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4.0 out of 5 stars There are seven working defenses from this position. Three of them disarm with minimal contact. Three of them kill. The other..., 2 Oct. 2012
This review is from: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Part 1 [Blu-ray] [2012] [US Import] (Blu-ray)
hurts.

This animated film is phenomenal, it is near enough page/caption perfect. The only parts that lets this film down is the lack of inner monologue and the pacing.

Without the inner monologue you don't get to understand what the Batman thinks like.

"It was tough work, carrying 220 pounds of sociopath to the top of Gotham Towers -- the highest spot in the city. The scream alone is worth it".

The director made a big mistake here in my opinion. This causes problems with the pacing, you now need to see everything the Batman does and have it explained to you in dialogue or visually.

As mentioned great film, but monologue lacking takes a star off for me.
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Initial post: 10 Oct 2012 16:00:02 BDT
is this Region free or encoded for the US only?

Posted on 12 Oct 2012 00:00:53 BDT
I agree to an extent - you miss the inner machinations of Batman's thinking process, and you don't get just how shocked or vulnerable he feels when he gets back in the suit and faces the mutant leader etc. Still, perhaps they felt a voice-over to be a bit of a cliché and the Director has had to work with his choice - which for the most part he does well.

A decent stab at such a game-changer of a comic/graphic novel.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2012 09:37:02 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Oct 2012 09:38:26 BDT
Hate Tank says:
I respect your opinion but i don't think it would have been a cliche. In no other Batman (Animated or Film) is an inner monologue used. If there was I would gladly want to know why Batman thought that a suit with Nipples would be a good idea? Also why would you take 8 years off work after the death of an ex-girlfirend who was not in love with you yet the brutal murder of your parents would inspire you? Why would you only put the cowl back on when you are personally robbed are you that selfish? What look do you have that makes orphans recognise you as the Batman?

But for me personally I think it was a good film, but with the monologue it could have been great.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Oct 2012 20:53:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 Oct 2012 20:54:07 BDT
Theres a few bits where they do kind of work around like instead of "a quick cut above his eyes will blind him" instead becomes the mutant saying something like "was that supposed to hurt" and then we see the blood trickling down his face. I agree the Monologues are missed but having the action animated brings it more to life than I could ever have imagined it in the original comic.

Bring on part 2.

Posted on 26 Feb 2014 10:03:02 GMT
I completely agree with your review. The inner monologue would have been perfect, why they omitted it is beyond me and also why it loses a star in my opinion.
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