Batman: Hush is based on the storyline from 2002-2003 that ran for 12 issues in the Batman comic, issues 608-619 written by Jeph Loeb with art by Jim Lee. The story is filled with appearances from several Batman baddies including Catwoman and Poison Ivy as well as an appearance from Superman. The main plot revolves around a new villain referred to as Hush who is using Batman’s enemies to do his bidding.
This newest release from Warner Brothers Animation has an impressive list of stars doing the voice work. Jason O’Mara returns for another go as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Jennifer Morrison voices Catwoman/Selina Kyle. Rounding out the cast are Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Vanessa Williams, Tara Strong, Sean Maher, Jason Spisak and Hynden Walch. Hush was directed by Justin Copeland with the screenplay written by Ernie Altbacker.
I am a big fan of the Warner Animated movies and have always felt that the animated DC heroes work better than the live action movies. Batman: Hush is a great addition to the Warner library. Having never read the source material I can’t say if the movie is a good adaptation from the comics. What I can say is that the movie was well done with a strong cast and great animation. Everything I have come to expect from Warner Brothers.
I think that Batman: Hush, although a good movie, could have worked as a mini-series or some other long term project. Since the movie only has a runtime of 82 minutes I felt the story was wrapped up too quickly. All in all I would say that Batman; Hush is a solid 4 out of 5 stars. Even the casual Batman fan will enjoy this one.
Batman: Hush Enhanced Content
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DC Showcase: Sgt. Rock (Animated Short) – From executive producer and director Bruce Timm comes the first new DC Showcase animated short since 2011’s Catwoman, bringing DC Comics’ gritty World War II hero to animated life in an all-new adventure.
Batman: Love in Time of War (Featurette)– Dangerous. Seductive. Villain. Hero. This is the story of Selina Kyle and the relationship she has forged with the world’s greatest detective.
Audio Commentary – Executive Producer James Tucker, Director Justin Copeland and screenwriter Ernie Altbacker share their thoughts and insights on Batman: Hush.
A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines – An advanced look at the next animated film in the popular DC Universe Movies collection.
From the DC Vault –Batman and Robin: Catwalk
The Sgt. Rock animated short quite enjoyable. I liked the mix of horror with World War II as the backdrop. The use of what we think of as the classic monsters, Wolf-Man, Frankenstein and Dracula (though not exactly this characters) the story tellers didn’t have to take time to explain what their powers were. For example when you see a vampire you immediately know more or less what a vampire is like and you don’t need it explained to you. The same goes for the other creatures. I could have watched a full length Sgt. Rock story and who knows one day we just might.
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On July 20, 2019, Batman: Hush was made available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNOW, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On August 6, 2019, Batman: Hush was made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
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4K UHD Combo Pack $39.99
Blu-ray Combo Pack $24.98
Blu-ray Languages: English, French, Spanish, German
Blu-ray Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish
4K Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
4K Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Running Time: 82 minutes
PG-13 for violence and action, suggestive material, and language
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