In Review: Gotham: Legend of Dark Knight: Ace Chemicals

Gordon races to uncover the criminal element threatening to end talks of Gotham's reunification with the mainland.

Synopsis: Gordon races to uncover the criminal element threatening to end talks of Gotham’s reunification with the mainland. A very much alive Jeremiah returns and organizes a twisted recreation of the murder of Bruce’s parents with the help of Jervis Tetch aka Mad Hatter.

Review: Bruce’s confrontation with Jeremiah leads to an iconic moment that fans of the 1989 Batman film will remember.

The Story

Bruce, Jim and Gotham PD are looking for Alfred who has gone missing. Jim orders Bruce to take a break, but instead, Bruce goes off on his own while Jim and the others search elsewhere.

While Bruce is searching he comes across an old newspaper with the headline concerning the murder of his mother and father. This leads Bruce to where Jeremiah is hiding and a game begins in which Jeremiah makes Bruce relive the night that his parents died. While playing this deadly game Bruce finds Alfred who has been hypnotized by Mad Hatter.

Meanwhile, Jim and his team have also run into trouble as they meet Mad Hatter on their way to intercepting Bruce.

All of this ties up with a final showdown between Bruce and Jeremiah who has once again set a load of bombs to go off that resemble fireworks. Thankfully Jim is able to get rid of the bombs before they go off, which leaves Bruce to deal with Jeremiah as they meet at Ace Chemicals.

The Acting

Cameron Monaghan absolutely rocks as Jeremiah. My favorite scene is the one where Bruce is watching Jeremiah on the cinema screen where he is dressed as Zorro and is reenacting the scene that caused the young Bruce Wayne to want to leave the cinema because he was scared. Monaghan is deliciously evil when he asked Bruce if things might have been different has his younger self faced his fear instead of having his parents escort him out the cinema, which led to them being shot.

Overall

A great episode, which lends from a lot of Batman mythology and sets up Jeremiah’s future as Mr J perfectly.

9.7
Gotham: Legend of Dark Knight: Ace Chemicals
  • Story
    9.8
  • Acting
    10
  • CGI
    9.5
  • Incidental Music
    9.3

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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