Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

2013

Action / Adventure / Animation / Crime / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller

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IMDb Rating 8.4 10 38542

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Ariel Winter as Robin / Carrie Kelley
Paget Brewster as Lana Lang
Peter Weller as Batman / Bruce Wayne
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Robert McElwaine 8 / 10

A fitting closure to the the tale which is richly dark and complex in it's entirety

Having just defeated the Mutant Leader; and acquiring Carrie Kelley as the latest version of his sidekick Robin; Bruce Wayne/Batman learns that he now must contend with the inexorable return of his most infamous nemesis; the Joker. Meanwhile fervently hostile political relations between the USA and Soviet Russia, force the President of Western nation to exploit the formidable powers of Superman; who who's actions inextricably will lead to a stand-off between he and the Dark Knight; while Gotham City descends in to anarchy.

Commencing with the second half, and with his presence being teasingly hinted at within the first; there is the inexorable inclusion of the once camply referred to; Clown prince of crime; The Joker who's vocals are brought to life by Michael Emerson of TV's; Lost and Person of Interest fame. His presence undeniably runs the risk of feeling contrived but this was Frank Miller's story were are talking about here and his figurative resurrection from a comatose state his beautifully realized. That first moment you hear his first few syllables which herald the beginning of the second act; you can't hep but feel goosebumps. His personal story with he being incarcerated in a mental facility for undisclosed period of time in a dormant state and his reemergence are masterfully executed. The incorporation of his therapist; the naively idealistic Dr. Bartholomew Wolper (an ever reliable Michael McKean) also adds something to the overarching narrative. My one reservation with Emerson's portrayal is while he vocally has a chilling resonance; the iconic laugh just lacks the high pitched maniacal oomph that Mark Hamill definitely rendered. Never the less; his return although brief but it's impact is no less worse for it and serves to shine a light on the jaded nature of Bruce Wayne's former idealism.

Entering in to the fray; having the torch being passed to her by her successor James Gordon, is new Commissioner Ellen Yindel (Maria Cannais-Barrera) who represents a bold new generation of Gotham law enforcement. Steadfast in her convictions in regards to the law; she has a contradictory code of ethics to her predecessor who she never the less has a underlining respect for as he does for her. It would be easy to portray her as a partial villain of the piece, and while undoubtedly a thorn in Batman's side; her motives are anything if not pure.

Finally there is the final stage of the film, which while his arc of the story plays out in parallel with the previous ongoing action; the slightly uneven and shaky relationship between Clarke Kent/Superman comes inevitably to ahead. Once a symbol of hope, he has become something of the antithesis of everything he is supposed to stand for as he has essentially become a weapon of the United Stated government, answering to; President Ronald Reagan (remember that the graphic novel was published back in 1986). Truth, Justice and the American way have become glorified buzzwords to enshroud politically dubious intentions. The ultimate battle of two ideological; who are diametrically opposed another layer to the depth and complexity of the overall narrative.

As a closing chapter this as with it's opening is an appropriately dark and gritty conclusion to this animated adaptation which would have deserved a theatrical release. It is however, as I have hitherto affirmed is not in it's overall entirety, as neither was the graphic novel. With the superhero/comic-book genre a healthy amount of suspension of disbelief is required, although this in my personal view asks a tad too much in terms of Bruce Wayne's waning virility; while there could have been an in-depth struggle with his reconciling in enlisting a new youthful sidekick with the brutal death of Jason Todd. All in all this is fundamentally an absorbing and richly composite tale that although not officially canon; would make for supplementary addition to the Batman saga. It's vocal performances are for the most part exemplary and it's animation inspired, as it strikingly captures the dark, brooding aesthetic of Gotham City. In short; it's required viewing for any Batman aficionado

Reviewed by Platypuschow 8 / 10

Batman The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2: One of the best Batman tales by far

Following directly on from the passable Dark Knight Returns Part 1 we see an aged Batman doing what he does best.

Clearly tired and with a new young Robin protege he is forced to contend with the return of the Joker, civil unrest, an increasingly hostile police force and Superman himself.

I went into this expecting more of the same, little did I realise it would be a contender for the best Batman movie out there.

Well written, thoughtful, very dark & with some genuinely game changing moments this second (And likely last) part really delivers. I find the old Batman so much more interesting, tired, hurting but determined to continue his crusade until his final breath.

This is evidence that the franchise has plenty of life in it, it just needs to be placed in the right peoples hands. If Batman vs Superman had been like this the DC Universe would be looking a whole hell of a lot more promising right now.

The Good:

Dark, gritty and violent

The Bad:

Robin, really?!

Odd version of the Joker

Timeline is weird

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

More movies need topless villainess's

Catwoman becoming a Madam, not really surprising

The bat glider scene made me just plain uncomfortable, good soldier, good soldier

One day DC will need to explain how Supermans outfit is impervious to damage as well

Reviewed by DCfan 10 / 10

Every thing I want and much more

I saw this movie the following week after the first part and I have to say this NOSTALGIA! Not going to lie I loved this film it was definitely miles better than the first one. I as I said in Part 1 I would recommend this movie to any who likes the comics and is a long time Batman fan.

This is probably one of Micheal Emersons best voice over I have ever seen ever since the Ben 10/Generator Rex Crossover. His best lines were: "So long as you don't miss it!", "Its finally here isn't it? the moment we both dreamed about." , "Oh don't tell me you are gonna fall asleep at the last minute!" and "See you in HELL!"

I also enjoyed the fight scene between Batman and Superman this made me look forward to Dawn of justice. The whole fight scene was awesome that I didn't want to leave the movie.

Even the very last scene where Oliver was underground. The night when I fell asleep I kept on thinking what will happen next. I was that excited. I wouldn't mind if DC would make a part 3 and 4 that would mean a lot to me.

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