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First trailer for Warner Premiere's The Dark Knight Returns - Part Two featuring Superman and Joker!

10.10.2012

The first trailer for THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS - PART TWO has arrived, featuring the second half of what has already shaped to be a brilliant adaptation of Frank Miller's original mini series.  With the voice talents of Peter Weller (Batman), Michael Emerson (Joker), Ariel Winter (Carrie Kelly/Robin), David Selby (Commissioner Gordon), and Mark Valley (Superman) the animated film picks up where the last one ended, with Batman in charge of the gang of mutants he defeated, the return of the Joker, and an epic confrontation with Superman. 

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I absolutely loved THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS - PART ONE.  It tapped into all the things that THE DARK KNIGHT RISES got wrong, having borrowed from Miller's seminal work, amongst others, creating an inconsistent homage.  Here, the adaptation is fairly straightforward, minus the internal monologue, and captures the essence of an aging Batman and his challenges in the future.  I may be biased as a fan of the comics and I can live with that, but it's the best adaptation I've seen of a particular comic series to date and I can't wait to see the whole damn thing.

No formal release date has been set other than "sometime in 2013" so stay tuned for the official word.

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Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite animated Batman film thus far? The Dark Knight Returns - Part One slid into number one for me, edging out Mask of the Phantasm.
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11:33PM on 10/10/2012
I got around to seeing Part 1 yesterday, and enjoyed it. The cliffhanger ending was a great way to lead in to the second film, and I don't mind that the story is spread out across two movies if it means not cramming everything into 70-ish minutes. As for my favourite Batman animated film thus far, Batman: Under the Red Hood takes that spot. It was just about the perfect Batman movie for me, with great characterisations, a really good adaptation of the Under the Hood storyline (trimming away the
I got around to seeing Part 1 yesterday, and enjoyed it. The cliffhanger ending was a great way to lead in to the second film, and I don't mind that the story is spread out across two movies if it means not cramming everything into 70-ish minutes. As for my favourite Batman animated film thus far, Batman: Under the Red Hood takes that spot. It was just about the perfect Batman movie for me, with great characterisations, a really good adaptation of the Under the Hood storyline (trimming away the more outre elements in favour of making it more accessible), stellar voice work from Bruce Greenwood, Neil Patrick Harris, Jensen Ackles, John DiMaggio and Jason Isaacs, and very thrilling and beautifully-animated action sequences.
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8:54PM on 10/10/2012

Hard to pick a favorite.

I love a lot of the batman animated films. That includes Phantasm, Under the Red Hood, Return of the Joker, Batman Year One, and Dark Knight Returns Part 1. I can't wait to see the conclusion of this epic 2 part film.
I love a lot of the batman animated films. That includes Phantasm, Under the Red Hood, Return of the Joker, Batman Year One, and Dark Knight Returns Part 1. I can't wait to see the conclusion of this epic 2 part film.
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3:33PM on 10/10/2012
I'm sorry, but when I was a kid reading The Dark knight Returns the voice of an aged senior Batman I heard in my head didn't sound like a guy on the fresh side of his twenties. Same goes for Superman, Gordon, and especially The Joker. I liked what I was seeing don't get me wrong, but the voices made it feel like I am watching an orchestra play out of synch and out of tune.
I'm sorry, but when I was a kid reading The Dark knight Returns the voice of an aged senior Batman I heard in my head didn't sound like a guy on the fresh side of his twenties. Same goes for Superman, Gordon, and especially The Joker. I liked what I was seeing don't get me wrong, but the voices made it feel like I am watching an orchestra play out of synch and out of tune.
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3:21PM on 10/10/2012
Under the Red Hood was a pretty solid flick. Dark, funny, twisted, and enjoyable. Looking forward to seeing TDKReturns as well (haven't seen Part 1 yet -- waiting to see them both in one go).
Under the Red Hood was a pretty solid flick. Dark, funny, twisted, and enjoyable. Looking forward to seeing TDKReturns as well (haven't seen Part 1 yet -- waiting to see them both in one go).
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2:58PM on 10/10/2012

