'Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker (2000)' sees 'Batman Beyond (1998)' further connect with 'The New Batman Adventures (1997)', and actually serves as a nice transition between the two, by reintroducing Batman (Bruce Wayne)'s most dangerous foe, 'The Joker'. Like with all of the films set in this extended 'universe', this picture doesn't really set-up its world, instead jumping straight into the action with a fantastic set-piece. It's not much of an issue, even though I'm not familiar with this 'Batman Of The Future', and the picture manages to tell you everything you need to know about its world and characters so that you aren't confused, without the need for on-the-nose origin stories or, worse, endless exposition. This is actually quite an achievement and one put further to the test considering my unfamiliarity with the character. Speaking of the character, this new Batman is different enough from the old one that he feels fresh and distinct, a new superhero for a new generation. The inclusion of the original Dark Knight as an Alfred-esque mentor figure is an inspired one, too, and the characterisation is as vivid as ever, flawed and brooding as usual but having these traits amplified by his old age. The narrative puts its focus on a mystery, as the best of the flicks featuring 'the world's greatest detective' tend to do, and it plays out in predictably intriguing and engaging fashion. The enigma isn't one that can be easily dismissed or guessed early and its resolution has ramifications that reach far wider than just finding out who the bad-guy is. The story has some real darkness in it as well, aside from the couple of on-screen killings that caused a PG-13 rating (initially cut for a PG). It's interesting stuff, thematically rich and generally unexpected. Honestly, it's a level of maturity that hasn't been seen in these animated outings since 'Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993).' The picture is wonderfully animated, with some segments making use of single colours to highlight the world's neon-infused technology and other's still pulsing with colour to show the effect of light on the characters. By this point, they really know how to animate impressive explosions. The fights are quite crunchy, too, fast-paced and frenzied. They make use of the new futuristic aesthetic but always remember that there are people involved in the fisticuffs. The way the movie intertwines a past narrative with the present one is inspired, melding the world's of two shows seamlessly into one. I was incredibly invested in its story, characters and central mystery. It is pretty pacy and always entertaining; I had a really fun time with it. It's the last film set in this 'universe' chronologically, and there couldn't be a better way to say farewell to these series. 7/10
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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker is a video starring Will Friedle, Mark Hamill, and Kevin Conroy. The Joker is back with a vengeance, and Gotham's newest Dark Knight needs answers as he stands alone to face Gotham's most infamous...
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While trying to uncover the Joker's secrets, Terry McGinnis, the new Batman, discovers the greatest mystery in the career of the original Batman - the true story of the night Batman fought the Joker for the last time. Though when Bruce Wayne is almost killed in one of the Joker's new attacks, it's up to Batman Beyond to avenge his mentor and put the Joker to rest forever.
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Chronologically, acts as a fantastic farewell to these iconic series.Reviewed byPjtaylor-96-138044Vote: 7/10
Return of the Joker is an entertaining film that may be dependent on its related DC-animated-universe shows a little too much to tell its story, but it's good fun and a great Batman story that could have made for a kick-ass live action film.
Mark Hamill owns the show here, and Kevin Conroy's voicing of elderly Bruce Wayne never loses its edge: you hear him and you instantly think Batman. For a straight-to-video film this is one of very few exceptional productions that almost outdo themselves, considering that this was never released in cinemas.
Simply put: like Batman? Watch this.
I watched this not having seen a single episode of the show, and much to its credit, I had no trouble at all following the film. The plot is excellent, interesting, well-thought out, and develops rather nicely throughout, with a twist that will keep you guessing. This is well-paced, and there is an immense amount of the awesome, well-choreographed action. While quite intense and exciting, this doesn't overwhelm or overstimulate the viewer. The characters are well-written, credible and consistent. Every acting performance is great, with Hamill's take on the Joker taking the cake, as always, with the sheer maniacal quality to it, and his endless enthusiasm. The psychology is all accurate. This has well-done 2D animation and marvelous design. This builds the mood expertly, and the bleak atmosphere of Gotham is captured beautifully. The music is cool, and in general the audio is spot-on, with every effect sounding just right. There is a bit of violence in this, and I understand that it is stronger in the Director's Cut. I recommend this to any fan of Batman. 8/10