I have started to write this post three times now but I just can’t find the right angle to get across how really fantastic this direct to DVD (and available for direct download) title from Warner Brothers animation is.
It’s just about the best Batman thing I have ever seen on film. I’ve been a Bruce Timm fan since the very first episode of Batman – The Animated Series. I”ve had the good fortune to meet him twice and I am planning to seek him out at New York Comic Con this weekend simply to say “Thank You”. I had very little interest in seeing this adaption of the Frank Miller masterpiece. I’m sort of at a place lately where I’ve had my fill of reboots and re-tellings. I want something new. While that is still the case, I have to admit that seeing the quintessential Batman Origin tale brought to “life” by these incredibly talented animators and voice actors has reminded me of why people keep reading Shakespeare.
It’s really THAT good. Seek it out.