Batman: Hush (review)
The last Batman movie I watched was a Nickelodeon special called Batman vs. TNMT. It is a very family-friendly, kid-safe movie. It was funny and I enjoy my time watching it for the most part.
However, Batman: Hush is a different story. This is 100 percent adult content. It shows Bruce Wayne/Batman in a new light that I don’t even think I saw in Batman: The Killing Joke.
It had all of the favorites make an appearance. We see Cat Woman, Harley Quinn, the Riddler, Bane, Scare Crow, even Poison Ivy made an appearance and I rarely see her. That was a cool surprise. Plus, the Joker was amazing. Even though his showing in this film was brief, it was entertaining and true to form.
Nightwing (Dick Grayson) was around and so Robin (Damian Wayne). Damian by far had the best conversation with Bruce Wayne! The father-son dynamic there was hilarious.
Even Supermans appearance was cool. I will always have a little bit a problem with him though. He’s so over powered. I’ve mentioned this before in my opinion piece about Aquaman being the best DCEU character right now. Superman’s abilities allow him to do almost anything and yet he’s bamboozled, undercut, and vulnerable a lot of the time. I’ll never understand the logic. You’re super, be super!
But back to the movie.
Batman: Hush touches on adult subjects like drugs flooding into Gotham City, i.e. heroin. This movie heavily deals with death as well. And Batman even fails to escape routine obstacles that he encounters during this movie.
Routine for Batman I mean.
I won’t spoil it, but there is a point in the movie where Batman is doing a routine activity and he ends up getting massively hurt. I wasn’t expecting that. It catches you off guard, but it motivates his character as Bruce Wayne to make changes in his life and seek out a substantial relationship with Catwoman.
Hush was an anomaly for most of the movie. It’s a huge surprise when you find out who he is. I will admit, I didn’t read the book, so I didn’t know anything about the story. I thought I knew the villain’s secret identity from the start and I was completely incorrect. But, when the actual villain was revealed I was a little let down due to the circumstances. I just thought it was sad.
Overall, it is a great movie and I suggest you see it when you can. It’s available on DVD now. It came out on July 20, 2019. It’s a thriller and if you are a Batman fan, I think you will appreciate this tone.