The animated Batman movies created by DC tend to have a changeable quality, but in general manage to bring to life the greatest fantasies of fans of the DC characterfrom see ‘The return of the dark knight‘ from Frank Miller to ‘The Killing Joke’. If the best animated Batman movie was Bruce Timm’s ‘Batman: Mask of the Phantasm’, now the creator will continue with the ‘Cape Crusader’ series with JJ Abrams thanks to Amazon, while DC achieves the miracle by putting the character in the world of HP Lovecraft.
batman at the mountains of madness
Batman’s rational mind is put to the test when a force older than time threatens the world in ‘Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham’, the twenty-third animated film of the character who adapts the 2000 DC serialized graphic novel of the same name Elseworlds, written by Mike Mignola with Richard Pace and illustrated by Troy Nixey and Dennis Janke with Dave Stewart. It has appeared on both Blu-ray and Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment.
DC’s new animated film pits Batman against Lovecraft’s supernatural creations in an impossible crossover about a 1920s explorer Bruce Wayne who unwittingly unleashes an ancient and powerful ‘At the Mountains of Madness’-style evil, even with the albino penguins from the novel. In addition, he faces new versions of already known allies and enemies, such as Green Arrow, Ra’s al Ghul style of abdul alhazred Mr. Freeze, Killer Croc, Two Faces, in a reinvention close to ‘Re-Sonator’ and james gordon.
A new opportunity for Cape Crusader
A fantasy for fans of the most vintage Lovecraft, although it is a shame that they have decided to leave the rating at PG-13, and that the style of all current animated films is so homogeneous that the comic book style is lost. Still, probably the best thing we’ll see come out of DC this year. On the other hand, the latest Batman animated series was almost canceled before it had a chance to start, but Amazon Prime Video has saved it. ‘Batman: Caped Crusader’.
‘Batman: Caped Crusader’ was originally announced in May 2021 and as HBO Max content but was one of the victims of the streak of cost-cutting decisions that ended Batgirl, among others, so the project was put up for auction for their rights, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, with platforms like Netflix, Hulu and Apple fighting for them. Finally, the series lands on Amazon Prime Video, where Reeves, Abrams and Timm will have the opportunity to spend at least two seasons.