When it comes to the DC universe my favourite character is Batman (very uncommon…I know ;).
Growing up I saw all the Batman movies and watched all of the animated series (including Batman beyond).
A few days ago we were browsing the internet for movies when we spotted this one, “Batman, Gotham by Gaslight”.
Set in the Victorian age, telling the tale of the notorious ‘Jack the Ripper’. It includes most of the Batman castmembers but their roles are not as you would expect.
Well known villains die early on. Some villains are good guys and some good guys are villians.
Its pretty gruesome for a Batman animated movie considering all the blood, stabbing and mentioning of whores and hookers, compared to what we are used to from seeing in the tv series.
Nonetheless the plot is well written, not at all predictable at some points (which I love).
A must see (not a must buy perse) if you are a Batman fan.
- Interesting use of original characters
- Art style
All in all a pretty good animated film. I give it a 7.5 out of 10