Batman: The Killing Joke

Comic Animation Action


A ghastly take on the origin story of The Joker.

"Batman: The Killing Joke" is meant to be a dark and depressing exploration of how 'The Joker' came to be. But this animated interpretation of the graphic novel serves no purpose and ends up as a confusing mess. Lack of structure, a missing antagonist, a bizarre musical number and some questionable choices in character interactions do this movie no favours. The only redeeming feature of this film is the voice acting. The joke's on us.

Jessica Avelsgaard

Limited Release 24th July 2016
Roadshow Films 98 mins