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The Honest Trailer for the ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ movie is brutal

'The joke's on you in this wannabe edgy misfire.'

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Aug 31, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 3:24 am CDT

The animated adaptation of The Killing Joke was, in a word, disappointing. After years of waiting for a movie version of the iconic Batman comic, fans were presented with a clunky and sexist adaptation with a bunch of new (and totally unnecessary) second-tier villains.

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Unsurprisingly, the Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailer guys tore it apart.

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The Killing Joke‘s Honest Trailer demolishes the movie in less than four minutes, from Batgirl’s embarrassingly stereotypical gay friend to the weird and out-of-character Batman/Batgirl “romance.” 

“The joke’s on you in this wannabe edgy misfire.” Ouch. 

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*First Published: Aug 31, 2016, 10:20 am CDT