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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 reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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…
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…
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.
Featuring another formidable foe for our titular hero, Hans Zimmer's epic score, and plenty of memorable scenes, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is a perfect conclusion to a perfect trilogy.
It's just too big a film for me.
Back to bland. Pretty predictable fare. The second in the series was too good to be just a fluke though. And Nolan has done interesting work elsewhere so, what gives? I don't exactly get it. Remarkable opening action sequence though.
Continuing my "trend" of watching films that don't hold up that well after rewatches, I just got done watching The Dark Knight Rises again. I've defended it multiple times, but now that the hype is gone, I do see its (many) problems. In short: it's a mess. A good looking, entertaining, generally well acted and directed mess, but a mess nonetheless. And possibly my biggest problem with the film...Bane's voice. Too loud and too weird. Both cringeworthy and sometimes kind of laughable as a result. It does have its moments and I do think it's a stronger film overall than Batman Begins, but it is undoubtedly one of Christopher Nolan's weaker works.
I DONT CARE IF PEOPLE THINK THE FILMS OVERATTED, I DONT CARE IF IT HAS FLAWS, I DONT CARE ITS SO ENTERTAINING TOM HARDY IS AWESOME BANE IS AWES CATWOMANS AWESOME JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING IS AWESOME.
The Dark Knight Rises really couldn’t have been any bigger. Not just the crowds, but in the scope of the work, where Nolan involves global, topical subjects ranging from renewable energy to politics. But the big issue is not the topics themselves, but the way they’re spread so thin. Rises is an epic affair that leaves you little time to stop and think, it ultimately feels like you’ve barely had time to breathe. I acknowledge that most of my frustration stems from my dissatisfaction with the ending, but Rises somehow manages to encompass all of our modern day fears within its extensive running time (which just might have been too short). The Dark Knight Rises is many things: chaotic, messy,…
Fuck the haters.
The Directors Series-Part III: The Christopher Nolan Retrospective
"Let the games begin!"
Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins was a great film, a great character study of a film that followed the evolution of Bruce Wayne showing him grow into a mature man that would don the cape and cowl and become the Batman. The Dark Knight was a great crime film and even a great thriller, it was Batman being forced with many choices and sacrifices to make, along with a formidable foe that had a knack for chaos. After two great films, where would Nolan take the third and final chapter of the caped crusader? The third film would be probably the biggest in terms of storytelling and scope in…
Rises würde ich nach The Dark Knight platzieren.
Bane von Tom Hardy war schon ein krasser Gegner, auch das Ganze auftreten, die Stimme und die Outfits sind super.
Trotzdem war Joker ein Tick besser, meiner Meinung nach.
Das Happy End hätte nicht unbedingt sein müssen, wieso kann man nicht einfach mal ein Ende offen lassen, sodass die Leute sich selbst eine Meinung bilden können.
Auch das Robin vorgestellt wurde, für ein möglichen nächsten Teil oder ein Spin off fand ich unnötig.
- Leon: The Professional
- Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Whisper of the Heart
- The Ladykillers
- Man of Steel
- War Horse
- The Dark Knight Rises
Most of these aren't NEARLY as bad as everyone makes them out to be on here. And I don't particularly…
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Godfather
- The Godfather: Part II
- Pulp Fiction
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The current list from imdb.com (updated regularly; last on November 11th; compared to 7th of April).
I'm sure that The…