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The Dark Knight Rises
The Legend Ends
Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle and the villainous Bane, a new terrorist leader who overwhelms Gotham's finest. The Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
He did it. He actually did it.
I cannot believe I'm even typing this, but it's true...
Christopher Nolan successfully crammed 10 pounds of shit into a 5 pound bag.
Didn't even think it was possible!
Is every citizen of Gotham City a fucking idiot? Let me count the ways...
The first example goes all the way back to Batman Begins, when Bruce Wayne disappears for something like 8 years, then comes back one day without anybody asking where he was. They act like he just got back from taking a piss. And on the very same day that Bruce returns, Batman shows up. What a coincidence! To a person who doesn't have a broken brain, it's a lot more...but…
Before I start this review, I’d like to say the following: If you liked or even loved the film, that is fine. I frankly envy you. This is a film I wanted to love. But I didn’t, for reasons I will go into during this review.
Previous to this rewatch, I had last seen The Dark Knight Rises at the midnight premiere. The idea of a filmmaker finishing off a comic book trilogy and summing up their run of a character was great. But alas, I was disappointed with The Dark Knight Rises, because what we’re left with is a film that’s pretty dramatically unsatisfying. The reason I could enjoy Batman Begins was because aside from logic fails, that film…
After seven years and three films, Nolan’s Batman journey is over. The question is, is The Dark Knight Rises the send off the trilogy deserves? Sadly the answer to that question is a crushing no. Having re-watched both previous films this week I can say without a shadow of a doubt that this is the weakest film of the trilogy, and to make things worse, it isn’t even a good film, period.
In many ways the film’s problems existed throughout the series - needlessly long, inconsistent pacing and incoherent and bitty plotting - yet here they are magnified, partly because they are at their very worst and partly because it also lacks the compelling characters and exciting set pieces that…
I'm Gotham's reckoning.
Superhero films finally have a good trilogy. I'm not proclaiming this on the same level as The Lord of the Rings Trilogy or the original Star Wars Trilogy, but I'm saying this is by far the best superhero trilogy we've ever had. With that said, it's competition for that title wasn't exactly stiff. I'm also a huge Marvel Comics fanboy so it hurts a little admitting that.
The story is epic in scope and takes full advantage of it's staggering 164 min run time. It's not only a sequel, but it truly ties into both previous films and brings all three movies together as a true trilogy. If you're thinking about re-watching Batman Begins and The…
Magnificent conclusion to the Nolan trilogy.
If Batman was the star of Batman Begins and The Joker ruled The Dark Knight, then this film is the story of Bruce Wayne .
Awesome and audacious filmmaking at the highest level.
I demand being able to press a button when posting a review that says ‘Involuntary Rewatch’ I won’t go into details, but let’s just say it involved a ‘friend’, a ‘movie night’ and the sentence ‘As long as we watch something fun!’ (uttered by yours truly). No, I did not pick the film.
After seeing the Dark Knight Rises the first time in the cinema, I rated it one and a half stars and felt it to be a deeply flawed film. Well, not to my surprise, I still feel the same after this rewatch. I won’t rehash my old review as all I have to say on the film is said there and many others have already worded their…
weakest out of the 3 by movie standards, but there's something that makes this movie better than the rest.
I would absolutely love this movie if I didn't feel like it was trying to do too much all at once. It seems like the antithesis to Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, where the League of Shadows comes from nowhere and ruins something that works just fine in a totally unjustifiable way, just because some of the people involved in the system were literally two-faced. Also I am sad Zach Snyder is in charge of batman from now on.
"Gotham, take control… take control of your city. Behold, the instrument of your liberation! Identify yourself to the world!"
On an overall scale The Dark Knight Rises cannot keep up with the perfection of the first two films of the trilogy. The narrative is a bit messy and there are some plot holes to be noticed. Also, the characters lack some depth, probably because Nolan is trying to fit in as much as possible in the grand finale. That doesn't keep this film from being great though. These are really complaints on a high level. The Dark Knight Rises is epic. And it is a worthy conclusion to an outstanding trilogy.
When did he fall??!!!?1!!?!!?!?!
Okay, so I have a story about this film.
So one of my friends invited me to go see a movie with her and her boyfriend, and it happened to be this movie. At the time, she was seeing someone who had recently liked me A LOT and I did not reciprocate him at all. In fact, I was a little creeped out by him. I was hesitant about going to the movie with them, because who wants to be the third wheel? But, thins was middle school and her mom wanted someone to "be there with them so they wouldn't be alone." Well, being the saintly friend I was, I reluctantly agreed to go. My friend said there would…
Upon a rewatching of L'Ascension du Chevalier Noir, the 2012 art film about an agent named CIA (Aidan Gillen) who tries to track down mercenary masked man Bane (Tom Hardy), I remembered that Batman was also in this movie.
This was arguably the best directed and produced Batman film, with some fantastic set locations and cinematography. Bale as Batman actually seems to be gargling marbles a bit less, but still is horrendous. I think Joseph Gordon-Levitt had some great chops during this movie, and did a hell of a performance. Bane was ultra-cool, but I feel like the casting of Hardy was the wrong choice; his voice doesn't fit the role. But Bane is definitely one of the most masterful and intelligent villains I've ever seen in a superhero film, and in some ways, I liked him more than the Joker. But all in all, I feel like there is just a piece missing from this movie that was in The Dark Knight. Maybe it's the cop-out with Tate, I can't put my finger on it.
With the benefit of having so many reviews in front of me by others, it's starting to feel like the disdain is getting out of control.
Almost every movie will struggle when the previous film is something equivalent to the level that The Dark Knight got to. This is not a perfect movie, nor even close to that, but it does end the trilogy nicely.
I think we all wanted better, but this isn't worthy of the 0-3 stars it is getting
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