Pointless Nonsense

Posted in movies by Bill on July 26, 2016

killingjokeThe Killing Joke is DC’s latest direct-to-video animated movie, this one (partly) an adaptation of the Alan Moore/Brian Bolland classic. It’s derailed by a really pointless addition focusing on Batgirl, and is ultimately pretty dumb, despite bringing back the classic animated series cast.

I’d heard about the addition, and I’d assumed it was to offset the fact that in the original, Barbara’s role is to answer the door and get shot, which is a pretty dumb waste of one of the handful of most important characters in Batman’s corner of the DC universe. But instead of doing it to give her some time in the spotlight and give her a heroic moment, she… screws up a lot, and because Batman treats her like garbage, she fucks him on a rooftop. I have absolutely no idea what the point of any of that was.

Some of the things from the comic were cool to see animated, but that’s about it.


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