The Batman vs. Dracula (2005) is an American animation thriller horror movie that is based on The Batman animated television series. The movie is filled with action and has a darker tone than the show that I am not sure if younger kids should be watching it. There is major graphic violence that contains gore, and the Joker will give some kids nightmares. Directors Michael Goguen, Seung Eun Kim, Sam Liu, and Brandon Vietti worked amazingly well together as I loved every bit of this movie. The crew did a fantastic job displaying the vibrant colors with great character development. The voice acting, music, violence, gore, body movements, and everything about the move was impressive.
The movie starts by showing us an inmate at the Arkham Asylum telling Joker and the Penguin about a stash of money hidden in Gotham Cemetery. Joker and the Penguin broke out of prison and race to find the money in the cemetery, but Batman intercepted Joker as Penguin flees to the cemetery. Penguin accidently brings a corpse body back to life after he accidently cuts his hand and the blood dripped on the heart of the corpse. Lord Count Dracula is now alive, thanks to Penguin, so he made Penguin into his non-vampiric servant after hypnotizing him. Skip forward, Batman discovers that Dr. Alucard is Dracula and realizes that Dracula is responsible for the numerous amount of citizens who have gone missing. Batman is on a mission to find a vaccine to cure the victims that are vampires. Batman is blamed for the disappearance of the citizens because of bats flying around whenever someone goes missing. After a few events, Dracula vows to kill Batman for refusing his offer to join him. Dracula kidnaps Batman’s girlfriend, and the action does not stop as Batman now has to save his girlfriend. Will Batman reach in time to save his girlfriend? Why did Batman save Penguin and what happened to Penguin?
The movie was a great entertaining thriller filled with magnificent action scenes. I gave this film a nine instead of a solid ten because batman cartoon/animation in my opinion is supposed to be a family show and this by no means was a family show. I also gave it a nine because there were a few goofs and one minor plot hole that might be missed by most viewers. Overall all horror, non-Batman, and Batman fans should give this movie a try because this animation was done nicely.
About Batman vs. Dracula (2005)
Starring: Peter Stormare, Tom Kenny, Kevin Michael Richardson, Tara Strong, Jeff Bennett, Neil Ross, James Sie, Rino Romano, Richard Green, Kevin Carvell, Alastair Duncan
Director: Michael Goguen, Seung Eun Kim, Sam Liu, Brandon Vietti
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