Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
It is ten years after an aging Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk deeper into decadence and lawlessness. Now, when his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory. Joined by Carrie Kelly, a teenage female Robin, Batman takes to the streets to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. And after facing off against his two greatest enemies, the Joker and Two-Face, for the final time, Batman finds himself in mortal combat with his former ally, Superman, in a battle that only one of them will survive.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...this first half is essentially throat-clearing before the operatic finale. The pacing seems abrupt and rapid..."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"DC's theatrical releases may be facing a bleak future, but titles like this remind us that their direct-to-video line is alive and well."
‑ Rob Vaux, Sci-Fi Movie Page
"Extremely violent animated addition to the Batman story."
‑ Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
"It's highly respectful of the work on which it is based, yet also a solidly entertaining effort in its own right."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"If you're a Batman fan, just hearing the words The Dark Knight Returns likely gets you excited, so this film was probably already on your radar..."
‑ Mark Bell, Film Threat
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