Mask of the Phantasm #1

Mask of the Phantasm sits pretty comfy at the top. Forgetting the issues one could have with the voice direction in these films I just cant get over how poor the animation is. It's such a turn-off when you have so many other things going for them but it's painfully obvious that the studio doesn't care enough for the product to not cut corners on every aspect of the animation. While I'm very happy I stuck it out, I almost didn't make it through the first ten minutes of part one because it's
Mask of the Phantasm sits pretty comfy at the top. Forgetting the issues one could have with the voice direction in these films I just cant get over how poor the animation is. It's such a turn-off when you have so many other things going for them but it's painfully obvious that the studio doesn't care enough for the product to not cut corners on every aspect of the animation. While I'm very happy I stuck it out, I almost didn't make it through the first ten minutes of part one because it's just so damn hard on the eyes. Right in the beginning of part one, not 5 min in, Bruce looks down at a newspaper on the street about a murder by the mutant gang and the entire article is covered in scrambled letters. It may sound like I'm nitpicking but it's glaring, and as animators they should be ashamed of themselves for not holding themselves to a higher standard of quality. It says something about these new films when Phantasm, a film made in '93, has far superior animation and attention to detail. The material deserves better than something the looks like it was made on FLASH in some guy's basement...
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1:09PM on 10/10/2012
I am a junkie for any animated Batman. I just watched Part 1 last night and I have to say I was thoroughly impressed...but Mask of the Phantasm is and always will be my favorite. How many cartoons can you watch as a child in the theatre and as an adult in your home and still get the same amount of enjoyment from it, albiet on different levels? Not many.
I am a junkie for any animated Batman. I just watched Part 1 last night and I have to say I was thoroughly impressed...but Mask of the Phantasm is and always will be my favorite. How many cartoons can you watch as a child in the theatre and as an adult in your home and still get the same amount of enjoyment from it, albiet on different levels? Not many.
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12:50PM on 10/10/2012
I'm happy they made a movie out of my favorite graphic novel and all...but they got the voices all wrong!
I'm happy they made a movie out of my favorite graphic novel and all...but they got the voices all wrong!
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12:44PM on 10/10/2012
Awesome!! Cant wait for the second part. I thought the first one was good but there’s a lot of things in there I would have added or taken away, I wish they kept the internal dialogue that was written in the comics cause by not adding it certain scenes weren’t as powerful as in the comics. My fav animated Batman flick so far is the Year One flick.
Awesome!! Cant wait for the second part. I thought the first one was good but there’s a lot of things in there I would have added or taken away, I wish they kept the internal dialogue that was written in the comics cause by not adding it certain scenes weren’t as powerful as in the comics. My fav animated Batman flick so far is the Year One flick.
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12:20PM on 10/10/2012
Extra tidbit: It's a close call between The Dark Knight Returns Part One and Mask of The Phantasm. I have to go with Mask of the Phantasm. It's perfect in every way. It has action, drama, suspense and romance. Everything you could ever ask for in an animation. Nevertheless, Peter Weller as the voice of older Bruce Wayne/Batman is a brilliant casting decision.
Extra tidbit: It's a close call between The Dark Knight Returns Part One and Mask of The Phantasm. I have to go with Mask of the Phantasm. It's perfect in every way. It has action, drama, suspense and romance. Everything you could ever ask for in an animation. Nevertheless, Peter Weller as the voice of older Bruce Wayne/Batman is a brilliant casting decision.
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12:16PM on 10/10/2012

Looking Forward to this.

Extra Tidbit - Batman Under The Red Hood. I thought it was phenomenal. It barely slips past Mask of the Phantasm for me. And I haven't actually seen The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 yet. Most of the recent DC Animated films have impressed me.
Extra Tidbit - Batman Under The Red Hood. I thought it was phenomenal. It barely slips past Mask of the Phantasm for me. And I haven't actually seen The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 yet. Most of the recent DC Animated films have impressed me.
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