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Batman: Gotham Knight (2008)

PG-13 | | Animation, Action, Crime | Video 8 July 2008
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A collection of key events mark Bruce Wayne's life, as he journeys from beginner to Dark Knight.

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Bob Kane (creator: Batman), Jordan Goldberg (story) | 11 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Conroy ... Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Jason Marsden ... Cop / Doctor / Youth 2 / Thomas Wayne (voice)
Scott Menville ... B-Devil / Cop (voice)
George Newbern ... Man in Black / Guido / Man / Youth 3 (voice)
Corey Padnos Corey Padnos ... Porkchop (voice)
Crystal Scales ... Meesh (voice)
Alanna Ubach ... Dander (voice)
Hynden Walch ... Woman / Young Cassandra / Young Bruce / Female Campaign Worker (voice)
Corey Burton ... The Russian / Marshall / Scarecrow (voice)
Gary Dourdan ... Crispus Allen (voice)
Jim Meskimen ... Gordon / Deadshot (voice)
Pat Musick Pat Musick ... News Anchor (voice)
Ana Ortiz ... Anna Ramirez (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Maroni / Mole Man / Youth 4 (voice)
Andrea Romano ... Dispatcher / Martha Wayne (voice)
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Storyline

In this 6-story anthology collection, Batman faces new villains and old ones in a time-line after Batman Begins. In "Have I Got A Story For You", 3 kids tell wildly different stories about Batman during a fight through Gotham. "Crossfire" focuses on two policemen who end up getting in the middle of a crime battle. "Field Test" has Lucius Fox creating a new technology for Batman, but is it too powerful? "In Darkness Dwells" features Killer Croc and Scarecrow, who have kidnapped a priest. "Working Through Pain" goes through flashbacks of Bruce Wayne's training while Batman finds his way through the sewers. Finally, "Deadshot" focuses on the titular sniper, who has a new target in Gotham. Written by Adam

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Rated PG-13 for stylized violence, including some bloody images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 July 2008 (USA) See more »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Originally, they were going to select another actor to play the part of the younger version of Bruce Wayne. However, Conroy convinced them to give him a chance, and they decided to use his voice instead. See more »

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The final segment "Deadshot" shows Bruce Wayne and Alfred living in the manor. This movie takes place between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, during the period when Wayne Manor is being rebuilt. However the producers have acknowledged that the movie isn't necessarily meant to be canon to Christopher Nolan's trilogy and that any of the six segments could easily fall into almost any Batman continuity. See more »

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Nice original addition to the Batman franchise.
1 July 2008 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This movie uses the good and original concept of picking 6 different short stories done by different directors and animation style and put them all back to back on one DVD. It's a welcome addition to the still ever growing Batman franchise.

The variation in story and style of course ensures that every short is a special and interesting one in its own way. It doesn't really get distracting that the animation style for each short story changes. Each short can be watch as one separately from the others but it's also good to watch back to back, even though the stories get hardly connected to each other. The movie doesn't have a constant chronological order and each story is about something different and features also different characters.

The first shorts don't really focus on the Batman character himself but more on the other people in Gotham and how they see him and think about him. The others are still purely about Batman though and his fight against evil. There is a nice balance between the first shorts and the later ones.

Of course not all of the shorts are as good as the others and the quality of them variates between great and entertaining to just plain boring. But overall it just purely entertains. Some of the shorts are also really spectacular to watch with its action and violence involved. I wish some of the shorts were a bit longer, since the stories felt like they had even more potential to be developed more.

Because they are shorts, the story and character development remain very restrained. This is obviously the problem with basically every short movie that ever gets made. It's mostly the reason why this is not a classic or a Batman must-see. But nevertheless the fans should be happy with the end result, since it features the Batman character from a lot of different angles and uses different interpretations of the character, which ensures that the character still remains an interesting one, even when basically everybody all over the world already know who Batman is.

Definitely good to watch!

7/10

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