Set in the Batman Beyond universe between twenty and thirty years later from when Bruce was in his prime , this movie introduces a young boy named Terry who is given the honor of becoming a Batman for a new generation. The villains are good such as Mark Hamill as The Joker, Arleen Sorkin as Harley Quin. And this is also a mystery thriller much like Mask of the Phantasm. For real ,all of these heroes are our new mythological heroes, just like Hercules and Jason back in the classical age. I highly recommend this movie for a fan of the show, or anyone else who even remotely likes Batman. My favorite part is what Bruce says to Terry,when this Batman says that the suit gives meaning to his action.
The characters are well-written, credible and consistent. This is well-paced, and there is an immense amount of the awesome, well-choreographed action. This man is the greatest Joker of all time. In short it is a must see for any Batman fan and if you have kids ,watch it with them! The voice acting is well done, the story is compelling and dynamic, and the physical limitations of the real world are easily evaded with the animation medium. By this point, they really know how to animate impressive explosions. This multi-award winning critically acclaimed animated movie has a fantastic rock soundtrack and brilliant voice acting Including Mark Hamill.
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. Flying cars, supercomputers, urban environments, and really tall buildings with lots of neon. 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. 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. One of my favourite Batman movies along with Under the Red Hood and Mask of the Phantasm.
He is voiced with honest effort and care. I recommend this to any fan of Batman. This makes Batman a lot more agile, swift, and sneaky then he ever could be in the movies. Both of those things shine in this mature, dramatic, action-packed movie with the Joker himself back on top of his game and even grimmer than ever. She plays Harley with a genuine sense of fun, with a perfect mix of crazy. They make use of the new futuristic aesthetic but always remember that there are people involved in the fisticuffs.
The voice acting is perfectly enjoyable. The Dark Knight creeps up on the N64 unnoticed but he's not quite the Gotham City hero you might be expecting. But it all fits a story that's worth telling, if only for the fans looking for that awesome coda to the first series. The highlights shortly summed up, we have an ongoing conflict between the old guard of Bruce Wayne and Barbara Gordon and the new guard of Terry McGinnis who ends up discovering happenings in Bruce's past he wasn't allowed to know which leads him to act on his own. This builds the mood expertly, and the bleak atmosphere of Gotham is captured beautifully. Brilliant and engaging with dark and edgy subject matter put into it.
And Sorkin's performance is a big part of why. So make sure that you rent or but Batman Beyond The Return Of The Joker because it is a great movie. Honestly, it's a level of maturity that hasn't been seen in these animated outings since 'Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm 1993. Hamill presents the perfect blend between Funny Clown and Disturbing Psychopath. There is a bit of violence in this, and I understand that it is stronger in the Director's Cut.
I believe he is the only one who could truly disarm an opponent simply by talking. Similar to , the gameplay basically involves fighting and takes place in a variety of locations. It fits perfectly with the original Batman Animated Series as you would believe this really is the future of that city. He has a laugh for every moment, and no two are the same. What is his dark secret? It's the last film set in this 'universe' chronologically, and there couldn't be a better way to say farewell to these series. We then get an awesome detective story in a futurist setting, think something like Minority Report of those who haven't seen this movie. Plus we get the futuristic Gotham City.
The mystery of how the Joker has returned is very well done, although the circumstances of the final reveal are a bit contrived. Definitely not for kids but for cartoon fans of all ages. No one else can do The Killing Joke justice. The animation is, even sixteen years after, amazing and as for the fight scenes ,bretty intense for a animated film, those guys, who made it, have real balls, because they don't think they make a children show ,rather that what they do ,and I agree with them ,is making the new mythology of our times! The animation took everything good from the series and improved it. To the voice actors I will be talking about a few at first like usual, but Mark Hamill will be mentioned at the end. Plus it doesn't hurt that this film has one of the most iconic Joker stories right in the middle of it.
Also in the end has twist ending that it would put Shamalan in shame nowadays! With just his voice he projects this iconic villain for all its worth, and ranks up there with Nicholson and now Ledger as the wonderful if varied versions. The people in Warner Brothers animation have thankfully returned to drawing the Joker with the detail they had when Batman the Animated Series started. The cast was excellent, especially Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, and the plot was well done. It's such a good performance that it makes up for some standard work by other voice actors however fine by Dean Stockwell and Angie Harmon. This films could beat out most of them with its dark futuristic style. It's interesting stuff, thematically rich and generally unexpected.