Think about it: BATMAN. VERSUS. DRACULA. It doesn't get any better than this. Well of course it does!
Batman vs. Dracula is certainly neither profound or thought-provoking,
but it is incredibly entertaining and retains a wonderfully fast pace
throughout its economical 75 minute run-time. Yes, it is ostensibly a
"kids" movie, but no more so than Batman Forever/Batman and Robin.
If you subjected yourself to those atrocities, you at least owe it to
yourself to check this out.
A very cool take on the Joker, a darker
version of the Penguin than the cartoons usually show, and above all,
the Dark Knight versus the Prince of Darkness, a match-up that was bound
to happen sooner or later. Virtuoso animation that would make Frank
Miller proud, a surprisingly atmospheric score, and some very
interesting and often frightening (given the target audience)
interpretations of both Batman, Joker and Dracula.
Recommended for the
open-minded who won't scoff at "children's fare". Fits together quite
well with last year's shamefully overlooked Batman: Gotham Knight. Really, how can you not love a cartoon that references both The Shining and Jerry Maguire? BOOM goes the dynamite!