Reviews and Problems with Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Part 1
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (Blu-ray)
8 October 2012
Excerpt: Warner Bros. animation continues its trend of releasing direct-to-video animated features based on some of the most famous storylines in DC Comics history. This time around, they've tackled a biggie: Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns . Taking a cue from big-budget blockbusters, they've split the adaptation into two segments, beginning with Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 . It's the future.
Conclusion: 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Part 1' is a mostly successful animated adaptation of Frank Miller's celebrated comic book series. A dark, violent interpretation of the Caped Crusader, the film features cool animation but suffers from some thin characterizations and occasionally stilted performances. The video transfer and audio mix are both very good, and the supplements offer a few solid bonuses for fans.
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Blu-ray Review
20 September 2012
Summary: Successfully adapting Frank Miller's seminal 1986 limited series, "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns," would be a monumental challenge and undertaking for anyone, Christopher Nolan included, and it's long been considered unfilmable. (Alan Moore's Watchmen being another, not that Zack Snyder didn't prove just how filmable a fairly faithful adaptation really could be.) Executive producer Bruce Timm and his team apparently don't scare so easily. For Warner Bros.