Batman: Gotham Knight
Batman takes on Deadshot, Killer Croc and other deadly foes in six anime-inspired short films. Together, the interlocking tales bridge 2005's Batman Begins and its 2008 sequel, The Dark Knight, and illuminate our antihero's troubled psyche.
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- DVD and Blu-ray
PG-13Stylized violence, including some bloody images
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), Japanese, Portuguese, ThaiClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Japanese: Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary; exclusive Sneak Peek at DC Universe's Wonder Woman.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), German, JapaneseClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Japanese: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, German: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this is a cartoon anthology, not to be confused with the Batman movie The Dark Knight. It's also unlike the various Batman children's TV cartoons over the years. The approach goes for a more "grown-up" Batman viewership/reader demographic, mainly via bloody PG-13 type violence, and not much humor. No Robin or Batgirl, and Gotham City is depicted as overwhelmed with gangs and bizarre evildoers.
- Sexual Content
- A few bikinis and low-cut dresses briefly seen.
- Blood gushes from Batman's wounds and in a gory hospital sequence. Decapitation and Bat-violence in a fantasy. Much fighting, gunshots, and explosions. One character shot through the head.
- "Ass" uttered once.
- Social Behavior
- Batman never kills (except in an exaggerated anecdote we see dramatized) and seems to act noble and suitably heroic -- even though one story segment questions Bruce Wayne's motivations and crime-fighting roots in personal vengeance. The animated cast is racially integrated (though mostly male), and one segment concerns Hindu culture and mysticism, in sketchy fashion.
- Tie-in to vast quantities of related merchandise.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Social drinking
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it