Note, I have had absolutely no exceptions of Gotham Knight and had no idea of its goal to have it as a gap between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight so I'm going to review it as a stand-alone rather than a bridge like IGN.com did. Also, aside from the animated series, I am a virgin to all things Batman and I've just recently gotten into it (example: just read "The Killing Joke"). IGN mentioned that most of the themes in these shorts have previously been covered but to me they were completely new so I was thrilled. So, enough of my intro-babbling. Onto my review.
The Good of Gotham Knight: Have I Got A Story For You
I love seeing a story from the perspective of the citizen's of Gotham, especially the teens of Gotham, which this first story covers. Four skateboarding kids tell of their encounter with Batman that day in very extraordinary fashion. Each interpretation gave way to a different Batman. One batman was a "living shadow" while another was an actual flying bat while another was a giant robot, which was pretty cool. At the end the real batman shows up and I won't give away the ending but it was a nice short.
The Bad of Gotham Knight: Have I Got A Story For You
It was a sweet and simple short. Nothing bad about it.
The Good of Gotham Knight: Crossfire
Now we see my Batman from the perspective of the cops over at the Major Crimes Unit of Gotham. This is the first short to feature another character from The Dark Knight: Officer Ramirez. This was an okay short. It's nice to see that a good cop is actually against Batman and his ideals which causes conflict with Gordon and Ramirez.
The action sequence was pretty cool once Batman got in the mix.
The Bad of Gotham Knight: Crossfire
I didn't like the voice of Gordon in this and the prison scene I didn't entirely get.
The Good of Gotham Knight: Field Test
The Bad of Gotham Knight: Field Test
Field test is probably the weakest short of the whole package.
The Good of Gotham Knight: In Darkness Dwells
The Bad of Gotham Knight: In Darkness Dwells
The Good of Gotham Knight: Working Through Pain
The Bad of Gotham Knight: Working Through Pain
The Good of Gotham Knight: Deadshot
The Bad of Gotham Knight: Deadshot