Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)

Director: Jay Oliva
Starring: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby

Ten years after his retirement, Bruce Wayne becomes Batman once more to combat a brutal gang overrunning Gotham.

The Dark Knight Returns is a rather well-known storyline and I was interested in seeing it brought to the screen, especially since Peter Weller takes the role of the aging Caped Crusader. It's a rather dark story, but there's a measure of crudity to the writing that undermines the seriousness. I'm not a huge fan of the ogrish physique given to Batman or much of the overall aesthetic, but it works for what it is. It's not outstanding, but it's worth seeing.

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