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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, a review by addicted2dvd



Title: Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
Year: 2000
Director: Curt Geda
Rating: NR
Length: 76 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, French

Stars:
Will Friedle
Kevin Conroy
Mark Hamill
Angie Harmon
Dean Stockwell

Plot:
The sleeker, deadlier and seemingly immortal Clown Prince of Crime is back with his own unique brand of havoc and mayhem. While trying to uncover the Joker's secrets, the new Batman, Terry McGinnis, discovers the greatest mystery in the life of the original Caped Crusader: what happened the night he fought the Joker for the last time. When Bruce Wayne is almost killed in one of the Joker's latest attacks, Batman vows to avenge his mentor and put the Joker to rest forever.


Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Trailers
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Production Notes
Interactive Games
Music Videos
DVD-ROM Content
Closed Captioned
Animation Tests

My Thoughts:
I personally like what they did for a futuristic Batman. I really enjoy the series they made this movie from... and they did a good job on the movie itself. I like how this movie combined the original Batman with the new Batman through flashbacks. I thought how they explained the Return of the Joker was a good and entertaining way to do it. Before watching this movie (for the 3rd time now) I didn't realize that Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) lent her voice to this movie. She did the voices for the twin girls in the Jokerz gang (Dee Dee) that dress similar to and act to remind you of Harley Quinn. Not only is this a good movie... with a good quality DVD... this release comes with a nice selection of extras.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From Weekend Movie Marathon: Multi-Themes on January 17th, 2010)

Member's Reviews

S. Darko : A Donnie Darko Tale, a review by KinkyCyborg


S. Darko : A Donnie Darko Tale



Title:S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale
Year: 2009
Director: Chris Fisher
Rating: PG-13
Length: 103 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Daveigh Chase
Briana Evigan
James Lafferty
Ed Westwick
Walter Platz

Plot:
Daveigh Chase (Donnie Darko, The Ring) stars in the riveting follow-up to the smash cult hit Donnie Darko! Co-starring Ed Westwick (TV's Gossip Girl) and Briana Evigan (Step Up 2: The Streets), this edgy and intriguing psychological thriller takes you through the wormhole into a world where time means nothing and the end is near!

Seven years after her brother's death, Samantha Darko (Chase) is on the run...from her shattered home, from her bizarre past, and even from herself past. But when she and her friend Corey (Evigan) are stranded in a desert town, they witness a meteorite crash that fractures time...and begins a countdown to the end of the world. Now Sam must rely on the frightening visions that plague her dreams to overcome her own dark destiny and set time back on course before everything she knows is destroyed!

Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Feature Trailers
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:

I was not a huge fan of the original Donnie Darko despite its near cult status. In fact my favorite part of the movie is the haunting song that plays during the final moments leading into the credits, Mad World by Gary Jules. It's also featured during the trailer for The Crazies (remake).

So needless to say I was correct in assuming that I wouldn't care much for this follow up film with a no-name cast. Just way too bizarre for me. It's like a cross between Groundhog Day and Deep Impact with a bit of The Abyss thrown in for good measure only S. Darko has none of the redeeming qualities of any of those films. Don't get me wrong, I'll give a movie kudos for being different and off the beaten track but it has to at least make some sense which this one doesn't. This tries to cash in on the success of the original Darko film by employing some strategic name dropping. 'My brother Donnie' was mentioned as was Roberta Sparrow, the woman who wrote the time travel book. Even the grisly rabbit head makes an appearance but it's all so contrived and meaningless in terms of the story.

Three major things bothered me about this movie. First all the town folk are so casually indifferent to a nasty string of tragic events unfolding among them. Never once did I spot an expression of concern. Second, a menace who was abducting people and killing them, including a small boy, has their identity strongly hinted at, but it's never confirmed before the film ends. Duh...  :slaphead: Lastly the meteor storm that is supposed to be the end of all things is pathetically lame as each meteor strikes the earth with a massive explosion and then POOF, up and vanishes like a fart in the wind... no massive hole in the ground, not a blade of grass disturbed. BOOO! HISSS!  :thumbdown:

Fingers crossed that this is the last entry to this strange story.

KC

Rating:

(From KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2011 on July 9th, 2011)

Member's TV Reviews

Angel Marathon, a review by DJ Doena


Disc 3

The Trial
Synopsis: As it turns out, Darla has the same illness that she had before she became a vampire. And she will die from it - within the next months. Angel tries anything in his power to prevent that - except for making her a vampire again.

My Opinion: Full circle. Darla sired Angel. Angel sired Drusilla. And now did Drusilla sire Darla. I liked the tests (they had an Indiana Jones touch), but I'm asking myself what kind of guys did try it before Angel, because the first guy didn't really looked unbeatable.

Reunion
Synopsis: Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war! Angel couldn't prevent the rising of Darla. Dru and Darla waltz through the city and leave a trail of blood and they do a massacre - just like Wolfram & Hart wanted them to do.

My Opinion: This episode totally proves the point I made earlier. Angel has let these people die - willingly, when he could have saved them. Let's see how that develops.

Redefinition
Synopsis: Angel fires Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn and goes on a hunt for his "relatives". In the meantime the three try to do what is supposed to be Angel's job: help the helpless.

My Opinion: Angel can be a badass even without being Angelus. But being on a campaign of vengeance has such results. But it is exciting to watch him.

(From Angel Marathon on February 16th, 2008)