DC Showcase - Batman: Death in the Family Review

13. okt. 2020
200 537 Ogledi

DC's newest direct-to-video animated movie is also its first interactive project. Batman: Death in the Family is a retelling of the infamous 1988 comic that allows you the viewer to determine the fate of Jason Todd. But does this "choose your own adventure" format help Death in the Family rise above the crowd? Find out in our full review.

  • This is the 590th comment.

    XXPred dnevom
  • Wow I'm really mad I didnt read these first

    Todd WawrzyckiTodd WawrzyckiPred dnevom
  • So if they whole cast comes back, Where's Jensen Ackles????

    Caleb ChristensenCaleb ChristensenPred dnevom
  • Imagine there only doing this to see what we want so they can make an alternate under the red hood movie later on

    The guy who knows nothingThe guy who knows nothingPred dnevom
  • IGN: *"doesn't make you feel dead"* 9.36246462763466462467627e6/10

    SerificSerificPred 2 dnevi
  • Instead a returning Jensen Ackles voice for Red Hood/Jason Todd, we get a voice over of batman on the scenes from the first one😡 so disappointing

    Outlaw GamerOutlaw GamerPred 2 dnevi
  • Is there a website you can watch all the choices for free

    KDKDPred 3 dnevi
  • Rating of 6? OK I wont watch it then, pitty I was really looking forward to it.

    Sexy GottheitSexy GottheitPred 3 dnevi
  • The choices are sure interesting but quite often disappointing. Especially when most endings are either A: Jason stops the killing cuz "kiLlIng iS bAd" or B: continues to being a killer but goes insane at some point because the movie can't stress it enough that killing mass murderers is bad.

    Louis KelemenLouis KelemenPred 3 dnevi
  • This may branch into more interactive movies were we choose the outcome it has grant possibilities

    Ru NewRu NewPred 3 dnevi
  • apokolips war is dark but this anime is too dark went batman death 2 time

    Cường CterCường CterPred 3 dnevi
  • I never should have seen this show. The final episode has made me suicidal.

    Cardo RichardCardo RichardPred 3 dnevi
  • I rent this on SLworlds but it has non of this it’s like I rented a whole different movie. It was short stories of other things that’s not even about Batman seriously got the beginning with Bruce venting to Clark and then just about world war story and teens getting freaky while traveling. Did I rent the wrong Batman movie or something cause I want to see red hood not teens seemly getting high. World war story was kinda neat with vampires, zombies, and werewolves but it’s not what I asked for and wanted to watch I came to watch Batman vs red hood what part of the world war mentions Batman or has any affect on the main story I came to watch? Not a damn bit so pretty disappointed with renting not sure if I’ll care to try watch this again.

    Austin AlexceeAustin AlexceePred 4 dnevi
  • No red hood did not show enough, this should of been the graphic novel in movie form, but instead we get a visual novel game on our blu ray players, deafening the purpose of being called a movie and won't buy cause I disappointed in this action they took with it

    Bryce193 MeltonBryce193 MeltonPred 4 dnevi
  • Not a movie

    Bryce193 MeltonBryce193 MeltonPred 4 dnevi
  • I just rented the movie and I didn't get to make any choices

    The HobbyistThe HobbyistPred 4 dnevi
  • I loved Under the Red Hood. I think I'm going to pass on this one, though.

    MaxxSkywalkerMaxxSkywalkerPred 4 dnevi
    • YES FULLY AGREE WITH YOU i dont wanna ruin that AMAZING movie

      Adde StjAdde StjPred dnevom
  • Well not the entire red hood cast is back. Jenson Ackles isn't red hood anymore

    TobiTobiPred 4 dnevi
  • Worse scam ever!! Should of just rented Batman vs the Ninja Turtles!

    mamba4ever 24mamba4ever 24Pred 4 dnevi
  • Just rented it digital and I'm still wondering wtf I just watched. I waited 30 mins for the movie to start, and it just talked about another movie smh garbage

    mamba4ever 24mamba4ever 24Pred 4 dnevi
  • On amazon prime I didn't have the interactive mode why???

