Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

Synopsis: After a 10 year absence, the Dark Knight has returned to Gotham to fight the Mutant threat. After defeating the mutants, he has taken control of a gang loyal to him in order to make Gotham a safer place. But, the Joker has decided to stop this, and fights against Batman in a deadly duel. Meanwhile, the Man of Steel is ordered to stop the Dark Knight because the government believes that his ways are wrong. As Batman fights the Joker, the Man of Steel prepares for his greatest fight.
Director(s): Jay Oliva
Production: Warner Bros.
  1 win & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
8.4
PG-13
Year:
2013
76 min
Website
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Today marks three months

since Batman's defeat of the Mutant leader...

... at the West River drainage site.

The Mutants have adopted

Batman's methods as their own...

... leading to a series of brutal attacks

on criminals.

So psychopaths go after bad guys?

Who cares?

Why blame Batman, for chrissakes?

And in these strange times, people ask:

"Has Gotham traded one evil

for another?"

This is the face of the future.

Let Gotham's criminals beware.

Gotham City belongs to the Batman.

That statement came from the self-named

Sons of Batman...

... shortly after the body of a known

drug dealer was found murdered...

... in an East Side tenement.

One of several splinter groups that formed...

... from the Mutant gang after their leader

was defeated by the Batman.

They're using his name.

He could at least release a clear statement

against what they're doing.

The Batman doesn't exactly come out

with statements to the press.

No, he can't, because he's an outlaw.

How are the Sons of Batman

his responsibility?

- He didn't create them.

- He absolutely did.

They exist because

Batman broke up the larger gang.

And we're better off for it.

Would you prefer the Mutant leader

still be running things?

This Sons of Batman thing is exactly...

... why we didn't want these

costumed heroes around 10 years ago...

... and why Batman

shouldn't have come back.

Because of their effect on our youth...

... on the public, on the media,

you get copycats.

I see my favorite patient is up and about.

Just super to see how well you're doing.

- For years it seemed like you didn't have...

- A reason to go on.

Exactly.

- I saw you on the TV last night.

- Oh, that.

I get invited on the talk-show circuit

now and then.

Must be wonderful to get to tell

your side of things.

I know the world has every reason

to hate me.

Don't say that.

I always say, "Hate never heals."

But it's so disheartening.

I wish Batman could go public,

but the police...

I bet I could arrange an appearance for you

on one of the shows.

The home would have to approve

a day pass.

They'll insist I be right beside you

at all times, even on-stage.

Oh, please.

No one wants to hear from me.

I think they'll fight for the chance

to book you.

I'll make some calls right now.

What I think we should do is trust Batman...

... at least for the time being.

He's saved us before.

Public uproar over

The Dave Endochrine Show's announcement...

... that Joker will be appearing

as a guest this week...

... while media analysts predict...

... it'll be Endochrine's

highest-rated episode in years.

Meanwhile, the White House

continues to decline comment on...

... the Batman's renewed activities...

... and the suggestion

that his defiance is an embarrassment...

... to the current administration.

A White House spokesman

only volunteered...

... that the president would deal

with the situation...

... if and when appropriate

and in his own way.

Son, you know

I like to keep you out of domestic affairs...

- ... what with all the ruckus you stir up.

- Yes, sir.

But, well, it's a ruckus...

... I'd like you to straighten out.

Involving a friend of yours

in Gotham City.

It's all well and good to have

a wild bronco on the ranch now and then.

Does the hands good to break him in.

But if the bronco up

and kicks over the fence...

... and gets all the other horses crazy...

- ... well, that's bad for business.

- I understand, sir.

Now, I'm not asking you to put him down.

Not yet, anyway. But settle him.

Ride him around the yard

a few times if you have to.

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Bob Kane

Robert Kane, known professionally as Bob Kane (born Robert Kahn ; October 24, 1915 – November 3, 1998), was an American comic book writer and artist who co-created, with Bill Finger, the DC Comics character Batman. He was inducted into the comic book industry's Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1994 and into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 1996. more…

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