Reviews and Problems with Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
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Movie overall 10
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Deluxe Edition
14 September 2014
Excerpt: Finally an adaptation on Frank Miller's ground breaking graphic novel. I don't really count that one episode from the DCAU "Legends of the Dark Knight". Peter Weller (Robocop) is perfect for an older Batman and one of the few times it works when Kevin Conroy is not at the helm. Rest of the voice acting isn't bad but its not great either.
Excerpt: with so many stories to choose from, writer Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns is perhaps the most successful graphic novel about an older batman who comes out of retirement to fight crime in his beloved Gotham one final time. The live action movies have never tried to adapt this story verbatim (although Christopher Nolen took a few pages from it in his Batman Trilogy).
Excerpt: Im a Big Batman fan but have never been overly interested in the animated form (apart from the 90's series), after reading the review on this site about the deluxe edition I decided to take the plunge as my mate was on holiday in the states and said he could pick it up for me cheap. I have to say I was very suprised with how fantastic this animated adaptation is, (it did take me a few mins for me accept Robocop as batman) I was gripped throughout and the 2 & half hour...
Excerpt: Movie: Generally speaking the animation adapts the Frank Miller classics in a faithful way. But of course due to the time limit some important details were missing like the character development of Carrie is clearly not enough. Nevertheless the movie managed to tell the story fluently and in a stylish manner which was named unfilmable. Also the seamless cut is important to make the story more complete rather than two related episodes of Batman.
Excerpt: This animated Batman adventure includes part 1 and 2 (previously released in their own films) combined into one whole movie. For a 2D animated flick, the blu-ray's video and audio quality is quite solid with not many flaws. Any Batman fan will appreciate this set but the winner here, is the special features.