Batman: Under the Hood

Batman: Under the Hood
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Batman faces his ultimate challenge as the mysterious Red Hood takes Gotham City by firestorm. One part vigilante, one part criminal kingpin, Red Hood begins cleaning up Gotham with the efficiency of Batman, but without following the same ethical code. Killing is an option. And when the Joker falls in the balance between the two, hard truths are revealed and old wounds are reopened.

This fan edit trusts the audience by removing exposition which tells too much story rather than allowing the viewer to experience the adventure and solve the mystery along with Batman, and Batman himself is now in character: a man of action!
This was an amazing film for so many reasons, yet there are two things that bother me about the original film; the fact that the first few minutes completely destroyed the mystery of the story, and the very blatant exposition found in the first few minutes after the opening credits. By removing these two elements, the film has become the mystery story it was intended to be, and Batman becomes more in tune with his character; a man of action, not words.
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- Removed all elements before the opening credits.
- Removed blatant exposition found in the first few minutes after the opening
No art.

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This edit deserved better than passing totally unnoticed as it did. I suppose it had something to do with the lack of a DVD version. In any case, it’s a pretty huge improvement over the original, which did have a first act for dummies. The movie does work much better without the prologue, which is a huge spoiler in itself, and without the Captain Obviousness in the robot fight sequence (also, thank you for losing some really awful one-liners, I wish you removed more of them throughout the movie), the cutting of which shows that you DO know how to edit, beyond removing a prologue. However, I think that instead of discarding the prologue entirely, you should have inserted it in the much later Ra’s Al Ghul sequence. That part of Batman history is too important to be dispatched with an almost casual “Then, he murdered the boy”. This version of the movie, while better than the original, does feel even more slight than the original was (why oh WHY must all the DCAU movies be as dreadfully short?). Would you please consider a 2.0 version that reinserts that sequence where it should always have been, thus improving on the improvement?

Meanwhile, even as it is, this gets an 8/10.
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