Batman: Gotham Knight

"Get Ready... to Rage Against Evil."

Batman: Gotham Knight is a collection of short films, done by different animation studios, that depict the Dark Knight in various different stages of his career and fighting a wide variety of villains. More geared towards the traditional Batman rather than the one portrayed by Christopher Nolan, this collection bears a striking resemblance to the Animatrix, which was a companion piece to the Matrix trilogy.

Have I Got a Story For You: The first film is similar to an episode of the Batman Animated Series, where three different kids all give explanations of what Batman is really like. In the end he actually shows up, and they all see him in the flesh.

Crossfire: In Crossfire, two Gotham police officers are transporting a prisoner and arguing over whether or not Batman can be trusted. The officers inadvertently get involved in a shootout between gangs, when Batman swoops in to end the conflict and save the cops.

Field Test: Lucius Fox, the genius inventor behind many of Batman's gadgets, creates a device that deflects bullets. Batman takes it onto a case where he's attempting to force a truce between Russian and Italian gangs. A bullet accidentally deflects from Batman and into a gang member, and he declines to use the device further.

In Darkness Dwells: In this film, a priest is kidnapped by Killer Croc, who has been affected by the Scarecrow's fear toxin. Though bitten by Croc, and suffering from the effects of the toxin, Batman manages to save the priest and put an end to Scarecrow's reign in the Narrows.

Working Through Pain: This short details Batman's endeavors to learn how to control pain, switching between him injured in the present and being taught in India in the past.

Deadshot: Batman has to stop infamous assassin Deadshot from killing James Gordon. He does so, crippling the professional gunman.

PG-13
| 2008 | 1 hr 16 min | 6.8/10
Cast
Studio
Director
Yasuhiro Aoki, Futoshi Higashide
Language
English
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