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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 2013

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The Dark Knight, along with new sidekick Robin, have finally reclaimed Gotham City and allowed a ray of hope to penetrate the reign of terror cast by The Mutants. With Batman back in the spotlight, the extended media coverage has awoken a far worse evil at Arkham Asylum, The Joker!

Starring:
Peter Weller, Ariel Winter
Runtime:
1 hour, 15 minutes

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Genres Action & Adventure
Director Jay Oliva
Starring Peter Weller, Ariel Winter
Supporting actors Michael Emerson, David Selby, Mark Valley, Carlos Alazraqui, Dee Bradley Baker, Paget Brewster, Maria Canals-Barrera, Townsend Coleman, Grey Griffin, Robin Atkin Downes, Greg Eagles, Michael Jackson, Danny Jacobs, Maurice LaMarche, Lex Lang, Yuri Lowenthal, Tress MacNeille, Michael McKean
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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This DVD reminds me what an evil, twisted mass-murdering psychopath the Joker really is. Completely without a conscience and utterly unredeemable. Since Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (Region 2), we kept being shown glimpse of the Joker in a lunatic asylum. Finally the Joker hatches a plan for one last showdown between him and the Batman. This is dark, twisted and BRUTAL!!!! This one thing I do not understand is the fact that after all this time Batman has obviously gotten older and lost a step of two; whereas the Joker seems to have gained a step like he has just come into his prime. He is physically a match for Batman. The closet version of this Joker is in Batman: Under The Red Hood [DVD].

The other villain of the movie is Superman. Yes Superman. I think in the era when the comic was written Superman stood for "Truth, Justice and the American way". This is taken to the nth level as Superman has become an attack dog for the President. Who sums it up perfectly "We have God on our side; or the next best thing ;-)". Not being a Superman fan I always love when he is put back in his place and nobody does it better then Batman. Basically the president feels Batman working outside the system his upsetting the establishment so he tells Superman to "fix it".

Great movie just wish it was not so extortionally expansive. I am tempted to take a star away for the crazy price tag. Also my DVD came with the synopsis on the back in German. Not really a huge problem. I would recommend any to buy this DVD, but when the price drops a bit.
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By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Jun. 2013
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An animated Batman movie that is an adaptation of the graphic novel Batman Dark Knight Returns TP. A work that was one of a few that helped redefine the comic genre back in the 1980's and was one of the first 'graphic novels'.

You should be able to get into this if you've not read said graphic novel. But this adaptation is a two parter, and this dvd is just the second half. It follows right on from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 [Blu-ray] [Region Free], and doesn't do much to bring new viewers up to speed. So start with that rather than this.

Parents do note this is a very violent movie and well worthy of the fifteen certificate. But as they said when the graphic novel first came out: 'DC Comics aren't just for Kids.'

The story sees the forces of authority putting ever greater pressure on Batman to end his war on crime and submit to justice. As he fights to keep Gotham safe in the face of increasingly strong opposition, he has other problems. The Joker's back. The world is edging ever closer to nuclear war. Plus an old friend is now a government lap dog. And he has orders to bring him down.

This is basically a four act story, and there are great set pieces in each. Michael Emerson [Ben from 'Lost'] voices the Joker and turns in a brilliant performance, full of understated crazy menace. Mark Valley [Christopher Chance in the tv show 'Human Target'] also makes a great impression as Bruce's old friend. A sadder and wiser take on said character than we're used to.
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This is the concluding movie of the two part adaption of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and surprisingly it sticks close to the source material while adding new things to the story, obviously there are some sacrifices made (the two animated movies could never match the dark atmosphere of the original comic books) but this is superb it's an amazingly epic achievement. The performances of the voice cast, action, drama and soundtrack are fantastic. Peter Weller and Ariel Winter are excellent as Batman and Robin. It's a must for fans of BATMAN.
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One of the best graphic novels transferred to film I have seen in ages. Great animation, cast and story. Stayed true to the novel and delivered on suspense, action and cliff hanger. Watched twice as it was that good. Shame Amazon only decided to put part one on Prime, I had to purchase the follow on to get the whole story, but worth it.
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By S P Mead TOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 April 2016
Format: Blu-ray
This is Part Two of the animated movie adaption of “The Dark Knight Returns” graphic novel (from 1986), a seminal contribution to comic book fiction – which is, perhaps, Frank Miller’s most famous and important work. It presents an accurate and honest interpretation of the graphic novel, and represents one of the best DC Original Animated Movies.

Following the story presented in the comic book mini-series, this movie concerns an aged Bruce Wayne who, after a decade of retirement, returns to crime-fighting as the masked vigilante known as Batman. He faces opposition from much of the Gotham City police force and the US government. Yet, with the aid of the new Robin, he is able to re-establish himself as the Dark Knight and fight for justice.

The story is set in a dystopian society, an alternative reality to our 1980’s. Wayne, having given up being Batman, drifts aimlessly through life as a drunk. Yet, with crime on the rise – and a new group of villains known as mutants stalking the city – so Wayne is inspired to once again become Batman. And as he does so, some major super-villains of the past reappear … first Two-Face and then, in spectacular fashion, the Joker. In dealing with the gangs, the corrupt authorities, and finally the Joker, so the US government decides to take action against Batman … and it sends Superman to stop the Dark Knight. And so we get an all-out battle between these two titans: Batman vs Superman. Of course, the Man of Steel has all his powers … but Batman happens to be someone who prepares for all eventualities – and this fight is animated brilliantly!

This is a portrayal of the Dark Knight that exists at the opposite pole of the campy 1960’s TV show. This is a gritty, menacing and serious Batman.
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