This includes the Gotham Aerospace Research centre, which the Joker and his clown gang have invaded. I'd even go so far as to say it's next to impossible to think of either Bruce, Wayne or Timm, without soon thinking of the other. Extras include the making-of featurette, which includes interviews with the cast and crew that serve as an intro to the series, as well as sharing some useful information about voice acting and how animated series are produced. It isn't kids' stuff, but then neither is Dini's story, its unsettling themes, the various character arcs, or the disquieting tragedies that come to light over the course of Batman's final showdown with the Joker. Turns out Return of the Joker has never sounded better either.
However, we're reserving judgement until we get hold of the final code, because originally looked good and then turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. The visuals are stunning, and the 5. In that time, Timm has delivered a number of terrific animated series, produced a string of excellent feature-length animated films to great success I might add , and helped guide and nurture some of the finest Batman stories to grace the small screen, not to mention the long-standing Batman mythos at large. As a result, the film was substantially re-edited shortly before release on December 12, 2000, to reduce the violence. Terry is killed by the Jokerz but and the original Batman manage to subdue Chronos and put things right, therefore restoring Terry and returning the Jokerz to normal. According to the screenplay, what happened to Tim Drake and the Joker was over 35 years ago. The character of Woof was created as a tribute to , the pet hyenas of The Joker in.
Hamill's Joker is more restrained than usual, and is even more chilling as a result. In the original version, her clothes are blue and purple. They know these characters, they know their personalities, and they know their histories. It is set in the of the animated series , in which Bruce Wayne has retired from crime fighting, giving the mantle of Batman to high-school student , and serves as a sequel to both and. We'll never know why Warner Bros. As a proverbial passing of the torch, it works well.
In the edited version, the knife was removed, but the sound of the knife cutting through the strings can still be heard and the hole it makes in the curtain can still be seen. But by the end of the series' tremendous first season, he had become far more than just another name. It pulls no punches, is tightly plotted and paced and, from the opening free-for-all against a new gang of Jokerz to the climactic showdown between villain and hero, never lets up. Woof even had a line in the original script, but it was cut. But the heart of the movie isn't the action, it's the character dynamics.
In addition, the setup lines were changed. After Wayne is hospitalized upon being treated with the antidote, Terry convinces Commissioner to explain the truth surrounding Joker's disappearance. Returning to the Batcave, Terry discovers that amongst the damage done by Joker in his attack on Bruce, only the Robin outfit was ripped apart, and deduces that Tim is working with the Joker. It doesn't feel like it. What a mistake that would have been. Unsourced material may be challenged and.
Beyond is based on the cartoon series of the same name, which stars not Bruce Wayne but an all new futuristic hero who has donned the Dark Knight mantle. The series, though less compelling than Timm's first foray into Gotham, was a smartly penned, sharply animated, surprisingly hard- hitting in-continuity delight. Unfortunately, it's all flash and fluff. Bruce Wayne is an old cranky guy. That's what's so great about Bruce Timm and Paul Dini. However, when Bruce himself is attacked, Terry discovers the Joker's terrifying secret.
In the edited version, it is a man and a woman. Let's hope that manages to better the last comic outing - but let's face it that won't be difficult! The Dark Knight creeps up on the N64 unnoticed but he's not quite the Gotham City hero you might be expecting. Minor artifacting and banding haunt a number of backgrounds -- enough to draw the eye on more than one occasion -- but I suspect most instances trace back to the film's source, not an encoding deficiency. The sequence where he tortures Robin reminds me a lot of the Joker with the crowbar in A Death in the Family right before he blows Robin into little chunky bits. For long-time fans, it's particularly fun to finally see Conroy's face, and to learn the sequence of production.
Tracing the Joker to the abandoned Jolly Jack Candy Factory, Terry infiltrates it only to discover that Tim is not working for the Joker, but in fact is him, when he transforms into the villain. Bios are included for Bruce Wayne, Terry McGinnis, the Joker, the Dee-Dee twins and Woof. In the early drafts of the film's script, Joker's sidekick was originally set to be killed in the flashback sequence. But should such wishful thinking affect an evaluation of an otherwise commendable encode's raw quality? Sadly, the only extra worth digging into is the disc's excellent audio commentary. As a feature-length film, well. Especially in the flashbacks, the Joker here is now truly the classic and twisted character that he is in the comics. But even with Timm at the helm, Batman Beyond was greeted with a fair amount of skepticism when it debuted in 1999.