This is the 15th movie in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies, preceded by Superman vs The Elite, and the sequel to this movie will be released on spring 2013. This time, Kevin Conroy is not the voice of Batman as many fans would have wanted, but hey, he can't be the Dark Knight forever, and besides I believe that Peter Weller did an incredible job with voicing Batman. The animated movie is directed by Jay Oliva, and it was a good movie.
Plot. The story takes place in a dystopian near-future version of Gotham City. Ten years have passed since the last sighting of Batman, and Bruce Wayne is in disarray engaging in reckless and dangerous activities, feeling guilty for the death of Jason Todd (the second Robin). However, the return of an old enemy and a new breed of criminal that terrorizes Gotham City, known as the Mutants, forces Wayne to come out of retirement and don his cape and mask once again, and he also meets and takes in a new Robin, Carrie Kelly.
The Dark Knight Returns turned out to be a good movie as expected, but still what I did not like about it is that it was too short. It should have been a two hour movie instead, but unfortunately they decided to split it into two parts since I remember how long the story was in the graphic novel by Frank Miller. The music fitted the action sequences in the movie, however, some theme songs were not that good.
In terms of voice acting, Peter Weller takes the role of the caped crusader and he did an awesome job. Peter Weller is highly remembered for his role of Alex Murphy in Robocop. Other voices include Wade Williams as Two-Face. This is not the first time that Wade Williams voiced in a Batman movie, he was Black Mask in the movie Under the Red Hood and he has also worked in the animated series, Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Other notable actors include, David Selby as Commissioner Gordon and Ariel Winter as Carrie Kelly.
It was a good movie, but I felt it should have been longer all together. But nevertheless it was short and sweet. My rating for this movie is a B+