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Reviewed in Canada on July 6, 2021
I'll be honest. I don't know the source material of The Long Halloween. So I went into this blind. I have however watched ever other Batman animated movie from the past 30 years, so I do know a bit.

As a DC animated film, this is a good one. It's done in the same animation style as Superman: Man of Tomorrow, and Justice Society: World War II. It's a style I wasn't a big fan of at first, but the more I see of it, the more I like it. There are a few slow parts. But overall the animation is great. The voice cast is very good. My biggest issue is actually Troy Baker (who I love). Mostly because he feels TOO close to Mark Hamill as the Joker. It's distracting from the rest of the more realistic and subdued voice acting.

The story is a mystery case. There's a murdered that has been killing people on holidays. Spoiler, they don't solve the case by the end of the movie. Sometimes it works in movies to split them into two. Here, it just works ok. The best comparison is Batman The Dark Knight Returns. It worked great because the first movie felt like a fully contained film. And Part 2 was like a continuation. Here, we do not figure who Holiday is. I'm assuming that is resolved in Part 2. The end of this Part 1 is climatic. But it's not enough to feel completely satisfied.

I ended up renting this digitally. I may wait to buy Part 1 + Part 2, if they do that in the future, just like The Dark Knight Returns. But you can't go wrong with getting this movie. The more I think about it, it feels like a great DC animated film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very good Batman adaptation. But remember it's only Part 1.
By Kevin on July 6, 2021
I'll be honest. I don't know the source material of The Long Halloween. So I went into this blind. I have however watched ever other Batman animated movie from the past 30 years, so I do know a bit.

As a DC animated film, this is a good one. It's done in the same animation style as Superman: Man of Tomorrow, and Justice Society: World War II. It's a style I wasn't a big fan of at first, but the more I see of it, the more I like it. There are a few slow parts. But overall the animation is great. The voice cast is very good. My biggest issue is actually Troy Baker (who I love). Mostly because he feels TOO close to Mark Hamill as the Joker. It's distracting from the rest of the more realistic and subdued voice acting.

The story is a mystery case. There's a murdered that has been killing people on holidays. Spoiler, they don't solve the case by the end of the movie. Sometimes it works in movies to split them into two. Here, it just works ok. The best comparison is Batman The Dark Knight Returns. It worked great because the first movie felt like a fully contained film. And Part 2 was like a continuation. Here, we do not figure who Holiday is. I'm assuming that is resolved in Part 2. The end of this Part 1 is climatic. But it's not enough to feel completely satisfied.

I ended up renting this digitally. I may wait to buy Part 1 + Part 2, if they do that in the future, just like The Dark Knight Returns. But you can't go wrong with getting this movie. The more I think about it, it feels like a great DC animated film.
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