CGM Reviews: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2

It’s been many long and painful months since DC Animation unleashed the first chapter in their epic adaptation of Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns. It was an undeniably impressive accomplishment that stuck unfathomably close to the original text with only minor changes to suit the animated feature format (primarily dropping Miller’s acidic voice over, which worked surprisingly well). The adaptation played like a giddy fever dream for anyone who viewed Miller’s 1986 graphic novel as a sacred text. We’d always fantasized of seeing it as a film and while studio politics, PG-13 ratings, and bad taste prevented a live action adaptation from being a possibility, DC’s direct-to-DVD animation studio proved to be an ideal home.

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