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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

This is the animated movie adaptation of Frank Miller’s legendary comic book, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. The book was originally four issues which can be broken down roughly as Batman fights 1) Two-Face, 2) Mutant Leader, 3) Joker, and 4) Superman – in Part 1 we get 1) and 2) though it isn’t just fighting as we see Bruce’s journey back to being the Dark Knight after a 10 year break. It is an incredibly faithful version of Miller’s story, often praised as the greatest Batman story ever told, and it’s because of this faithfulness to the original book that it’s impossible to talk about this film without comparing the two. It’s strict adherence to the book might be the reason why the film was released in 2 parts so as not to leave anything out without making it an over-long watch (though, yes, I do know it »

- Noel Thorne

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