Batman Mask of the Phantasm was the first of the Batman animated movies that came out which has Kevin Conroy as Batman. Batman mask of the phantasm was released in 1993 as a spin off movie to its counterpart Batman the animated series and did $5,617,391 in box office. Batman Mask Of The Phantasm begins our first animated movie in a great line of Batman animated movies.
Batman And Mr Freeze: Sub Zero came out in 1998 following Batman Mask Of The Phantasm. This Batman movie focuses primarily on one of Batman`s arc nemesis Mr. Freeze. We are also treated to Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman. Batman And Mr Freeze: Sub Zero is the second animated movie.
Batman Return Of The Joker is our 3rd Batman animated film and tells the tale of the future Batman aka terry McGinnis going into battle with Batman`s most notorious villains `The Joker`. Batman Return Of The Joker is a direct spinoff of the Batman Beyond tv series (which ran from 1999-2001). Batman Return of the Joker was released in 2000 and is the 3rd animated movie.
Batman Mystery Of The Bat Woman was released in 2003 following Batman Return of the Joker. Batman Mystery Of The Bat Woman focuses on a new character in the Batman mythos that never truely got her 15 minutes of fame. Batman uses his detective skills to discover the identity of this new figure in his life as a friend or foe. Batman Mystery Of the Bat Woman is our 4th animated movie.
Batman versus Dracula is a spinoff movie of its counter part The Batman tv series (which ran from 2004 to 2008). Batman versus Dracula focuses on Dracula raising from the dead. Batman has never fought such a mysterious foe before until now. Batman versus Dracula was released in 2005 and is our number 5th in our list of Batman animated movies.
Batman Gotham Knight is another excellent animated movie that came out in 2008. This Batman animated movie gave Batman a twist to his usual style of drawing and adds a touch of Japanese anime. Batman Gotham Knight is created much like the Animatrix was created for The Matrix. Batman Gotham Knight tells the tale of our favorite dark knight in 6 separate story lines and is our 6th Batman animated movie.
Batman Under The Red hood is our 7th film in the line of Batman animated movies that came out to tell the tale of the dark knight. Batman Under The Red Hood arrived in 2010 and did $6,629,178 at the box office. Batman Under the Red Hood focuses on the second Robin Jason Todd, death in the family of Batman that was never truely told on television due to the fact that tv needed to be PG-13 and children friendly.
Batman Year One is amongst the newest Batman animated movies that DC has launched following the great success of the 2010 Batman Under The Red Hood. Batman Year One focuses on the early days of Batman trying to find his way as a vigilante. The movie also focuses on Commissioner Jim gordon before he became commissioner. Jim Gordon has arrived in gotham and discovers that his department and Gotham is in chaos with crime families running free on the streets and the unlawful police that plague his department. Batman year one is released in 2011 and did $3,500,000 in estimation in box office and is our 8th Movie.
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Bruce Wayne returns back to Gotham from a twelve year leave to study martial arts, science and man hunting to see that his home is infested with crime. Jim Gordon has been hired by the current Commissioner to be the lieutenant but Jim is thrown into a world full of corrupted cops when he witnesses his partner Detective Flass assault a teenager on the streets of Gotham for his own entertainment. Bruce Wayne struggles to find himself as a crime fighter and Jim struggles with his moral code and his new job as lieutenant of the Gotham Police Department.
The first thing I noticed when I watched the Batman Year One movie was that its total run time is only over one hour long. I did not do any research to what the Batman Year One movie was all about except for its trailer that I watched from Youtube. The animation style for the movie was very unique and I was quite excited to see my favorite superhero on big screen kicking ass and defending a crime infested city. My eyes were shocked and my rating for the Batman Year One movie fell below what I had hoped to give it. Please stop right now and watch the Batman Year One Animated film in the link below.
The beginning would begin with a narration by lieutenant Gordon (before he became commissioner) which leads me to think that we would get to see Gotham and Batman through lieutenant Gordon’s eyes. Byran Cranston plays an excellent Jim Gordon throughout the movie but unfortunately I cannot say the same about Batman/Bruce Wayne. Brian Mackenzie would voice Batman and would go on to being (in my opinion) the worst voice for Batman in history. They should have brought back Kevin Conroy, the famous voice of Batman, to play the role in Batman Year One Even though it would be more costly to employ Kevin Conroy for the part, it would please all the Batman fans around the world, and yes, Batman has a legion of fans. Other actors portrayal of characters such as Catwoman/Selena Kyle, Carmine Falcone and many other miscellaneous characters in the Batman Universe were great.
As mentioned above, the overall run time of the movie was very disappointing. I felt like there was not enough time for viewers to get into the character and for the characters to develop. It felt very rushed and in a hurry to finish. Coming from its predecessor Batman Under The Hood, I had extremely high expectations for Batman Year one.
Overall, I would recommend this Batman animated film for Batman fans all over the world, but for someone just getting into the Batman mythos, please disregard this movie and start with a batman movie or show that has Kevin Conroy as Batman/Bruce Wayne. I would give this five out of ten and place it just behind Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm.