Robo Cop – Movie Review

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SciFi fans,

I have a futuristic fiction cop movie review that you’re sure to like. The setting is Detroit Michigan.

Robo CopWe meet Pat Novak; The Novak Element. Tonight’s State of the Union segment he’s joined by General Curtis Monroe live from the war room in the Pentagon: General Monroe is live. Monroe explains in detail his operation. He shows the green ED-209’s. The purple EM-208’s. Security drones at work in Tehran.

Operation Freedom Tehran; Kelly Perkins. ED-209’s are keeping the peace. EM-208’s are mopping up the mess.

General Curtis, “We had Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan. Never again. From a military perspective this has been invaluable. No loss of American lives.”

Raymond Sellars' ED-209's and EM-208's

Raymond Sellars’ ED-209’s and EM-208’s in Tehran

Pat Novak

Pat Novak; The Novak Element

During the live broadcast there is a terrorists attack in Tehran. The terrorists are quickly killed by the large ED- 209’s and the human looking EM- 208’s. Pat Novak wants to use the machines here in America to keep the peace. He says America is robophobic.

Raymond Sellars, entrepreneur and true American, invented the robots.

Senator Hubert Dreyfus has a bill that prohibits the use of drones on U.S. soil. The American people support the Dreyfus Act.

Pat Novak supports Mr. Sellar’s efforts to make our country and our viewers safer. “What’s more important than the safety of the American people?” Novak asks.

Police Chief Karen Dean, of the DPD

Police Chief Karen Dean, of the DPD

Detroit Police Headquarters – Detective Alex Murphy works there. He got a lead on Antoine Vallon. He talks to his boss, Police Chief Karen Dean, of the DPD. She wants to know what the lead is. “Ok Alex Murphy, tell me,” Karen says.

Jack is Alex’s partner. “We got a line on some guns. We met up with this low-level G called Jerry who ends up havin’ a piece he’s not supposed to have. Where the hell you get a gun like that, Jerry?”

Jerry replied, “I can get you two whole crates full, man.”

“Two crates?” Murphy asks.

Jack, “No disrespect, J, but how a clown like you get so much product, man?”

Jack and Alex Murphy in Gun Fight

Jack and Alex Murphy in Gun Fight

“What’s it matter where it comes from?” Jerry.

Murphy, “No dirty guns, Jerry.”

“These guns got bodies on em’ Jerry?” Jack.

The meeting quickly becomes ugly. Jerry says, “Man, I work for Antoine Vallon.”

Murphy to Karen, “I ran the serial numbers on the rifles. The guns are supposed to be in our evidence room; not on the streets. The intake papers are blank; no signatures. Vallon thinks me and Jack are gun buyers; he bought it.”

Earlier – Upon investigation, Murphy discovers the guns are indeed missing from the evidence room. “How could this happen? Inside job. Dirty Cops; but who? Can’t trust anyone.”

Vallon was tipped offed just before the deal was closed. Someone informed him that Murphy and Jack were cops. “Make sure you kill them both!” Vallon yells angrily as he exits the building. The gun battle begins as Vallon flees the sceen.

(Jack) Lewis is shot in the gun fire. “Officer down! Officer Down! 331 Hamilton. This is Detective Alex Murphy. Need immediate medical assistance. 331 Hamilton Rd.

Back at Police Headquarters- Police Chief Karen Dean tells Murphy, “It’s up to IAD to determine if officers are supplying Vallon with police guns. I’ll handle it.”

Senator Hubert Dreyfus AT Washington Senate

Senator Hubert Dreyfus At Washington Senate

Washington D.C.- Mr. Sellars and Liz Kline are speaking before the Senate, “My droids feel no anger, no prejudice, no fatigue which makes them ideal for law enforcement.”

Senator Hubert Dreyfus, author of the Dreyfus Act, “72% of the American people are against these robots. They feel nothing if they kill an innocent child.”

Omnicorp Headquarters; Detroit – America is their most valuable market and they can’t touch it; a $600 billion per annum market. They’ve tried to buy Senators to revoke the Dreyfus Act without success. “So unless we sway public opinion, the battle’s lost. An aggressive new campaign, wow factor off-the-charts.”

Liz Kline, “Sir, there are No loop holes in the Dreyfus Act. We can’t put a machine on the streets.”

Raymond Sellars idea, “We’re gonna put a man inside a machine.”

Omnicorp Foundation Rehab Ward – Dr. Dennett Norton Ph. D – “You’re not you because of your legs, your arms, your hands. You’re you because of your brain. It’s your brains capacity to process information that makes you who you are. Relax and do what you’ve always done, Micheal.”

Micheal is learning to play the guitar again with his new artificial hands. He’s attempting to play the CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ.

Raymond Sellars and Dr. Norton at Omnicorp Rehab Facility

Dr. Norton and Raymond Sellars at Omnicorp Rehab Ward

Raymond Sellars comes to Omnicorp Rehab Ward to speak to Dr. Norton. He wants Norton to develop combat applications. “I can put real revenue stream behind your research and save thousands of lives in the process.”

“Vallon, Lewis’ hospital. Alex is stopping by this afternoon. Detective Murphy’s a little impulsive. Do you want to send flowers?” Vallon listening on his cell phone.

Vallon replies, “I kill a cop, I’m lookin’ over my shoulder the rest of my life. That’s not good for business.”

“Who do you think’s gonna be investigating you?”

Later – Alex Murphy visits Lewis at his hospital room. He’s going after Lake and Daniels; arrests in a month, he feels confident.

Marcus reports to Vallon as he approaches Murphy’s car. He puts an explosive device in the left front wheel housing of Murphy’s car.

Later at home- Murphy’s car alarm goes off by itself. Murphy investigates. When he opens the car door; BOOM!

Alex Murphy the Patient

Alex James Murphy the Patient

The Patient Alex James Murphy at Omnicorp Rehab Ward and Dr. Norton – “Alex suffered 4th degree burns over 80% of his body. His lower spine was severed. He’ll be paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Blind in one eye. Deaf. If he survives.”

3 Months Later – Alex Murphy is dreaming he’s dancing with his wife, Clara. She’s wearing a sexy evening dress. Frank Sinatra is singing.

Alex Murphy -The Fraction of A Man

Alex Murphy -The Fraction of A Man

He wakes and is shown what he has become. He’s a robot; a metal man. He escapes Omnicorp. Soon, Dr. Norton shuts him down and has him brought back. “I want to Die!” he says when he sees how little is left of him. He is only a fraction of a man. “Never show me this again.”

Murphy quickly learns how to use his suit and weapons. He also begins to investigate his own assassination attempt. He learns that the Detroit PD has let Vallon off the hook; lack of evidence. Closed the case.

Omnicorp Testing Facility in China

Omnicorp Testing Facility in China

Omnicorp Testing Facility in China. Alex is transported there for testing. EM-208’s attack with .47 caliber rifles. During the battle, Alex is programmed so the machine within him takes over. It’s an illusion for the American people. In reality the machine is fighting inside him; not him. Quickly and easily Murphy wins the battle and the test; destroying all the EM-208’s.

Alex Murphy visits Home

Alex Murphy visits Home

Back in Chicago- Alex goes for a difficult but long overdue visit to his family. The visit goes well. It’s good for his son to see his dad. Now he’s going after Vallon.

Detroit Police Headquarters – He’s given instant access to criminal records plus archive of CCTV footage from 2011 to present. Kim uploads the footage. The entire DPD database into his brain. He has a seizure. His dopamine levels are dropped to 2% to stop the seizure. “Now he’s only a machine,” Dr. Norton orders.

Meanwhile Outside: Mayor Durant is about to speak on the stage and introduce Detroit’s new weapon on crime. Murphy walks out on stage, past his wife and son without acknowledging them, and analyzes the crowd.

Pat Novak; The Novak Element reports, “He does recognize Thomas King, the convicted felon, from the DPD data base; wanted for arson, murder, and rape. On the loose for six years; apparently hiding in Detroit. Detective Murphy brought him down immediately. Robo Cop is here. In 60 seconds, Detective Murphy brought him down. Men weren’t up to the task. Robo Cop was. Robo Cop is on the job.

The Novak Face Off

The Novak Face Off

Now, the CEO of Omnicorp, Raymond Sellars is on The Novak Face Off. Omni’s stock is through the roof. Robo Cop is a Big hit. Detroit has a brighter future. The senate has agreed to vote on the repeal of the Dreyfus Act. Mr. Sellars wants all Americans to be safe.

Senator Hubert Dreyfus, also a guest, has an entirely different opinion.

Sellars, “One system has cut crime by 80% in one large American city. Imagine if we put 100 systems into place in America.”

Pat Novak closes his show with the question, “Has the U.S. Senate became pro-crime?”

