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'Batman: Gotham By Gaslight' Trailer: The Dark Knight vs. Jack the Ripper

'Batman: Gotham By Gaslight' Trailer: The Dark Knight vs. Jack the Ripper
From Slashfilm - November 10, 2017

Its the Dark Knight vs. Jack the Ripper inBatman: Gotham By Gaslight. The all-new, R-rated adaptation of theElseworlds comic takes Batman back in time, to an era where Jack the Ripper leaves London and begins stalking the streets of Gotham. A new Batman Gotham by Gaslight trailer provides our first look at this new animated Batman adventure.

What if notorious (and un-caught) serial killer Jack the Ripper came across the pond and ended up in Gotham City? Thats the premise ofBatman: Gotham by Gaslight, the latest animated DC adventure. Like previous DC animated adaptations,Gotham By Gaslight has an R-rating, which means this isnt for the kids.

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight trailer

Theres a lot to unpack here. First and foremost is the fact that the usual animated Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy isnt involved. Instead,Star Trek andGeralds Game actorBruce Greenwood is providing the voice of the Dark Knight. The second thing to notice: the animation leaves something to be desired. Perhaps Im being too picky here, but I long for the glory days ofBatman: The Animated Series, where the animation was stylish and gorgeous to look at. The animation here, in sharp contrast, is rather flatit lacks both style and depth. This is a problem thats been plaguing a lot of recent DC animated films, particularly the recentThe Killing Joke, which wasterrible.

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