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?
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.
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.
When LexCorps accidentally unleash a murderous creature, Doomsday, Superman meets his greatest challenge as a champion. Based on the "The Death of Superman" storyline that appeared in DC Comics' publications in the 1990s.
During the scene in the Gordons' apartment, a number of photos can be seen on the wall. The largest of these is an image of James Gordon with his first wife, Barbara Gordon (Maiden Name Kean), and their son, James Gordon Jr. as seen in the earlier animated adaptation of Batman: Year One. Another of the photos appears to be of their daughter, also named Barbara Gordon, aka Batgirl. See more »
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Step aside Superman, here comes the 'Batman' 8.5/10
I just recently watched 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1' which was actually better than 'The Dark Night Rises' in my opinion. Peter Weller really nailed the part of Bruce Wayne and I don't know if it was because he was famous for Robocop but he was a natural. In 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2' he now has Superman to contend with which made for perhaps a more exciting story but not as good as Part 1. The thing that made Part 1 great was the fact that Jay Oliva captured the feeling of Gotham brilliantly and is the perfect setting for Batman but in this that feeling is lost. Also, while Part 1 felt more like an adult animation this one, while still awesome is a bit more kid friendly but that's not a bad thing. I loved The Joker and he was played well by Michael Emerson (Saw). I wish Robin had a bit more to do in this because what little we saw of her back story in Part 1 was really interesting and could have been fleshed out more in this. Still, this is only a minor issue.
Well, this completes Frank Miller's amazing version of Batman and I hope there's more in the works because I am now hooked on these animated features. 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1' is a bit better than Part 2 but only just. A must for Batman fans. Highly Recommended.
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