Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (film)

Batman The Dark Knight Returns is a twopart directtovideo animated superhero film, an adaptation of the 1986 comic book The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller. It was directed by Jay Oliva, who worked as a storyboard artist on Man of Steel, Batman Under the Red Hood and Batman Year One. Several other Batman veterans were also involved in the film. Partwas released September 25, 2012, and Partwas released January 29, 2013. A deluxe edition combining both films was released on October 8, 2013. It is the 15th film in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series.

Public reaction to his return is divided. Dents psychologist Bartholomew Wolper blames Batman for creating his own villains. Dent resurfaces, threatening to blow up a building unless he is paid a ransom. Batman defeats Dents henchmen, learning that the bombs will explode even if the ransom is paid he realizes that Dent intends to kill himself. Batman disables one bomb, and the other detonates harmlessly. He defeats Dent, who reveals that although his face was repaired he still thinks of himself as TwoFace. Kelley dresses as Robin and looks for Batman, who attacks a gathering of the Mutants with a tanklike Batmobile incapacitating most of them. The Mutant leader challenges Batman to a duel. He accepts to prove to himself that he can win. The Mutant leader who is in his prime nearly kills Batman, but Kelley distracts him long enough for Batman to subdue him. The leader and many gang members are arrested. Injured, Batman returns to the Batcave with Kelley he allows her to become his protge despite protest from his butler, Alfred Pennyworth.Batman has Kelley disguise herself as a Mutant, and she lures the gang to a sewer outlet at the West River. At the Gotham City Police Department, the Mutant leader murders the mayor during negotiations. Commissioner Gordon deliberately releases the leader, providing an escape from the building, which leads to the sewer outlet. Before the amassed Mutants, Batman fights the leader in a mud pit the mud slows the leader, removing his physical advantage, and Batman overpowers him. Seeing their leaders defeat, the Mutants divide into smaller gangs one becomes the Sons of Batman, a violent vigilante group. Batmans victory becomes public and the citys inhabitants are inspired to stand up against crime. Gordon retires after meeting his antiBatman successor, Ellen Yindel. In Arkham, televised reports about Batman bring the Joker out of his catatonic state. ........

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