I’m actually pretty surprise how faithful the two-part Batman movie “The Dark Knight Returns” follows the Frank Miller limited series comic books from the ’80s. It’s pretty damn faithful, in case you were wondering, though I gotta admit, the whole Reagan/Russian thing is a tad, well, anachronistic. They probably should have tweaked that a bit, but hey, I guess faithfulness has its price.
Here’s a second clip from “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2”, which finds Batman confronting the Sons of the Batman gang. (Yes, I said the Sons of the Batman gang. Trust me, it makes sense in the larger story.)
The Dark Knight along with new sidekick Robin have finally reclaimed Gotham City and allowed a ray of hope to penetrate the reign of terror that The Mutants had cast upon his city. With Batman back in the spotlight the extended media coverage has awoken a far worse evil at Arkham Asylum The Joker! Forever destined to be mortal enemies The Joker has a diabolical scheme that may pull Batman down to the darkest levels of insanity. While on the horizon a global catastrophe races towards Gotham and with it comes a familiar face The Man of Steel though this time he has Batman in his sights. Witness as the aging Dark Knight wages a tireless war against crime while proving that courage and will are indeed timeless.
Featuring the voices of Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby, with Michal Emerson as the Joker and Mark Valley as Superman.
Bats returns January 29, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as a Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download.
Here’s a previous clip in case you missed it: