I can't really say much for the writing or acting, but visually Aaron Schoenke's Batman fan film City of Scars is kind of impressive -- particularly when you consider it was shot over 21 days with a budget of just $27,000.
The 30-minute short, which debuted today at Daily Motion, covers familiar territory:
When the Joker escapes from Arkham and murders the parents of a young boy, Batman recalls the pain of losing his own parents as a child. He is pushed past his limits to the point where his focus becomes revenge on all who stand in his way, including many of Gotham’s underworld. Finally, Batman is forced to look at the psychological profile of his own mind and accept the consequences of his life to find resolve.
Like I said, it's fairly well-worn ground. But still, it looks pretty good, right?