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

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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 / Bruce Wayne (voice)
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Robin / Carrie Kelley (voice)
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Harvey Dent (voice)
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Hernando (voice)
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Don (voice)
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Lana Lang (voice)
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Ellen Yindel (voice) (as Maria Canals)
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Joanie (voice)
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Morrie (voice)
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Anchor Carla (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)
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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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The last fight begins. 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)  »

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Batman DCU: Mroczny rycerz - Powrót, czesc 1  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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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. During the rooftop scene where Batman is taking out Twoface's henchmen -2 of his thugs resemble the gang members from The Original Robocop movie - who murdered Peter Weller's character See more »

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Alfred Pennyworth: Master Bruce. You set off the alarm, sir. This somnambulism is becoming a problem especially for those of us with a penchant for sleeping at night.
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Excellent Adaptation That Falls Just Short of Epic
27 September 2012 | by (Bradenton, FL) – See all my reviews

An impressively loyal adaptation of one of comics' most important stories, complete with social commentary, nods at dark chapters of the character's history and a glut of wanton brutality. Despite being ripped violently into two pieces, the story still functions very well and reaches a natural climax in time for the credits to roll after a drawn-out 75 minutes. I fear the end result may be a less-dense arching plot line, especially as most of the political commentary was removed from this chapter (presumably as it won't be relevant until the second) but there's still more than enough pulp to go around. While the storyline is doggedly faithful (indeed, most of the dialog is copied verbatim from the source), the artwork is both influenced by and notably distanced from Frank Miller and Lynn Varley's amazing work on the printed page. And, while that does rob the story of some of its character, the result is suitable enough; fresh but also familiar. Peter Weller turns in some decent work as the voice of Bruce Wayne, but I couldn't help but daydream about how Kevin Conroy would have approached the material. Very good, if not perfect.


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