Vallon

Vallon

Vallon speaks to his police friends , “$5000. I want protection. Robo Cop’s hurting my business. I can’t move any product.”

Murphy begins to overpower his programming. His dopamine levels begin to stabilize within normal range. He’s going after Vallon. He’s solving his own murder. Vallon has a plan to stop him; .50 caliber aimed for Robo Cop’s head. Quickly a vicious gun battle erupts. Automatic weapons are firing everywhere in the night.

Detroit Police Headquarters – Murphy, “I recovered 26 guns from Vallon’s warehouse. I lifted John Lake and Andre Daniel’s prints off some of them. Thirteen serial numbers matched weapons missing from police evidence. Daniels panics and implicates Police Chief Karen Dean, “Karen was in on it too. She tipped off Vallon.” Murphy kills Lake and Daniels. At gun point, “Karen Confess! Confess!” He’s taken off line before he can kill Chief Dean.

The Next Day – The vote for the Dreyfus Act takes place in Congress. 63 for repeal 22 against; The Dreyfus Act is repealed.

Dr. Norton wants Murphy’s family taken care of beyond their wildest dreams. Full funding. Ten years. New staff, all my own people.

“Deal,” Raymond Sellars says.

ED-209’sRaymond Sellars calls Mattox; his hit man, “Dennett’s on board. Get it done.”

“My pleasure,” Mattox.

Sellars tells Murphy’s wife her husband’s dead.

Mattox shut Murphy down before he got a confession from Police Chief Dean. Dr. Norton removed his transmitter. He can’t be shut down again. Sellars can’t afford to wake you up; he wants you dead.

Robo Cop

Robo Cop is on the Job!

Alex is going after Sellars. He enters Omnicorp and fights ED-209’s. He’s injured in the battle. Lewis, Murphy’s partner comes to his aid; he gets shot.

On the chopper pad Murphy shoots Sellars as Sellars shoots Murphy. Murphy’s wife and son are there.

Alex lives and Dr. Norton gives him a new suit. Soon he’s back to work.

The president vetoed the senate bill and upheld The Dreyfus Act. Much to Pat Novak’s disapproval.

This is one of the most interesting movies I’ve ever seen and one of my favorites. Could this be the future of law enforcement? I wonder?

Hope you enjoyed my review. Thanks for stopping by. J. A. Ireland.

Man of Steel – Movie Review

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Dear Marvel Comic Fans,

I have a great movie review for you. I hope you like the new Superman movie as much as I did. This is a very high-tech, futuristic remake of the beginning of Superman.

The movie begins as Lara is having a baby on Krypton, the futuristic, mountainous planet. JOR-El, her husband believes Krypton’s core is collapsing.

JOR-EL talks to the Krypton Council

JOR-EL talks to the Krypton Council

Later, JOR-EL talks to the council. “I told you harvesting the core was suicide. The process of implosion has accelerated. Give me control of the Codex!”

General Zod, the military leader, disrupts the council meeting. Using weapons, he takes JOR-EL prisoner. He begins a great battle on Krypton. JOR-EL overpowers the guard and gets free. He tells Lara, “Ready the Launch!”

JOR-EL yells, “H’Raka!” The four winged, giant bug flies to his rescue. He jumps on H’Raka’s back and they fly away. JOR-EL wants to get to the Codex—it’s just beneath the central hub. As they arrive, Kelex, the communication machine warns, “Breaching the genesis chamber is a Class-B-crime.”

JOR-EL reaches the Codex. A soldier orders, “JOR-EL, by the authority of General Zod. Surrender the Codex.”  He is rescued by H’Raka—who is shot during the escape.

Upon arriving at the Citadel, he puts the Codex, a small, black skull like jewel, into the ship bound for Earth.

Kelex warns, “Five fighting ships approach.” JOR-EL uploads the Codex. The powers are transferred to the baby and the ship. As General Zod and his band of renegades attack, Lara arms the phantom drive in the escape ship that their son is in.

General Zod and Sub-commander Faora-Ul land in the Citadel

General Zod and Sub-commander Faora-Ul land in the Citadel

General Zod and Sub-commander Faora-Ul land in the Citadel. JUR-EL says, “We’ve had a boy child. Krypton’s first natural birth in centuries. He will be free!”

Zod says angrily, “Heresy!” Zod and JUR-EL fight. “Lara! The Codex is Krypton’s future. Abort the launch!” Zod yells as they fight.

As Lara launches the ship, Zod kills JUR-EL for his defiance. She says as the ship rises in the sky, “The boys name is KAL-EL.”

Zod orders, “Bring that ship down.”  As they try, Zod and his followers are captured.

LOR-EM orders, “General Zod. For the crimes of murder and high treason, the Council has sentenced you and your fellow insurgents to three hundred cycles of somatic reconditioning.”

Zod swears his vengeance, “I will find your son, Lara. I will find him! And get back the Codex.”  They are exiled in space. Soon after, Krypton explodes from the inside.

The movie switches to Earth, The Debbie Sue, a crabbing boat, is at sea. They are approaching an oil rig. The 6510 Coast Guard reports, “The rig is about to explode.”

Captain Heraldson, of the Debbie Sue replies, “What about the men inside?”

“Forget them. They’re dead,” the Coast Guard replies.  Before the rig collapses, a strange man, with super-human strength, saves the men. The stranger falls into the water. As he drifts in and out of consciousness, under the water, he remembers his past.

Clark Kent at the oil rig

Clark Kent at the oil rig

The movie switches to a young Clark Kent. We see several flashbacks where he remembers discovering his powers and using them to save people. He also recalls being lectured by his father for using these powers. Jonathon, his earth father says, “You’re the answer to are we alone in the universe. You were sent here for a reason.”

Clark, the adult man, is a drifter. After destroying a semi-tractor trailer at a restaurant where he worked, he travels to the Arctic. Lois Lane, a reporter for the Daily Planet, is there for a story.

Sekowsky reports, “NASA’s EDS satellites pinged an anomaly. They have found something big, deep in the ice. Ice that is 20,000 years old. It gets 40 below here.”

Using his heat vision, Clark tunnels his way to the alien craft. Lois sees him and follows. They discover aliens are living inside the ship. As the space ship takes off, Clark helps Lois escape—while he remains on board. While onboard, Clark is unaware that a signal from the ship reaches General Zod.

Lois and Perry at the Daily Planet

Lois and Perry at the Daily Planet

Later, Lois is at the Daily Planet. She writes the article stating that what she saw wasn’t from earth. Perry, her editor, refuses to print the story. Out of desperation, she leaks the story to Woodburn—who puts it on the internet.

Clark is still on the ship. He meets, JOR-EL, his father’s consciousness. “Your name is KAL-EL. You came from Krypton,” his father informs him. He explains the history of Krypton. How the people expanded into the universe. General Zod, their military leader, attempted a coup. The genesis chamber was used to create children on Krypton. You are Krypton’s first natural birth in centuries. The “S” is the symbol of the house of El—It means hope.”

Clark in his Superman Suit

Clark in his Superman Suit

KAL-El puts on the flying suit. As he remains on Earth, and absorbs the radiation from the sun, he grows stronger. He quickly learns to fly.

Lois Lane becomes an investigating reporter and learns his story. They meet at Jonathon’s grave, his earth father. He remembers his father dying in a tornado.

At NORAD/US NORTH COM, Command Center, Hamilton reports to General Swanwick, “A ship has inserted itself into a lunar synchronous orbit.”

General Zod is commanding the ship. Zod speaks over every communication device on Earth, “To KAL-EL. Surrender within 24 hours or watch this world suffer the consequences.”

The FBI quickly apprehends Lois Lane. The media asks, “Who is KAL-EL?”

After hearing the message, Clark remembers his father saying, “When you are ready, you will change the world.” Later, he surrenders.

Clark and his Earth father talking

Clark and his Earth father talking

Clark is turned over to Zod. Sub-commander Faora-Ul takes KAL-EL and Lois Lane aboard Zod’s ship. Clark gives Lois his Krypton key. Zod plans to kill all humans and start a new Krypton civilization on Earth. He wants the Codex. The genetic template for every being yet to be born is encoded in the registry of citizens. KAL-EL’s father stole the registry’s Codex.

Lois puts the key into a machine. Clark’s father appears, his consciousness. They devise a plan to put Zod and his army back into the Phantom Zone. “Remember, the phantom drives are essential in stopping them,” JOR-EL says to Lois.  He says to his son, “You can save Lois. You can save all of them. KAL-EL.”

The Super Battle on Earth begins.

General Zod Battles Superman

General Zod Battles Superman

Zod’s officer reports, “The Codex is embedded  in KAL-EL’s body. All of Krypton is embedded in his cells. KAL-EL doesn’t need to be alive to extract the Codex.”

