Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)

Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)

Director: Brandon Vietti
Starring: Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles, John DiMaggio

The ghosts of Batman's past come back to haunt him when highly skilled vigilante moves in to take over the drug trade in Gotham City, challenging the monopoly of the mob boss Black Mask and threatening an all-out gang war.

I was a big fan of Batman: The Animated Series during its run and it's interesting to see what they do with an even darker take on the material in these DTV movies. Speaking of interesting, the casting choices intrigued me with Bruce Greenwood as the Caped Crusader, Neil Patrick Harris as Nightwing and John DiMaggio as the Joker. The dialog can be a bit spotty in places, but overall it's pretty good. Sometimes I think the Joker tended to be a bit underplayed, but that's a minor quibble. If you're a Bat-fan and you want to see a story that's darker than what you get to see on TV, this is well worth watching.

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