Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two (Blu-ray) – Movie Review
Follow Genre: Animation, Action, Crime
Director: Chris Palmer
Distributor: Warner Bros Home Entertainment
Duration: 87 minutes

Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two (Blu-ray) – Movie Review

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Back in June, we took a closer look at Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One, which proved to be an interesting look at the early years of Batman’s vigilante career. The movie was quite violent and we were driven to the edge of our seats to finally learn who the Holiday Killer would be. Sadly, the grim adventure ended before the big reveal, as it was part of a diptych, of which the second part has now been released. We resume the dark adventures in Gotham, where no mobster seems to be safe anymore, with The Long Halloween, Part Two.

Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two continues three months after the events of the first film. Bruce Wayne (Jensen Ackles) finds himself under the control of Poison Ivy’s (Katee Sackhoff) powers, slowly relinquishing all his properties and donating them to the Falcone family. When Catwoman (Naya Rivera) finally finds an opening in Poison Ivy’s defenses, she manages to free Bruce from Ivy’s spell. From this point onwards, the hunt for the Holiday Killer once again continues. At the same time, Sofia Falcone (Laila Berzins) returns home to her father, hoping she would also get a seat at the table, but her request is quickly denied. We also see Harvey Dent (Josh Duhamel) battle his inner demons, where his dark side is slowly gaining ground.

The flow is somewhat the same as the first movie, but the beginning was a bit confusing with the situation Bruce all of a sudden found himself in. After a few minutes, however, we were back up to speed and the search for the Holiday Killer continued. Once again we were served small snippets of information, allowing us to speculate more and more as to who the killer might be. All signs immediately point to Harvey Dent, but as was proven during the first part, things might not always be as they seem.

In terms of acting performances, the cast remains largely the same. We do get a few new characters thrown in the mix, such as Poison Ivy, Sofia Falcone, Scarecrow and
Mad Hatter. These all come with proper voice acting, but we do have to say that Katee Sackhoff and Laila Berzins nailed Poison Ivy and Sofia Falcone respectively. Other than that, we didn’t get that much more than we saw in the first movie, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing given the great cast members that are supporting this movie.

As we have often seen in the past, the Blu-ray editions of these animated films are always filled to the brim with special content. This time was no exception, and we were quite eager to dive into the previews of different movies that are soon to be released. To top things off, there is a small story about the Blue Beetle, as well as two episodes about Two-Face from the old classic Batman: The Animated Series. Again, you’re getting around an hour and a half of special content to browse through. Having this much additional content adds a lot of extra value to a physical release such as this one.

Conclusion

Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two is an interesting conclusion of the story about the Holiday Killer. We enjoyed the tale from start to finish and a lot of interesting story choices were made for this diptych. We do have to mention that this story is not really child-friendly, so beware when watching this one with little children running around the house. That being said, we love these animated tales and we already can’t wait to see some of the ones mentioned in the extras of this Blu-ray edition.

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