    Johnny VenegasJohnny VenegasPred 5 dnevi
  • Do not rent this movie digitally I repeat do not rent this movie digitally I rented it on Amazon expecting for the interactive story feature to appear and I watched the entire movie including the short stories and it never appeared once they don't tell you when you're buying it that you only get that with the Blu-ray I immediately called and got my refund because I felt ripped off because they never tell you that you don't get it if you rent it

    Big Body TavBig Body TavPred 5 dnevi
  • I bought it digitally I have made a grave mistake

    Cj ParsonCj ParsonPred 5 dnevi
  • One step foward and 2 steps back DC Why even make it digitally?

    Zee 115Zee 115Pred 5 dnevi
  • Only added Bruce telling the story... Nothing is changed..

    zack llzack llPred 5 dnevi
  • WARNING: DO NOT purchase the SLworlds Movies version. It is non interactive and only follows the Red Hood recap story line for 25 minutes followed by an hour and 15 minutes of random DC shorts- and there is no indication of this at all in the description.

    Brian CamilleriBrian CamilleriPred 5 dnevi
  • Bruce Greenwood has the second greatest Batman voice next to Conroy. I also love the Joker voice actor here.

    The GuardianThe GuardianPred 5 dnevi
  • I appreciate the attempt to do something different, but would have much rather had a full feature Death in the Family movie than this choose your own adventure thing. No rewatchabilty value. Wish I would had spent the money on the Deathstroke movie.

    ChrisChrisPred 5 dnevi
  • Like this concept of storytelling. The "what ifs" story is interesting

    Wan ShahWan ShahPred 5 dnevi
    • they should went anny other batman movie and let this masterpeice alone

      Adde StjAdde StjPred dnevom
  • It’s just under the red hood with deleted scenes

    Danny SoulDanny SoulPred 6 dnevi
  • They shoulda left this movie alone

    Danny SoulDanny SoulPred 6 dnevi
  • Hoping they do this with Death of the Family

    Jeremy KramerJeremy KramerPred 6 dnevi
  • i feel like they are gonna do this with justice league dark apokolips war story line choose different choices and such would do cool and stuff

    KriimsonKriimsonPred 6 dnevi
  • hi im here to remind you... DONT BUY DIGITAL

    lew macklew mackPred 6 dnevi
  • The costume is red robin costumes

    Hizan YıldızHizan YıldızPred 6 dnevi
  • thunderstruck

    Edwin BeardEdwin BeardPred 6 dnevi
  • Where can I watch this for free?ya boy down bad fr

    Random Hispanic guyRandom Hispanic guyPred 6 dnevi
  • I was a small child when the infamous "CALL AND VOTE" incident took place, and to be honest I do not think anyone believed that their vote to "KILL JASON" would ever be taken seriously. It was shocking at the time

    The Anthropologist _ForensicThe Anthropologist _ForensicPred 6 dnevi
  • Is this the prelude to red hood?

    MK ULTRAMK ULTRAPred 6 dnevi
  • I kinda hope they keep doing this with other DC properties

    Carlisle the CinephileCarlisle the CinephilePred 6 dnevi
  • I just felt I got robbed from my money for buying it digital

    david hernandezdavid hernandezPred 7 dnevi
  • No Jensen, no me. That how this works

    colin graycolin grayPred 7 dnevi
  • Can we have a Deathstroke movie already?

    LunaOfTheDarkestNightLunaOfTheDarkestNightPred 7 dnevi
  • I watched all 7 endings/possibilities in one sitting less than 2 hours

    iHateStevenRiceiHateStevenRicePred 7 dnevi
  • If Marvel did the exact same thing with one of their stories, they would’ve rated it a 10. Ign and Rotten Tomatoes. Most biased sources on earth.

    Rogue Kitsune ProductionsRogue Kitsune ProductionsPred 7 dnevi
    • @Rogue Kitsune Productions Yikes someone doesn’t know how review aggregates work. You hate to see it

      Blitz VGBlitz VGPred 5 dnevi
    • Did you want them to give a lazy recap with a couple extra scenes a 10/10?

      Drvnken kvltDrvnken kvltPred 5 dnevi
    • @Dylan Rodrigues It’s ok. I know they get tipped off. You can take your bias and leave.

      Rogue Kitsune ProductionsRogue Kitsune ProductionsPred 5 dnevi
    • No they wouldnt have and you dont understand how rt works

      Dylan RodriguesDylan RodriguesPred 5 dnevi
  • It's like they were giving Jason Todd multiple chances!

