Batman The Dark Knight Returns pt.1 Discussion

#1 Posted by greenteaforme (1826 posts) - - Show Bio

With the movie now available to be viewed, what do you guys think of it? Anyone who has read the original comic have anything to say?

I personally did not enjoy the female Robin. I didn't enjoy Carrie in the comics, and I enjoy her in the movie even less. She pops up out of nowhere, with no real reason for anything she does. She feels like luggage.

I know she's not the only female Robin ever (Bruce's daughter Helena Wayne was also a Robin) but a female Robin just doesn't feel...right.

Anyway, I'd like to hear what anyone else has to say about this film!

Please remember: This is technically an alternate universe Batman. So saying the Batman protrayed is slightly different than what you're used to in main continuity is moot. This is Earth-31 Batman.

#2 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

It's my second favorite DC animated movie.

#3 Edited by SmashBrawler (5433 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked this part, but I already know I'm going to hate part two.

#4 Posted by Selinaky (677 posts) - - Show Bio

I couldn't help but enjoy it, mostly because it was so exciting to see the comic on the screen. I'm more looking forward to Part 2 with Superman (and the fight with Batman) and Joker.

Wasn't Stephanie Brown a Robin too at some point?

#5 Posted by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

@Selinaky: Part two will ignite so many flame wars. especially with people who dont read comics

#6 Posted by Selinaky (677 posts) - - Show Bio

@Eternal19 said:

@Selinaky: Part two will ignite so many flame wars. especially with people who dont read comics

Heh, maybe. What in particular makes you think that? Superman VS Batman? I think most people here have read, or at least know about it, though.

#7 Posted by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

@Selinaky said:

@Eternal19 said:

@Selinaky: Part two will ignite so many flame wars. especially with people who dont read comics

Heh, maybe. What in particular makes you think that? Superman VS Batman? I think most people here have read, or at least know about it, though.

ya, the superman vs batman part. Most people on here know about it. but, on other places on the internet people will be citing this movie as evidence for how batman can beat superman

#8 Edited by Drauen (4 posts) - - Show Bio

@Eternal19: I thought it was generally accepted that batman curbstomps superman?

#9 Posted by SmashBrawler (5433 posts) - - Show Bio

@Drauen said:

@Eternal19: I thought it was generally accepted that batman curbstomps superman?

I'd like to direct you to CitizenBane's excellent Superman vs Batman blog

#10 Posted by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmashBrawler said:

@Drauen said:

@Eternal19: I thought it was generally accepted that batman curbstomps superman?

I'd like to direct you to CitizenBane's excellent Superman vs Batman blog

I still think the mods should pin that thread to the top of the batman forum for new users to read

#11 Posted by Luster77 (137 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't seen the movie yet, looking forward to it though. Thinkin Bats can curbstomp Supes is a very bad misconception of thinkers, that it is. We know its not possible but leaving certain issues up to writers, Bruce will win it sum way or another.

#12 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1389 posts) - - Show Bio

looking forward to it! bought the Absolute dark knight returns comic (the luxurious edition) here the other day

#13 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17514 posts) - - Show Bio

Enjoyed it cant wait for part two.

#14 Posted by kasino (1320 posts) - - Show Bio

loved it my favorite movie but yea she has no reason to be Robin, came out of nowhere with ZERO training and will not be trained until the end and between this and DK2 but why I was with her was that she was the daugher that he needed. a younger Bruce was invincible and didn't need the push that she gave by looking at him in such a light and needing him to protect her as he did grabbing her as she slipped amd for the 2nd part what is being missed in the whole Batman vs Superman debate is that everyone should love Batman Superman is a tryants ultimate weapon, a lacky of whoever is in charge which fits his personality. He took all superheroes out of commission(you learn of this in DK but in DK2 find out how far he went, rips off Green Arrow arm/believes he banish WW to her island/worst of all makes the Atom stay in his subatomic size putting him on a piece of dirt with a worm guarding him) screw the fight but you have to love the reasoning for it

#15 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14586 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw it, really enjoyable.

#16 Posted by soccersss (537 posts) - - Show Bio

It was a pretty good movie. The ending got me excited for part 2

#17 Posted by G_Money_Christmas (877 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm excited to see Part Two. I may even get the trade. I flipped through the pages a bit but I just couldn't get past the art, but after seeing the movie, I may have to pick it up. They said in the Part two preview that if it was live action, it probably would get an R rating, I thought that was pretty awesome.

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