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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…
Well, I sure misjudged this film. This is like top tier film making that happens to be a superhero movie. The film still finds a way to tackle interesting and fresh themes, while having an emotional through line I wasn't expecting.
The action setpieces are also amazing and definitely stand in stark contrast with the over-CGIed Marvel movies and newer DC movies. While in 10 years those will look dated, this is timeless.
Sure the Nolan Twists are a bit overbearing here and plot contrives do happen, but it's all in service of the overall film and it's at least more interesting that most superhero plot twists. MARTHA!
Interesting despite itself. Crammed to the brim with political allegories, some easier to pick out than others, all of which never correlate into any clear observation. Very little batman, he disappears for a solid hour, instead its more of a Robin origin story / Bane character camp off. Main problem, however, if Batman's character already is a single-minded vigilante disguised behind the frivolousness of a playboy billionaire, wouldn't retreating back into the tortured soul of said frivolous playboy billionaire feel a little hollow. Worse off the whole plot is propped up by the actions of the first movie, because there is absolutely no time to spin any original threads between all the character introductions and lame one-liners.
I really like Tom Hardy, guys.
Holes and too much visual impact factor, but for me always a pleasure too see a Batman like this. I loved Bane and the first fight with him, it's far from The Dark Knight quality as cinematography but seeing so much explosivity it's really rare.
Do you think he's coming back?
I don't know.
The Dark Knight Rises is cinematic perfection.
There's no denying.
Instead of your standard comic book universe, Nolan puts our hero in the real world.
I think Bale gives the greatest performance of Batman/Bruce Wayne, but I personally think Affleck wa a better.
Anne Hathaway and Marion Cotillard were HOT AF.
Bane is one of the most intimidating villains in cinema history, and Hardy nailed the role.
This is 2012 cinema at its highest point.
I won't bury you. I've buried enough members of the Wayne family.
In all honesty, probably my favorite movie of all time.
The fire rises.
The Dark Knight Rises is not the disappointment many make it out to be. It may not live up to the standard set by its predecessor, but it does not miss the mark by much. It offers another interesting, complex villain, introduces new supporting characters to the universe, and finishes the trilogy with a satisfying and appropriate conclusion.
Starting the film with another staggering opening sequence, Christopher Nolan shows why he believes everything that should be shot in camera should be done so. As the dangling fuselage of a plane glides over the Scottish highlands, Bane is introduced. The well spoken hulk of a villain may not be the decade-defining performance we saw in the Joker, but is still a…
This film is pretty good, but not as good as the first two but still a good film, i do need to watch it again so yeh.