Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #88
The Minstrel, Q-boy, & Slowku On School
Don’t really have anything to say about this comic so I’m going to go off topic and talk about the animated movie “Batman: The Killing Joke”. I finally got around to watching this and wow does “Batgirl” get done dirty. So if you don’t know the in the comic this movie is based on “The Joker” shoots and permanently paralyzes “Batgirl” (until the “New 52”) as part of his plot to drive “Commisioner Gordon” insane like himself. It’s a great comic but kinda problematic because “Batgirl” is basically just used at a plot device and there some real dark stuff suggested that happens to her as well.
It seem likes the movie tries to make this better (and to fill up time since the comic isn’t enough material for a whole movie) by adding a “Batgirl” adventure to the beginning. This makes things a lot worse. First of all it just doesn’t fit with the rest of the movie. It’s very badly done and it’s jarring when the story just switches. Also the story doesn’t make “Batgirl” look very good. It makes her seem pretty amatuerish and “Batman” REALLY talk down to her. Then she kinda throws a tantrum and tries to fight him… Then she gets all hot and bothered and bangs “Batman”. I knew going in that this happens and it’s so much worse than I thought. It’s really gross.
The part that just adapts “The Killing Joke” is pretty good, but again wow was the “Batgirl” stuff unnecessary. They should have really made it clearly two separate stories. One about “Batgirl’s” last mission before she retires (where she’s competent and doesn’t bang “Batman”) and then “The Killing Joke” story. That’s just my 2 cents though. What are yours?
That’s it for this week. See ya next Tuesday-Thursday for more Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!