21 September 2009

Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000) - Film Capsule

Hero: Batman (The Original and Batman Beyond)

Villains: The Joker, or an imposter?

Diabolical Schemes: Years after his death, the Joker is back and he knows Batman's identity. Leading a gang of punks, the Joker is intent on taking down his old nemesis.

Coolest Moment(s): The flashbacks to Robin's reconditioning and the ultimate fate of the Joker were pretty chilling and surprising.

Comic Book Logic: Only in a comic book could the improbable reveal of the Joker's identity not completely derail the movie. But here, it worked just fine.

Review in 50 Words or Less: One of the best direct-to-DVD superhero movies and dare I say one of the best Batman movies period. This surprisingly dark story set in Batman's future has mystery and action. And even though its not the original Batman behind the mask, Terry McGinnis proves himself more than a mere sidekick.

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