Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013)

dkr1“I didn’t have to go easy on you. A different binding agent, a stronger mix… I want you to remember that. I wanted to remind you to stay out of my way. In all the years to come, in your most private moments, I want you to remember the one man who beat you! ” – Batman

Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 Sep 2016)

Brief Synopsis – Batman returns to protecting Gotham after Commissioner Gordon retires and the Joker shows up again to cause chaos.

My Take on it – I never quite understood why this was a two part movie despite each part only being about 75 minutes long.

A movie that is 2.5 hours long never bothers me, but I must admit after seeing both of these films that I’m extremely glad that they separated them.

The stories are complementary to one another, but really are two completely different stories with different tones that each work in different ways.

This film was amazing IMHO. It was by far my favorite of all of the DC/WB animated superhero films that I’ve seen til now because it was so exciting and thrilling the whole way through.

After having seen Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), it was so interesting to see which parts were “borrowed” from this storyline including the armor Batman uses in his battle with the Man of Steel.

Loved the way the plot moved along and it stayed so close to the personalities of all of the characters that we know and love both the good and bad ones.

The dark tone of Batman works extremely well here and we get an even better sense of the importance of The Dark Knight to Gotham and vice versa; the two really need each other in order to survive properly.

This is a movie that I plan to see again because it was done so well.

Bottom Line – By far, my favorite of the WB/DC animated films because it is able to be extremely thrilling while keeping the suspense going the entire time.  Loved the way they were able to integrate the differing personalities and moral stances of Superman and Batman.  The plot was great and so much fun to watch unfold.  Very dark theme that is able to keep things interesting.  Am glad that this was disconnected from Part I because despite being in the same world and the stories being complementary, they are definitely two completely different tales. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Throughout the entirety of the film, Superman is never directly addressed as such. When other characters speak with him or refer to him, they either use “Clark,” pronouns such as “him,” or other terms often used to describe Superman’s public image. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy


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10 thoughts on “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013)

  1. These are terrific adaptations of one of the greatest Batman comics (and comics in general) of all time. I hope they continue with The Dark Knight Strikes Again. I believe an animated adaptation will do justice to the story that the artwork failed.


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