Box art for Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

action & adventure, anime & animation, children & family, drama, sci-fi & fantasy


When The Joker returns to Gotham City to destroy former Batman Bruce Wayne, a new Dark Knight rescues his mentor and discovers the truth about a seemingly immortal villain.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    86%
  • Audience Score
    84%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Audience Reviews

4 stars

I almost love it as much as Mask of the Phantasm. A great plot and mystery. I've always thought Batman Beyond was one of the best animated series put on t.v., it actually outshines the original series for me. The blend of sci-fi/detective noir was done so nicely. The Joker actually became scary in this and you get to see him do some new tricks, more on the brutal side.

- ythelastman89, Wednesday, January 13, 2010

3 stars

Batman Beyond was rather a brave show. It's very setting meant favourite characters such as Jim Gordon, Alfred etc. would no longer appear, and anybody being Batman other than Bruce Wayne is pure heresy. Luckily it was an excellent show that stayed true to both The Animated Series AND Batman as a whole. It also had a wonderful setting for new and original ideas. Return of the Joker plays a dangerous game by bringing back one of the greatest characters. Luckily the film has both elements of The Animated Series and Batman Beyond. It's a grand mix, and will certainly appeal to all Batman fans. It's eerie in it's darkness and some images were very disturbing. Some of the explanations towards the end were a bit "out there" and not much was made of Bruce's and The Joker's rivalry. What it did have, worked. God Bless Mark Hamill.

- kiriyamakazou, Saturday, February 28, 2009

4 stars

gotta love Mista J.!

- MissMorganLeee, Friday, January 2, 2009