Directed By: Chris Palmer
Starring: Jensen Ackles, Naya Rivera, Josh Duhamel, Billy Burke, Titus Welliver, David Dastmalchian, Troy Baker, Amy Landecker, Julie Nathanson, Jack Quaid, Fred Tatasciore and Alastair Duncan.
Synopsis: The reign of terror wrought by the Holiday killer continues in Gotham City. With each calculated crime, the stakes rise as tensions boil over between the Falcone and Maroni crime families. As Batman, James Gordon and Harvey Dent race to solve the deadly puzzle, a breach at Arkham Asylum brings villainous players into the game. Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel, Batman: The Long Halloween – Part Two concludes this gripping chapter in the Dark Knight’s saga.
Review: The Long Halloween continues, part two picks up a few months where the first movie left off and once again saving young Batman’s ass is Catwoman. The relationship between Bruce/Selina, Batman/Catwoman is a recurring theme and here it puts them together as more of a duo who know what each other do but also respect each others craft, Selina saves Batman quite a few times throughout, their chemistry adds some light to Batman’s dark life.
The pressure is on in the second instalment to find The Holiday Killer, with increasing hits on the mob and tensions rising, Harvey Dent is becoming a target not only from the mob, but an inner voice fighting to take control of Harvey, which spoiler alert it does. The Long Halloween Part Two gives us the introduction of Two-Face.
Two-Face is cold and ruthless and his introduction stands as a highlight of this part. Two-Face takes the fight to the mob and recruits all the main Batman villains to take down mob boss Falcone, which is a really awesome moment that has Batman and Catwoman face to face with Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, Joker, Two-Face, Penguin, The Mad Hatter and Solomon Grundy, all while trying to protect Falcone. This being an animated ‘after hours’ DC event there is quite a bit of bloodshed.
The Long Halloween Part Two really kicks the story into high gear and delivers the answers we have been craving from investing in the first part, though fans may spot some slight differences nothing takes away or diminishes the story we all love. As said before Chris Palmer, stand up and take a bow! You delivered a fantastic story that lived up to the comics and Jensen Ackles…you are…Batman!
The Long Halloween is a story that must be watched, fans of the comics or fans of just the character Batman will love and appreciate this movie. Well done to all involved!!