“Release the World engines,” Zod orders. As the World engines land on earth, Zod orders, “Bring the phantom drives on line.”

“They are turning Earth into Krypton,” General Swanwick says. Lois brings KAL-El’s space ship to Swanwick. Clark says, “My ship is powered by a phantom drive. It bends space. Zod’s ship uses the same technology. If we can make the two collide with each other. A singularity can be created. A black hole. Zod and his soldiers should be sucked in.”

The 17,000 pound ship/bomb is loaded onboard a C-17 bomber. Before long, the C-17 Guardian, is loaded and on route to Metropolis. While Zod secures the genesis chamber.

A World engine is destroying Metropolis. Superman, as the media has named him, destroys that World engine. Soon, Superman also destroys the main ship.

On a suicide mission, the C-17 is flown into another World engine. Zod and his crew are sucked into the explosion. They are instantly gone. Metropolis is in ruins.

As Superman and Lois Lane kiss, somehow Zod appears. He and KAL-El continue to battle in the large downtown city—in a Super Battle! Soon, out of desperation, KAL-EL breaks Zod’s neck—thus killing him.

Daily Planet

Daily Planet

Later Clark Kent begins working at the Daily Planet as a reporter. The movie ends.

This is a tremendous movie. It is truly wonderful. The special effects are futuristic and out of this world. Even though it’s technically a remake, the story is so different that it’s a completely new movie. This is one of the most enjoyable and exciting movies I’ve seen in a while.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my review of Man of Steel. Until we talk again.

May good fortune guide your path,

J.A. Ireland

I AM NUMBER FOUR – Movie Review

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Dear readers,

Daniel - Number Four

Daniel – Number Four

I have a scifi action/ horror movie review for you. I am number four is a calmer science fiction drama. It’s about the protagonists Daniel.

Daniel is Number Four.  He’s an alien from the planet Lorien. Together, Daniel, Henri,  and the chimera, the beagle, escape from Lorien and flee to Earth. They are escaping  from the Magadorians.

Number Six

Number Six blows up their rented Beach house

The movie begins as Henri, Daniel’s protector, and Daniel leave the beach home they rented and go on the run. They stop at Paradise and take up new residency.  Daniel attends Paradise Regional Senior High School where he meets Sarah and Sam, the science nerd.

We learn that Daniel’s parents were very powerful members of the Lorien Garde. Daniel inherited their powers. He quickly learns how to use them.

Daniel - Number Four using his powers

Daniel – Number Four using his powers

The Magadorians locate him and his friends at Paradise High school.  That is where the battle begins. Number Six joins them as the group battles the Mags. The beagle changes into a fierce creature and joins the battle. Together they defeat the Mags in a brilliant display of science fiction thrill.

Number four (Daniel), Number Six, and Sam, the science nerd, set out to find the other super powered youth from Lorien as the movie ends.

The Magadorian

The Magadorian

I thought the ending was the best part of this movie. The battle at Paradise High school is thrilling.

The Magadorians are very good antagonists.

If you like a drama that is light science fiction based, number four will no doubt be a pleasant movie for you.

Tell we talk again.

May good fortune guide your path.

J. A. Ireland

The Thing – Movie Review

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Dear Science Fiction Horror Fans,

Space ship landing on Earth

Space ship landing on Earth – 100,000 years ago

I have a true scifi horror movie review for you. The Thing, by John Carpenter begins with an alien space ship crash landing on earth sometime in the past.

The movie switches to Antarctica during the first week of winter in 1982 at the United States National Science Institute Station # 4.  A dog is running across the ice and snow to escape a hunter in a helicopter.  The dog finds a haven with the scientists at station # 4.  We learn that the dog escaped from a nearby Norwegian camp.

Norwegen dog

Norwegian dog

Mac and Copper venture to the Norwegian camp to see why the dog ran. When they get there, the camp is burned and deserted. As they investigate, they discover a Norwegian with his throat slashed.

As they investigate further, they discover a burned creature that seems half-human and half something else.  Out of curiosity, they bring the dead creature back to their camp so that Blair can perform an autopsy on it and discover what it is.

The Alien Creature from the Norwegen Camp

The Alien Creature from the Norwegian Camp

During a great seen of gore and horror, the Norwegian dog changes into an alien creature and attacks their other dogs.  Mac burns the creature with a flamethrower.

Blair is continuing with the autopsy. “This creature is an organism that imitates other life-forms.”

