Based on Frank Miller's acclaimed graphic novel,this intense and visually inventive two-part animated film tells the story of an alternate future for Batman. Although the aging Dark Knight has returned to crime fighting,Gotham City and the rest of America no longer want his brand of vigilantism.
In part II,Gotham's new commissioner orders Batman's arrest,but Batman defeats the police before going after the Joker,who has mind-controlled a senator into ordering a nuclear strike on Russia. During a violent altercation,Batman breaks the Joker's neck in front of horrified witnesses and escapes. Meanwhile,Superman is severely injured while deflecting the missile,which still creates an electromagnetic pulse that sends the entire country into chaos. Humiliated when Batman and his followers restore order in Gotham,proving the commissioner wrong,the U.S. President sends Superman to bring down Batman once and for all.