For most comicbook-to-screen adaptations, dropping the original comic's narration is priority number one; in film, it's a tiresome tool that very rarely adds substance to a story. What's your nex t favori t e movie? And the Joker, plotting his next killing spree, prepares to face his lifelong nemesis. For one of the most important superhero comics in history, this is an incredibly disappointing set of supplemental features. Animation's fifteenth and sixteenth DC Universe animated original movies, Timm and his fellow producers have decided to finally give comic fans the adaptation they've spent more than twenty-five years begging for.
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Review by Joey Esposito. As a seamless film, it exceeds expectations, and then some. Before now, each DCU film has been minutes long. Join our movie c o mmuni t y to f i nd out. The Dark Knight Returns," would be a monumental challenge and undertaking for anyone, Christopher Nolan included, and it's long been considered unfilmable.
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I'd even go so far as to call the second half of the film the most visually stunning DCU animated production to date, even though a few hiccups and shortcuts take a brief toll.
Selby's voice isn't ideal for Gordon either, although his delivery grew on me as the film pressed on.
Since the darks are so dark, the brighter ones pop even more strikingly off them in contrast. As their crimes escalate, Bruce has to fight harder and harder to keep his inner vigilante batmqn bay until, spoiler, the Dark Knight winds up returning. The Mutant gang fractured and dispersed. Invasion of the Body Snatchers. His last-second shot a breath of relief.
The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 is an impressive, if sometimes too faithful, adaptation of the milestone comic book. I wanted to remind you to stay out of my way.
Alan Moore's Watchmen being another, not that Zack Snyder didn't prove just how filmable a fairly faithful adaptation really could be. Reviews Movie Clips Interviews. Death of a Nation. Life of Pi Michael McKean gets some props as well in his brief but solid turn as Dr. I want you to remember that. Had they been knighr more sparingly or were at least relegated to background knigbt more often, it might have been more effective.
None of that is to say the opening minutes of the film is a failure. A Star Wars Story. Less successful are the quieter moments in the film. It certainly worked for The Dark Knight Returns. You will get a notification at the top of the site as soon as the current price equals or falls below your price. Hopefully, be it by dividing longer stories or by releasing significantly longer standalone movies, the DCU team will be able to present a more cinematic take on these adaptations, and be less and less hemmed in by runtime and budget.
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With Part 1 really framed around the Mutant threat, the Dent story does little more than provide a prolonged action sequence that could have been better used fleshing out the Mutants instead. You will get a notification at the top of the site as soon as the current price equals or falls below your price. Select category Add custom category Go. The President, running out of options and distracted by a nuclear standoff between the Rxy.
I hereby confirm that I have read and understood the forum rules. There are a few missteps -- without fuller glimpses into Wayne's thought process and mental state, the ghostly bat that haunts him and other aspects of his personal demons aren't given nearly as much context -- but those who haven't read the comic won't take issue with any of it, other than to wonder if Bruce is going senile or having a breakthrough. The film again does a fine job of translating the brawl from graphic novel to moving animation.
The film builds on this idea, culminating in a fantastic sequence where Bruce finally makes his public reemergence to stop a terrorist attack on Gotham.