    HamutaliSebo KingGOLOLAHamutaliSebo KingGOLOLAPred 7 dnevi
  • Need more of these types of movies

    achronos178achronos178Pred 7 dnevi
  • Had they included all the content and simply allowed you to edit your own version of the full feature like the Sin City Special Edition Blu Ray instead of so much narration it would have been much more enjoyable. Loved the DEATH animated short though.

    Brandon KeislerBrandon KeislerPred 7 dnevi
  • Does this movie have ANY happy endings? Lol

    CrownRoyalz1CrownRoyalz1Pred 7 dnevi
  • Jensen Ackles should have been in this production

    Donald AllenDonald AllenPred 7 dnevi
  • Aw no jenson ackles

    ReggieReggReggieReggPred 7 dnevi
  • This movie was bad ngl

    Lou BLou BPred 7 dnevi
  • I love it and I hope he Will get more screen time in Young Justice season 4

    christina budolfsenchristina budolfsenPred 7 dnevi
  • Pros: +Alternate paths are all interesting ++The Batman Saves Robin paths are the most investing (subjective) +Vincent Martella nails it as Jason Todd +Honors the spirit of the original story Cons -Interactive function is not available on digital copies -The Robin Dies path is basically a glorified clip show recapping "Under the Red Hood", though this may be a necessary evil -The Robin Cheats Death path really should be longer than it is I definitely agree with the final rating on this one. It's alright, but for an interactive story, I kind of wish there was a little more out of it. But with that said, it's not a bad (short) film by any means. If you're going to buy this film, 1.) *DON'T BUY THIS DIGITALLY!*, and 2.) Wait for a price drop.

    Ian BrennanIan BrennanPred 7 dnevi
  • Cinefix guy yeah??

    Puza BangsaPuza BangsaPred 7 dnevi
  • The movie only lasted hald an hour. 😂

    ZapatoziZapatoziPred 7 dnevi
  • This movie, or movies, feel completely rushed and not developed.

    Reyes Ghost RReyes Ghost RPred 7 dnevi
    • i think it was more of a set up movie leading to the possible next movie

      DarklyDarklyPred 7 dnevi
  • This is a very deceptive "movie"

    The Viking BatmanThe Viking BatmanPred 7 dnevi
  • i rented it and i didnt get any options what so ever (i rented on amazon and im on a laptop) also The only thing i got were a couple of shorts afterwards which have nothing to do with batman or anything bat related

  • Sounds like they can do this with other storylines, like the Death of a Superman and Flashpoint. So Kudos to DC

    Stan HendersonStan HendersonPred 7 dnevi
  • I bought this but dont have the interactive parts within it?

    Timothy LeederTimothy LeederPred 8 dnevi
  • I did kind of almost nearly cried when batman died.

    Dank LynxDank LynxPred 8 dnevi
  • Can it work on computer i am a using a computer and the story is jason die

    kids channelkids channelPred 8 dnevi
  • Am I the only one that actually preferred this voice actor

    Dipolar GamingDipolar GamingPred 8 dnevi
  • *That fateful day. That "faithful" day doesn't make any sense.

    Dingo LingusDingo LingusPred 8 dnevi
    • They're easy to confuse, faith and fate. An English teacher I knew did so.

      SmileMan64 aka BenjaMan64SmileMan64 aka BenjaMan64Pred dnevom
  • How do we watch it

    GOGETA The strongest fusionGOGETA The strongest fusionPred 8 dnevi
  • Interactive!? Saw this on a website hmm might buy it or maybe it's on redbox

    Burst ItDownBurst ItDownPred 8 dnevi
  • 3 words very very dark

  • IGN: You felt like Batman. You could see Joker woth a face paint and Robin was Robin. However still needed more Abby in the series. 2/10

    akshay kumarakshay kumarPred 8 dnevi
  • Disappointing, not worth buying it. Maybe if price was lower

    psvbarmanpsvbarmanPred 8 dnevi
  • Idk if it’s the same for all of you or where you watch digital movies but mine is from my MoviesAnywhere account, and there is an extras section and it has all of the alternate storylines that you can watch, while it might not be interactive i’m still able to view the storylines which is all I really cared about, I wasn’t all that hyped for the interactive experience anyway 🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️ but yeah the main movie is just Under the Red Hood with bonus scenes but atleast i’m still able to view the alternate stories which is all I really cared about.

