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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)

PG-13  |  Video  |   |  Animation, Action  |  25 September 2012 (USA)
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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?

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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?

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Old heroes never die. They just get darker. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence and action | See all certifications »

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25 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batman DCU: Mroczny rycerz powrot, czesc 1  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This movie stars Peter Weller as Bruce Wayne / Batman, who was the title character in RoboCop 2 (1990), which Frank Miller scripted. Miller is responsible for the graphic novel that this animated film is based upon. See more »

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Mutant Leader: [picks up shell next to fallen Mutant member] Rubber bullets. Ha! All this metal, and you don't even use it to kill! It's just a shell to keep you safe? What's the matter? Ain't you got the stomach for it? I call you coward! Come out here and face me like a man. I kill you, I eat your heart! Prove you can take me. Prove you can fight with your hands. C'mon, man! You borin' me.
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Batman: Mm-hmm.
Alfred Pennyworth: He's in his prime. He'll kill you.
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"Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1" is simply amazing, I give it a 10 out of 10.
30 September 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1" is by far the best DC animated film since "Batman: Under the Red Hood", the storyline stays true to the Frank Miller comic book limited series. It follows a dark & gritty telling of a 55 year old Bruce Wayne coming out of a 10 year retirement from being Batman, because Gotham City's crime rate is worse than ever, criminals now run free & the city is constantly under attack by a massive gang known as the mutants. You get to view an older Bruce Wayne who is way past his prime & struggling to see if he still has what it takes to be the Batman. The voice acting in this film is top notch, the animation is very detailed & the action scenes are superb. This film was very well done & I highly recommend it to any fan of Batman.


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