The U.S. crew discovers the space ship buried in a crater of ice. They believe the alien space ship crash-landed over 100,000 years ago.

Alien Space Ship Burried in Ice for 100,000years

Alien Space Ship Buried in Ice for 100,000 years

The creature Mac and Copper brought back from the Norwegian camp begins to thaw and comes back to life.

The creature attacks them one by one, starting with Bennings.

As the creature individually attacks them, one by one, they become paranoid. Since it imitates other life forms, anyone of them could be the creature.

Bennings being mutated

One of the camp members as he Mutates

With only a few remaining American scientists still alive, the survivors decide to blow-up and burn their camp in an attempt to kill the creature.

In a final scene of horror, as the creature attacks Mac, he uses dynamite to blow up the creature.

The Thing is an interesting story with several good moments of gore and horror.  I would have enjoyed it if the creature was given time to develop rather than always being torched, but that’s just me.

The Thing is an interesting  horror movie. It’s entertaining.  The gore scenes are very good.

I hope you have enjoyed my review of John Carpenter’s- The Thing.

Until we talk again.

May good fortune guide your path

J. A. Ireland

Batman: Year One – Movie Review

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Dear Batman Fans,

Bruce Wayne before Batman

Bruce Wayne before Batman

I have a Batman review from the beginning of the saga when Batman was first created by the very wealthy, very traumatized, Bruce Wayne, in Gotham City.

The movie begins with the adult, Bruce Wayne flying into Gotham City on a commercial jet airplane, while still in great emotional trauma over his parent’s murders, twelve years ago.

Lieutenant Gordon

Lieutenant Gordon

Lieutenant James Gordon and Barbara Gordon are grudgingly moving to Gotham City due to James’ new job as Police Lieutenant at Gotham Police Department. Barbara is pregnant with their unborn son as they reluctantly relocate. While James takes the train to Gotham, Barbara uses the airlines.

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We see Bruce Wayne as he kneels before the graves of Thomas Wayne and Martha Wayne, his deceased parents. They were murdered twelve years ago during a common mugging with their teenage son, Bruce Wayne, standing next to them.

As the adult, Bruce Wayne, attempts to deal with his heartache, he believes he is receiving a sign from his murdered father. Be believes his father wants him to become Batman.

batman

Batman: Year One

As Bruce Wayne begins to create the vigilante, Batman, and creates a stir in Gotham, Lieutenant James Gordon begins the difficult and unwanted transition in the Gotham City Police Department.

Commissioner Loeb gives Lieutenant Gordon the unwanted task of capturing Batman. “If you don’t capture the vigilante, Batman, it’s your JOB!” yells Gillian Loeb.

Cat Woman

Selena as Cat Woman

To make matters even more complicated, a prostitute in Gotham named Selena decides to become Cat Woman.  She attacks Falcone, the crime lord in Gotham that’s in cahoots with Commissioner Loeb.   Bruce Wayne, as Batman comes to her aid. This proves to be major problem for Lieutenant Gordon because his boss, Commissioner Loeb, and the crime lord Falcone, both think Lieutenant Gordon is the outlaw, vigilante, Batman.

Because Falcone believes Cat Woman is working for Batman, and Batman ordered the hit on him, and Lieutenant Gordon is Batman, he plans his revenge on Lieutenant Gordon by ordering the abduction of Lieutenant Gordon’s  wife and newborn son.  He orders Detective Flass to carryout the abduction.

Falcone - The Evil Crime Lord

Falcone – The Evil Crime Lord

Bruce Wayne, as Batman, saves Lieutenant Gordon’s infant son from certain death at the hands of Detective Flass.

As the movie concludes, Commissioner Loeb is brought under federal charges for racketeering due to Detective Flass’ accurate testimony against his illegal and unethical boss.

Lieutenant Gordon promises to keep Bruce Wayne’s secret identity as Batman confidential.

The Mad Joker in Arkham Asylum

The Crazy Joker in Gotham City

The next nemesis that Lieutenant Gordon is preparing to face is the villain, the Joker.  The Joker is threatening to poison Gotham City’s reservoir.

The movie ends.

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If you are a serious Batman fan, like me, Batman: Year One is a good explanation of how Batman was first created. This animated movie is well- written and enjoyable. It is easy to understand how Bruce Wayne could have traveled down this path, due to the horrific childhood tragedy that he was forced to endure and continues to be emotionally scarred by.

I hope you liked my review of Batman: Year One.

Until we talk again.

May good fortune guide your path.

J. A. Ireland