Damn, this is good. The comic is overly political, and original release of this was a mess.
This is focused. I like all the extra artistic choices here the few times it takes things out that were in the comic, but all for good reason. Pacing is EXCELLENT here, keeping the overall focus on Batman's journey. Things that were distracting are removed, and a more tortured Bruce is revealed that is closer to the comic source. Also, the Book structure format is great, keeping the plotlines paced well for interest. Carrie's parent's as over caricatures of liberals hasn't aged well, but the rest feels very in line with BTAS, which I will always love. Dark as hell, in the best way.
This edit of the DC Original Movie(s) is the definitive adaption of Frank Miller's work. If you love the original, this is 100% what you want, As a perk, the more source-accurate 30 min increments have the added bonus of not taking too much time, if you are short of it (like me, ha).
This. This is what I was expecting to get when I purchased the original two-part DVD set. This flows well, removes some pacing issues, and makes the whole story both darker and more engaging. A fitting companion piece to the original graphic novel!
Beautiful edit, and highly recommended!
As a fan of the graphic novel I was very excited about the two-parter animated movie. It had a lot of the "good stuff", but it was padded with new materials that I really disliked, and the pacing was really bad.
Well, no more.
This edit masterfully trims away any distractions and the end result reminded me what I loved about the graphic novel. The narrative flows wonderfully, and the partition into four segments keeps the audience engaged.