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

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
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Peter Weller

Peter Weller

Batman / Bruce Wayne
Ariel Winter

Ariel Winter

Robin / Carrie Kelley
David Selby

David Selby

Commissioner Gordon
Wade Williams

Wade Williams

Harvey Dent
Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Don (voice)
Paget Brewster

Paget Brewster

Lana Lang
Maria Canals-Barrera

Maria Canals-Barrera

Ellen Yindel


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Bob Kane

Bob Kane

(characters)
Frank Miller

Frank Miller

(comic book)


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Satisfying rendering of Frank Miller's iconic work

7 months, 1 week ago at Sep 12 17:58
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"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."

For over twenty years, comic fans have yearned for a film adaptation of Frank Miller's 1986 four-issue miniseries The Dark Knight Returns, which has long been considered a vital, iconic part of comic book history. Although a live-actio... read more
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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?
Release date: 25 September 2012
Batman (11), 2012 (5), Action (3), Superhero (3), Animation (3), Two-Face (2), Based On Comic (2), DC Comics (2), Robin (2), (1), The Dark Knight Returns (1), Superheroes (1), Crime (1), Adaptation (1), Dc (1), Dystopia (1), 2010s (1), The Joker (1)
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“"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." ”

PvtCaboose91 posted a review 7 months, 1 week ago

Satisfying rendering of Frank Miller's iconic work

“"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."

For over twenty years, comic fans have yearned for a film adaptation of Frank Miller's 1986 four-issue miniseries The Dark Knight Returns, which has long been considered a vital, iconic part of comic book history. Although a live-action adaptation is yet to be produced, it's hard to complain about the quality of 2012's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, a straight-to-video animated production from Warner Bros. Animation. A constituent of the long-running DC Comics animated universe, this is an impressive, lavishly-produced feature which manages to do the groundbreaking comic book justice. While there are a few issues here and ” read more

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