There's a mystery afoot in Gotham City, and Batman must go toe-to-toe with a mysterious vigilante, who goes by the name of Red Hood. Subsequently, old wounds reopen and old, once buried memories come into the light.
Batman discovers a mysterious teen-aged girl with super-human powers and a connection to Superman. When the girl comes to the attention of Darkseid, the evil overlord of Apokolips, events take a decidedly dangerous turn.
Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?
While trying to uncover the Joker's secrets, Terry McGinnis, the new Batman, discovers the greatest mystery in the career of the original Batman - the true story of the night Batman fought the Joker for the last time. Though when Bruce Wayne is almost killed in one of the Joker's new attacks, it's up to Batman Beyond to avenge his mentor and put the Joker to rest forever. Written by
John Codega <Jedimaster54321@aol.com>
Although the Joker is generally thought to have been destroyed for good in this movie, he is not actually completely gone, as he has a still-living counterpart in an alternate universe introduced in the "Justice League" episode, Justice League: A Better World: Part II (2003), in which the Joker has been lobotomized by that dimension's Superman and now serves as the superintendent of Arkham Asylum. However, this alternate Joker's status, by the time of the movie, is unknown. See more »
The Joker pulls his joy buzzer out of nowhere. See more »
[pulls off Terry's mask and begins choking him]
HA HA HA! Come on McGinnis! Laugh it up now! You miserable little punk! LAUGH!
[Puts his face close to his]
I CAN'T HEAR YOU!
[reaches his hand, holding one of The Joker's electric hand buzzers, to the back of his neck and electrocutes him]
[you briefly see a close up of the DNA microchip in his neck flying apart]
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When I bought the unedited version of this movie on DVD, I had never watched Batman Beyond in my life, so I knew nothing about the storyline. I wasn't even sure about buying the movie before having seen it, but I am a great fan of Mark Hamill's Joker, so I was sure that even if the movie sucked, I would at least like the Joker.
What I found was a great bit of animation with a surprisingly awesome storyline. I was expecting the comic book cliche of a clone replacement, but the fresh twist had me guessing all the way through. And I was right about loving the Joker, he was still as great as he always was.
If you haven't seen it yet, don't wait. It won't disappoint you.
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