After finally getting caught up on some movie watching I had a chance to watch DC and Warner Bros. Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham. Released on March 28th, this latest animated film is based on the three-issue comic book miniseries written by Mike Mignola, Richard Pace, and Troy Nixey. Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham is a 1920s-based story where Batman will battle Lovecraftian forces ready to destroy Gotham, which was released because of him (Bruce Wayne). This dark alternate universe story is one Batman fans will want to watch.
Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham
Now before we go any future I must warn you that this is not your typical high-tech Batman. This 1920s-based story follows Bruce Wayne heading back to Gotham after being gone for many years. Once there Batman must learn to fight Lovecraftian forces that are there because of Wayne. Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham begins with Wayne and his team exploring the artic. While there they come across remains of a failed expedition that was led by Oswald Cobblepott.
When it looked like they would not find any survivors Wayne found two; Cibblepott and one other, and that is when this story starts to go dark. Bruce ends up in a cave fighting some crazy monsters and accidentally helps release an evil. This evil will eventually try to destroy Gotham. This is as far as I will go into the story because I want you to watch it without spoilers.
Now I will talk a little bit about the characters you will run into Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham. In this film, you get Elseworlds versions of Etrigen the Demon, Jim Gordon, Harvey Dent, Poison Ivy, Man-Bat, Lucius Fox, Mister Freeze, and many more. Given a Lovecraftian look, these characters are not like the ones you have seen in other animated films; but they are close enough to not take away from who they are.
My Final Thoughts
Once again DC and Warner Bros. did an amazing job putting the cast together for Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham. David Giuntoli (Batman), Tati Gabrielle (Kai Li Cain), Christopher Gorham (Oliver Queen), John DiMaggio (James Gordon), Patrick Fabian (Harvey Dent), and Brian George (Alfred) worked well together and they did an outstanding job bringing these animated characters to life.
The animation looked great as well. While it keeps you in that 1920s feel it did a great job keeping you in the film. The fight scenes were also done very well. Even during the down times, the animation kept you on the edge of your seat because you were just waiting for more evil magic to appear.
No not everything was great in Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham. It did feel like the story was a bit rushed. With this 1920s storyline, you really didn’t have much of a back story on the characters throughout the film. But even with this, the Lovecraftian spin on Batman’s allies and enemies was enough to make this film special for any Batman fan. Also, the creative team did a good job of mostly sticking with the original comic storyline; making Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham a must-watch for Batman fans.
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