Watch Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham
- 1 hr 30 min
Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham is a feature-length animated film that marks the first time that the Dark Knight appears in a Lovecraftian universe. The movie is set in the 1920s and follows Bruce Wayne, Batman's alter ego, as he embarks on a perilous journey to defeat a series of ancient and malevolent deities that have taken up residence in Gotham City. David Giuntoli voices Bruce Wayne/Batman in this movie, and he does an excellent job portraying the conflicted hero of the story. Tati Gabrielle and Gideon Adlon are also on hand to lend their voices to the movie's central characters, Selina Kyle and Barbara Gordon, respectively. The trio of actors gives a standout performance and brings the dynamic of their characters to life. One of the things that make Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham stand out is visually. The animation is crisp, with an art style that manages to capture the horror and despair of the Lovecraftian universe. There are plenty of great moments throughout the movie, some of which occur during the film's action sequences. These are intense scenes that showcase Batman's fighting skills that make use of the Lovecraftian themes of the movie, solidifying the filmâs aesthetic. There is a sense of intrigue surrounding the story, with the plot centring around a series of grotesque creatures emerging from an interdimensional portal that opens up in the city streets. These creatures are a Lovecraftian nod to the Old Gods, and it is clear that this deific pantheon is not something that Batman can defeat using his traditional methods. Everything about the Old Gods is overwhelmingly powerful, making them a formidable and deadly foe that threatened to destroy everything. But the movie is not just about the horror elements that originated from Lovecraft's work, it's also about exploring Batman's psyche. Despite the fact that Batman is Gotham's protector, Bruce is merely human, and the film explores his fragile state. This plot device has been included to justify Batman's ability to cope with his own psychological instability, as well as to cause the vast majority of Gothamites to fail in both mental and physical ways. Another standout element of Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham is the original soundtrack composed by Kevin Riepl. It's not overly intrusive, and it sets the mood and tone excellently. The sound editing puts the cherry on top with the sound effects, which give us a real sense of weight as Batman battles the Old Gods. In addition to the main characters, the movie features a wide variety of villains and allies, some of whom will be familiar to fans of the Batman comics. Jason Marsden voices Harvey Dent, the district attorney who becomes Two-Face. David Dastmalchian plays classic Batman villain, the Scarecrow, and Jeffrey Combs voices the Riddler. These characters arenât the main focus of the movie, but they do provide excellent moments of comic book nostalgia for fans, without overarching the unique narrative of the Lovecraftian universe. Overall, Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham is an enjoyable and challenging movie that reminds us of Lovecraft's influence on modern storytelling. The art direction, voice work, and music are all excellent, and the script does a great job of developing both the main characters and the wider Lovecraftian universe. This movie perfect for anyone who loves horror, comics, and animation. While it may be a particularly unique type of superhero movie, it won't disappoint anyone who gives it a chance. Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham is a fresh take on the Dark Knight that is sure to get comic book fans excited. Highly recommended for those who seek the darker side of animation!