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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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The Mayor (voice)
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Mackie (voice)
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Joker (voice)
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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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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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Batman DCU: Mroczny rycerz - Powrót, czesc 1  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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This was not the first time Wade Williams had done a role for projects relating to DC Comics. There are subtle references to Jason Todd returning as The Red Hood in Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010), where Williams portrays Black Mask in that film. He had voiced Mantis/Supreme Chairman in an episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008), titled "Cry Freedom Fighters!" and Deegan in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011). Most recently, he played the Warden at Blackgate Prison when Selena Kyle was being jailed in The Dark Knight Rises (2012); this was most likely owing to the fact that he played Brad Bellick in Prison Break (2005). Here, he voiced seemingly reformed criminal Harvey Dent/Two-Face in a reversal of roles to both his parts in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and Prison Break (2005). See more »

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Mutant Leader: That a tickle?
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)
15 September 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Dark Knight Returns, is for me, the best Batman film of the year. The animation is superb, especially when the action kicks off. It sees Bruce Wayne return to crime fighting after a 10 year absence. Unlike his Nolan counterpart however, he was Batman for a damn sight longer than just a year. His return is depicted as an obsession that finally grabs control and pulls him in. He barely even notices it when he shaves off his mustache as it just becomes a natural part of the process. A new threat, called The Mutants, rises in Gotham, and Batman has to sort them out. His age becomes his weakness as he must go up against the leader of The Mutants. he film is littered with cuts to TV shows and newscasts discussing whether or not Batman is a help or a hindrance. Peter Weller does a great job as the voice of Batman, and it's nice to see a Batman with a dark and dangerous sense of humour. As an adaptation it remains fairly close to the source material, but manages to capture the ferocity of the violence without being too graphic. Gotham looked and felt exactly how I remember it when I was growing up. This is great stuff, and is a huge tease for Part 2, where we will see The Joker once again.


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