looks great in blu-ray, I just hope DC animation keeps making animated movies on Batman because as it stands I've read that this movie is the lowest selling DC animated film they've done yet. That could be because some stores were giving this away for free with the latest Batman video game and that could have altered the numbers for Year One due to the individual SKU not being rung through POS in retail.
I enjoyed it...much better than Gotham Knight, but slightly below Under the Red Hood.
I wish DC would reconsider doing The Judas Contract (Teen Titans). I want something other than another Batman, Superman, or Justice League film.
I know about Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and the upcoming Flashpoint...but still. There's another Superman coming (Brainiac), and I'm sure another Batman is not far behind.