Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part Two – ABC Film Challenge – Comic Books – J (Joker) – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part Two – Movie Review
Director: Jay Oliva
Writer: Bob Goodman (Screenplay)
Writer: Frank Miller, Klaus Janson (Comic Book)
Cast (Voice Talents)
- Peter Weller (Robocop)
- Ariel Winter (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang)
- David Selby (The Social Network)
- Michael Emerson (Lost)
- Mark Valley (Stolen)
Plot: The Batman has returned after a 10-year absence. The Gotham authorities want to arrest him. An old foe wants a reunion. The Feds want the Man of Tomorrow to put a stop to him.
Runtime: 1 Hour 16 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part Two starts as the Mutant gang have turned themselves into the Sons of Batman. Using their fighting desire to protect the city, as the rise of vigilantes has happened. This has awoken Joker from Gotham Asylum and the President calling upon Superman to stop Batman.
Joker escapes going on another one of his rampages. With the new police commissioner hunting down Batman. It leaves Bruce needing to make the difficult decisions, when it comes to protecting Gotham.
Verdict on Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part Two
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part Two picks up right where part one finishes. This sees Batman being a wanted man and needing to face an old enemy and an old ally. The three sides head into battle as they look to solve the problems presented to them, in the larger battle for the right thing.
This is a much more interesting sequel, mainly because it has more iconic characters involved. The Joker and Superman help us understand the bigger picture of the movie. Much like how Avengers got torn apart with political points of view, this offers the same discussion between Batman and Superman. However, the Joker side of everything does seem to lack the impact it should have.
Final Thoughts – Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part Two is a much darker path and improved conclusion to the story.