The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 (Animated)

August 03, 2012 @ 01:04:25

Originally posted by Inactive User
Although Miller’s 1986 miniseries only comprised four issues, its jarring tech-noir fable about fallen heroes, corrupted cultures and mutant takeovers rebooted Batman across media. From Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman blockbuster and Bruce Timm’s influential Batman: The Animated Series all the way to Nolan’s live-action epics, everyone has bowed to Miller’s revisionism.

The new movie, shepherded by Timm and with Robocop actor Peter Weller as the voice of a resurgent Bruce Wayne, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part One touches down Sept. 25 on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s the 15th, and the most ambitious, of the DC Universe animated films.

An excellently cast Weller is joined by Batman: Under the Red Hood‘s Wade Williams as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, The Social Network’s David Selby as Commissioner Gordon and This Is Spinal Tap’s Michael McKean as poor Dr. Bartholomew Wolper.

Warner Bros. Animation has not yet divulged who it has cast as Joker, but we’re partial to John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time), whose brutal clown prince of crime reigned over Batman: Under the Red Hood, one of the DC Universe’s finest animated films.

Since Miller didn’t trot out Superman as Ronald Reagan’s stooge until late in the pages of The Dark Knight Returns, the Man of Steel voice-casting information should become available before the second half of the animated two-parter touches down in early 2013
August 03, 2012 @ 02:25:20
That trailer is just a remake of an old late 2000's batman cartoon, same story same villain same errthang, it looks almost identical smh.
August 03, 2012 @ 03:20:49
^Same story, same villain same errthang? You must be wildin. Anyone who ever read this when they were younger would be hyped.

I'm just wondering how much they might tone down from the source material. I'd let The Dark Knight Strikes Again slide, but here's hoping the don't touch All Star Batman and Robin.

Sneak Peak:
August 03, 2012 @ 08:51:19
I didn't read it, i watched the damn cartoon. It's not even a new cartoon, same scenes same action same character design on the mutant dude. To me this is like the re-release of titanic in 3d....
August 04, 2012 @ 15:59:57
female robin? batman wielding a fucking sniper rifle?
August 04, 2012 @ 16:41:35
I always support any batman animated flim .

wish someone would do a Batman Beyond Animated flim

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August 04, 2012 @ 17:53:22
female robin? batman wielding a fucking sniper rifle?

This movie is adapted from a graphic novel.

Check it out. TDK Rises takes a lot from it as well.
August 05, 2012 @ 00:10:59
August 06, 2012 @ 06:48:31
This looks sick. I am tripping about a female robin though...i gotta check out the graphic novel.
August 06, 2012 @ 21:02:33
i just re-read the graphic novel not too long ago. really hyped for this now:

some background:

- this takes place several years after batman has retired (...sound familiar?)
- in part 1 harvey dent, after receiving cosmetic surgery, relapses as two face and brings an old-aged batman out of retirement
- he teams up with a gymnast girl who discovers his identity and takes on the robin mantle (familiar again?)... no mention/appearance of nightwing.
- in part 2, batman has to fight a gang leader who has overrun gotham city with his band of goons and mercenaries (hmmmmm....)
- gotham is under a nuclear threat (... i think i saw a movie like this)

if you were fan of TDKR, i'd say check this out as it (graphic novel) is definitely one primary sources of inspiration for the nolan films.

there's even a part when Batman first re-appears, and an old cop tells a rookie cop "it's Batman! hey, you're in for a show!"
August 06, 2012 @ 23:21:17
yeah didn't the interrogation scene in the dark knight come from one of the comics?
August 06, 2012 @ 23:46:10
miller's dark knight rises is right up there with the killing joke
August 07, 2012 @ 00:07:46
Girl robin? Fuck all that.

Batman: The Animated Series >>>>>>
August 07, 2012 @ 18:46:43
damn dudes dont know about frank miller i guess. the comic was a classic
August 07, 2012 @ 18:59:52
yeah, Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns was basically The Nolan Dark Knight of the comic book world back in 86. it was one of the first times Batman was portrayed in a darker and more realistic tone with real-world consequences.
September 05, 2012 @ 11:59:37
First Look At The Joker From Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2

September 06, 2012 @ 19:06:09
The TDKR Pt. 2 Joker looks inspired by Mark Hammil to me which would be dope since he's the best Joker voice ever. I still haven't read the comic, need to do that. Killing Joke is the business theaux.

September 06, 2012 @ 20:49:50
yeah that girl robin shit sucks

rather have batgirl in that bitch
September 29, 2012 @ 04:35:18
Watching it right now. Animation is great as always.
September 29, 2012 @ 05:12:20
^Should I watch it?

I want to see the world burn

September 29, 2012 @ 07:48:47
^ Wasn't too bad. I'd just wait for Part 2 to come out and watch it back-to-back.
September 29, 2012 @ 23:54:12
female Robin huh? what's next? Catman?
September 30, 2012 @ 23:05:41
It was ight for a cartoon though, wanted more details on the old Robin(spoiler)

Don't badmind me.

January 16, 2013 @ 20:01:56
Part 2 leaked on the net last week. I think they did a really good job with this overall, easily making this two part series  my favourite animated feature from DC to date. My only gripe would be the exclusion of his inner monologue, which to me was one of the best parts about the book and Frank's writing.
January 18, 2013 @ 20:29:37
yeah dude. part two was fucking intense. superman vs batman and shit. joker went off.

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January 19, 2013 @ 05:43:52
Eh part 1 was a clusterfuck imo, part 2 was dark and sick as fuck.  Still not diggin the dyke velma looking robin though.
January 19, 2013 @ 23:04:20
^ Part 2 is easily better than Part 1. This is typical Frank Miller dark writing.

Joker's voice in Part 2 is lol.
January 20, 2013 @ 05:34:46
That last fight was crazy, wrecking ball scene was pretty dope.

Don't badmind me.

February 12, 2013 @ 02:22:09
Just finished watching Part 2. One of the better Batman movies. 
The ending was the shit.

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