Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns Animated - Part 1

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    This is a continuation thread, the old thread is [split]351671[/split]
     
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  2. FCEEVIPER

    FCEEVIPER Rubber bullets. Honest

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    I just messed my pants! :woot:
     
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    on the Batman/Horse statue? Yes, it is Death from Sandman. It is those collectible things you put from one side to another of your book collection of said series, and in this case, the Sandman series with Dream on one side and Death on another.
     
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    Just watched this tonight and was blown away by it. Much better than Year One. In fact, I'm going to say this was the best animated Batman film I've ever seen.

    I loved the entire bit about Bruce suppressing Batman. I loved the way it was all portrayed - the murder, the bat etc. Loved it.

    Didn't think I would enjoy the back-to-basics Batman. Having been brought up on 80s Batman and Nolan's Batman, I'm used to Bats having lots of gadgets so was a little lost when he didn't have a grapple gun. But you know what? It worked. It seemed to make him....more dangerous. It has really made me rethink about the Batsuit which I've always thought should be armoured. Have always hated the cowl in Returns - forehead is short (almost like an ape) and the ears aren't long enough.

    I wasn't massively overwhelmed by the comic. It had a good basic plot line but I really didn't get on with the multiple news reports/discussions though I understood their use. The film has so much less of it, which means it flows better IMO.

    Weller was great as Batman.

    Can't wait for part 2.
     
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    Okay, that's just awesome.

    Just another reason for me to get Part 2.
     
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    Love Conan... :up:
     
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    Just curious...what were peoples gripes with Year One? Was gonna watch it soontimez, but now I don't know...
     
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  11. Kane52630

    Kane52630 Just Some Nut

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    I loved Year One, It's definitely on a the better side of the DC direct to video animated films. I can't wait for Part 2 to come out so I can marathon Year One and TDKR pt 1 & 2.
     
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    - Doesn't capture the feeling of the comic as well as it could have. It looks cleaner than it should.
    - Ben McKenzie was very wooden as Bats. He was going for something in the performance but it just comes of as flat.
    - The narration and time stamps don't work as well on the screen.

    But... Bryan Cranston was awesome AND all that rambling said, it's still very good and worthy of your time.
     
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    My fav Bat animated movie (That's not MOTP) is still Red Hood, I actually think it's better than the comic
     
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  14. The Joker

    The Joker The Clown Prince of Crime

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    LOL what a brilliant piece of casting :up:
     
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    Went to the panel at NYCC. Part 2 Looks awesome and epic. Coco sounded pretty good too. Andrea Romano said that Coco nailed his "poisoned by Joker's gas laugh" in one take
     
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    I can already hear it. lol
     
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  17. Arach Knight

    Arach Knight Abstraction of Logic

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    I believe most of the complaints stem from the fact that the film lacked the blood of the original comic. Also, the film is largely a panel for panel translation rather than an adaption of the source material. Overall, it was a well done production. One of DC's best animated features.
     
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    Woah! Did anyone catch the Reeve/Superman poster from the trailer?!
     
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    My biggest problem with it was it was FAR too quick paced.
     
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    Exactly. It's boring and never gripping like it was in the comics. It shows that a panel to panel adaptation can be dull and boring.

    That's why they made the right choice in TDKR, when they didn't use the voice over for instance.
     
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  21. Young Superman

    Young Superman The Last Son of Krypton

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    Could you post a link?
     
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    I guess creating the Flaming C with Bruce Timm a while back is what got Conan the job.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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  24. Young Superman

    Young Superman The Last Son of Krypton

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    Cool thanks, Too me The Dark Knight Returns Superman looks like a bad Elvis impersonator, even in the comic.


    P.S Why isn't there a thread for "Superman: Unbound" yet?
     
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