    David HernandezDavid HernandezPred 8 dnevi
  • So what you all are basically telling me, telling us is that the interactive part of the movie is pirate-proof unless you watch the movie on blu-ray. In my opinion, I think it's a genius move and should push you to buy it on blu-ray if you are huge into Batman and the choose your own adventure style of storytelling.

    YamieddieYamieddiePred 8 dnevi
  • Where I can watch this movie??

  • So Tim Drake isn’t in this movie and Jason becomes Red Robin?

    Brandyn HeiskellBrandyn HeiskellPred 8 dnevi
    • Not gonna spoil anything, but it depends the path.

      Dipolar GamingDipolar GamingPred 8 dnevi
  • Mine didn’t do this 🙄 it literally just played the movie all the way through and ended with the diner scene

    Nasir WilliamsNasir WilliamsPred 8 dnevi
    • @Peter b parker yeah I bought the digital version. I thought it would play the alternate versions afterwards but it doesn’t. I’m using Apple TV so I checked if their are extras I can press and the alt versions will be there but they weren’t

      Thomas JohnsonThomas JohnsonPred 7 dnevi
    • Did you buy the digital version?

      Peter b parkerPeter b parkerPred 7 dnevi
  • Isn't the story of Death in the Family about Jason finding his long lost mother, as this movie should have mentioned this?

    Patrickbeyondthetoonroom MoorePatrickbeyondthetoonroom MoorePred 8 dnevi
    • Its doing its own take of the death in the family and under the red hood story

      Dipolar GamingDipolar GamingPred 8 dnevi
  • It was garbage, if they wanted to write a prequel to Under the Red Hood while keeping the Death of the Family perspective, they could have written an actual prequel, while keeping the interactive option for the end EDIT: This review is for the digital version

    Marcus PearlMarcus PearlPred 8 dnevi
    • dont really know how this was a prequel

      DarklyDarklyPred 7 dnevi
  • Sorry, but that Bruce/Clark interaction is the diner reminds me so much of Public Enemies. Bruce & Clark are brothers in spirit and heart. The contingency conversation was hilarious!

    TwilightSunXXIVTwilightSunXXIVPred 8 dnevi
  • i buy the movie on ps4 but i have no choice when i watch it . someone know what to do?

    HOUOT TitouHOUOT TitouPred 8 dnevi
  • No Jensen Ackles = no watch

    mc_macapacamc_macapacaPred 8 dnevi
  • Can still make decisions on digital purchase someone let me know

  • Who asked for this?

    ShutUpCatProductionsShutUpCatProductionsPred 8 dnevi
  • Hard skip they didn't get Jensen Ackles has redhood

    Henry withAWHenry withAWPred 8 dnevi
  • My main issues was it being very narration heavy and the overuse of the word son

    Sigma13Sigma13Pred 8 dnevi
  • As a fan I feel utterly let down. Little to no interactive components when bought digitally. No Ackles, nada

    Kwadwo Adjepong-BoatengKwadwo Adjepong-BoatengPred 8 dnevi
  • Don't waste your money you're watching the entire movie it is nothing but a recap and a bunch of clips.

    YNOT _02YNOT _02Pred 8 dnevi
  • Guys, DO NOT rent this movie on SLworlds. All the interactive functionality is gone and not only that, they don’t even show you the alternate versions of the film, it’s literally a narrated, 30-minute recap of the “under the red hood” film followed by 2 more random short films. Waste of money unless you buy the disc version.

    CJ DouglasCJ DouglasPred 8 dnevi
    • @the_other_guy 2134 right. You’re much better off just getting the red hood movie cuz at least you get a complete story and a movie length film.

      CJ DouglasCJ DouglasPred 8 dnevi
    • @CJ Douglas it doesn't even feel like the mini stories were even 20 mins

      the_other_guy 2134the_other_guy 2134Pred 8 dnevi
    • @CJ Douglas they could have easily giving us actually full stories alot of it no matter what was just old scenes with a few new ones I would have rather have gotten under the read hood on Blu-ray

      the_other_guy 2134the_other_guy 2134Pred 8 dnevi
    • @the_other_guy 2134 exactly

      CJ DouglasCJ DouglasPred 8 dnevi
    • @CJ Douglas to be fair we still got ripped off we were expecting a hour long movie we just got 20 minute recape of each story some would have been better if they got expanded on

      the_other_guy 2134the_other_guy 2134Pred 8 dnevi
  • I cant even shoise anything its just 1 movie where bruce wayne tell story then 4 differend strory and they dont even batman

    Makk3w44 GamingMakk3w44 GamingPred 8 dnevi
  • In trailer there is hush but in the movie there is no hushbor twoface or cheetah!

