Out of all the comics featuring the Joker, Batman: The Killing Joke is one of the best and the most controversial. Warner Bros’ recent animated adaptation of The Killing Joke, however, is certainly controversial. But not because it’s good.
Not long after beating the snot of No Man’s Sky, Honest Trailers has taken aim at WB Animation for their adaptation of the comic.
It’s taken a while for The Killing Joke to be turned into a movie. The most recent attempt is the third time its come up for production. The length of the source material has always been a challenge, and then there’s the controversy surrounding the Joker and Barbara Gordon.
But, as Honest Trailers points out, the problem with WB’s adaption is far more basic. It’s poorly delivered and poorly conceived on so, so many levels.
Comics and their publishers have come an awful long away in the last 30 years. Shame The Killing Joke didn’t.