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What to know: "Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
Recommended age 13-17
78 minutes
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Mark Twain once said, "Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody." Well, this rings true in the animated move, "Batman the Dark Knight Returns part 2" which is adapted from the graphic novel written by Frank Miller. Let me just say, this film is very graphic and mature in its presentation. This film has voice overs by Arielle Winter as Robin, Michael Emerson as The Joker, Mark Valley as Superman and Peter Weller as Batman. This film is about Batman's return from his self-imposed exile and how he is faced to deal with the Joker and his robot children. He also must face his greatest opponent yet, Superman himself. This film picks up where part 1 left off and Gotham City is in very dark time where crime is rampant and the city is in fear of the criminals. The Joker has been locked up for many years and while he seems lost and harmless, he is biding his time to make his escape and take control of Gotham. Batman's quest is none other than to save Gotham and once again make the city a safe place to live at any and all costs. My favorite character is Robin, as I like the spin of Robin being female in this film. I like how, though she is a girl, she is still very tough and courageous. My favorite scene is the ending but you'll have to watch the movie to see what happens then. Is Batman gone for good? Time will only tell. The animation in this film is very good and so well done that it seems very real. As I stated earlier - for an animated film, this is extremely graphic with many violent and bloody scenes that you don't normally expect in an animated file. This is a film geared towards teenage boys, at least 13 and up, due to the violence and graphic details. Because of this, I rate this movie 3 out of 5 stars. However, the visual presentation is done well, and the music matches so well with the scenes you are intrigued to continue watching. Graphic novel and DC Comic fans will love this film. Review by Julianna Noone, age 13, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. And remember, there's a storm coming........
I'm a Batman fan and LOVED IT! So in my opinion I give it 5 firecracker flashes out of five flashes! I think they really captured that side and the transition from novel through screen. The death of the joker is epic even more so then the Superman confrontation. However, there is a lot of violence. It is very intense and bloody. But, no cursing.
The Dark Knight and Robin have finally reclaimed Gotham City. With Batman back in the spotlight, the media coverage has awoken a far worse evil. The Joker! He has a diabolical scheme that may pull Batman down to the darkest levels of insanity. While on the horizon, a global catastrophe races toward Gotham and with it comes The Man of Steel, though this time he has Batman in his sights. Animated film based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller.
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