WHAT WAS GOOD?
Where to begin? Adapting the stories A Death In The Family and Under The Red Hood into a feature film could have proved very problematic as both tales could have left the film's script heavily constrained by continuity. Thankfully writer Judd Winick kept the main story beats in place whilst he crafted a streamlined tale for director Brandon Vietti to run with. And boy did he deliver!
Batman: Under The Red Hood was brilliant, if not brutal and very emotional. The film offered up a storyline that kept events close to Batman's heart and showed the consequences of being a member of the Dynamic Duo.
The film also didn't pull any punches, with the Joker's brutal attack on Robin just being one of the more violent elements of the movie. In fact the Joker seen in Under The Red Hood was more sadistic than any previous animated incarnation of the Clown Prince of Crime.
Additional highlights included Jensen Ackles' performance as Jason Todd/Red Hood; Bruce Greenwood's take on Batman; and pretty much every scene with Black Mask. Oh and of course the Joker was fantastic too, particularly when double-crossing Black Mask.
WHAT WAS BAD?
...Nothing worth worrying about.
Well maybe Nightwing came across as a bit of a chump, but other than that the film was pretty solid!
Batman: Under The Red Hood was a great Batman film which told an important chapter in the ongoing Bat-saga.
Now go and rent/download/borrow it and see for yourself!