    Makk3w44 GamingMakk3w44 GamingPred 8 dnevi
  • Where ca you watch this movie

    lawish writerlawish writerPred 8 dnevi
  • *Digital versions don’t come with interactive functions* “The fans will remember that.”

    BoogieBoogiePred 8 dnevi
    • Yes

      Camilo NuñezCamilo NuñezPred 14 urami
    • @Thomas Johnson you have to buy the Blu Ray

      avace917avace917Pred 2 dnevi
    • @Gavin Medina what you said 🙄

      Davion GuthrieDavion GuthriePred 7 dnevi
    • Wait what?! I gave my Dark Knight loving friendy my digital code like I usually do! Bah but he's gonna be pissed and Im gonna have to let him know to cool the kettle. FFS DC.

      Shaky RobShaky RobPred 7 dnevi
    • @avace917 How do you access the other endings tho I can’t on Apple TV

      Thomas JohnsonThomas JohnsonPred 7 dnevi
  • Disappointed!!!!!

    Kelly JKelly JPred 8 dnevi
  • "Don't go after joker alone" should have listened to the world's greatest detective

    Ab RajAb RajPred 8 dnevi
    • @Darkly thats what batman defines batman mate! The moral code of not killing criminals

      Ab RajAb RajPred 6 dnevi
    • his logic makes no sense tho, in the red hood comic where red hood kills penguin batman is like *im gonna brutally beat up my son, who killed a murderer super criminal who killed innocent people*

      DarklyDarklyPred 7 dnevi
  • Or Batman do The comic Death of the family fully done. Jason goes and finds his mother and go to a middle eastern country and Joker the ambassador of that country joker had his mother and she turn on her son but Both get kidnapped. Batman finds out and goes to find jason. Joker beats Jason with the crow bar while his mother is watches. Then he set the bomb up and get out of Jason. Jason try to ulock the door but lock. He see the time is almost up on the bomb. As Batman just get to the warehouse. Jason jumps infront of the bomb and kills him. Batman finds Jason in the rubble dead. The next day Batman is in his hotel going to meet the Joker. He is going to have a spech at the United nations. Batman is going to kill Joker. Clark come telling him he can't go. Joker has diplomatic immunity. At the UN. Joker speech he gasses the UN. Bruce was their so was Clark who Flies in. Superman uses his super lungs and inhales the gas and flies into space to release it Batman goes after Joker. Joker is escaping by helicopter Batman knocks out Jokers henchman and get out to the helicopter. As fight starts Joker misses Batman and shoots the pilot. Their going down. Batman see joker and just get out of their as the helicopter crashed. Joker couldn't of made it but his body is missing. Clark as Bruce is he could of saved him. Bruce said it was split second decision either I get out their or we both die. Clark doesn't believe him. Bruce said he killed Jason. (Joker power is you need to see him die, if he fall to his death he isn't dead)

    Peter TennantPeter TennantPred 8 dnevi
  • I thought it was pretty cool. Though it does have it flaws. I’m just bias because I love Jason’s story hehehe

    Artificial FlavorsArtificial FlavorsPred 8 dnevi
  • Is this a remaster? I think this is released years ago.

    Toto PogitoToto PogitoPred 8 dnevi
    • Some clips are from under the red hood and then others are completely new

      Artificial FlavorsArtificial FlavorsPred 8 dnevi
  • Their is no wear in the 3 short movie Bruce have to do the playboy persona. Everyone he talks to knows he Batman and Batman is the real man

    Peter TennantPeter TennantPred 8 dnevi
  • 2:12 wrong jensen ackles wasn't back as red hood/ Jason

    John FraserJohn FraserPred 8 dnevi
  • Don't buy either look for it online cause it really is a waste of money

    A CruzA CruzPred 8 dnevi
  • This a novel comment

    Subham AgarwalSubham AgarwalPred 8 dnevi