Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One’ Review
Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 1 is an absolutely stunning adaptation of the classic Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale comic series. In a Gotham City ruled by organized crime, The dark knight faces a mysterious assassin who cannot be stopped by brute force or terror. Learn to be a true detective, where everyone is a suspect and the killer’s motives are equally perplexing. Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One reaches a level of storytelling and film noir art that surpasses anything we’ve seen to date in genre animation. It’s really gripping with complex characters and an unpredictable plot. Tragically, the film also marks the final performance of the talented Naya Rivera. Who passed away shortly after completing her voiceover as Catwoman.
The story begins with a tense encounter. Bruce Wayne (Jensen Ackles) turns down an overture by powerful mob boss Carmine Falcone (Titus Welliver). That night, Halloween, a close associate of Falcone is found murdered. The killer left behind an untraceable weapon, a Halloween pumpkin, and strangely used a bottle nipple as a silencer. Captain James Gordon (Billy Burke) and Gotham District Attorney Harvey Dent (Josh Duhamel) meet Batman on the roof of the compound. The last thing they need is a war between the crime syndicates. Catwoman (Naya Rivera) makes an appearance to attract Batman. There is something important that you need to show him.
Several weeks later, on Thanksgiving, the killer strikes again. The city simmers as the target’s allies seek revenge. Batman, Gordon, and Dent realize that a more insidious plan is in the works. The list of suspects is too long. They need more information to understand what is happening. Batman decides that a different approach to the investigation is needed. Unleash a terrifying opponent that significantly increases the stakes of a bloody game.
Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 1 is inspired by the pinnacle of the gangster. Carmine Falcone is almost the spitting image of Marlon Brando’s “Don Vito Corleone” from The Godfather. I have to believe that royalty was paid to use his image. The character is apparently threatening. He rules Gotham City with an iron fist, but he has many enemies. The killer is apparently behind Falcone’s empire. But Salvatore Maroni (Jim Pirri), a competing mobster, may also be in the crosshairs. Batman must navigate a maze of trash, psychopaths, and betrayal. Part of the fun of the movie is figuring out who in the rogue gallery is part of the assassin conspiracy.
The animation and action scenes are fantastic. Everything is ultra-stylized in a grim 1930s gangster spirit. Cars, felt-hat mafia thugs, and firing submachine guns feel like The Untouchables Satisfies Chinatown. The filmmakers expertly capture comic book settings in a truly cinematic style. They paint a black mystery canvas with a captivating hero who really works to make progress. The Batman shown here does not use advanced technology. He’s not exactly JJ Gittes or Eliot Ness with a hood, but a tough butt kicker who needs to increase his investigative acumen.
Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 1 has tantalizing subplots that thicken the soup. Harvey Dent plays an important role. Like Catwoman taking off her masks, Selena Kyle’s relationship with Bruce Wayne adds another tangled element to the narrative. Writer Tim Sheridan (The death and return of Superman) has time to establish a serious depth of character. We get to know the players in an intricate way, ultimately driving the mystery at the heart of the story.
It’s obvious from the title that a suspense awaits you. Raise your expectations because it is a blast. The fans will be looking forward to the second part. Warner Bros. Animation has arguably delivered the best animated movie in the DC Universe. I liked Justice League: Doom, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, Y Death of superman. After my initial viewing, I feel like this movie is superior; but it is true that I am still enjoying its glow. Stay for the credits. Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 1 it is available digitally and on DVD / Blu-ray from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The second part It will be released on July 27, 2021.
Batman: The Long Halloween
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