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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.
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…
I'm not 100% certain on how I feel about The Dark Knight Rises, I believe I'll need to see it again before I have some concrete feelings on it, but I've enough to go off for the moment.
Rises, is, in essence, a great film. A great action film. A great Super Hero film. A great thriller. A great social commentary. A great addition to the entertainment field. A great addition to the grounded sci-fi world. The list goes on. What it is not, however, is a Batman film. Not just a "Not-Great" Batman film, but not a Batman film at all. The feel of Rises is so vastly different from anything in the Batman world, that it's hard to…
It would be nearly impossible for this film to match the level of zeitgeist-probing perfection that was "The Dark Knight", but the intellectual layering that makes up the basis of the narrative gives the film a poignancy and a relevance that is undeniable. The action is pitch-perfect (as to be expected) and the performances are exactly what they need to be; it's a near-perfect ending for this franchise.
Pretty much all of the villains (apart from the joker) in this trilogy have motives I can't quite get behind. Any time a secret villain or motive is revealed it reminds me of the end of It's A Disaster.
It's a great trilogy, sure, but everything was leading to... this?
Also, too many conveniences for me, thanks. I'm sure there's a way the Nolan brothers could've written characters out of their own shit.
This wasn't terrible but I don't see myself coming back to it. It's a little overrated but that's probably my own fault.
Don't fight me, I'm not very articulate.
Just as good as The Dark Knight in my opinion. Tom Hardy dominates this film with his presence. He is one of the best and he does good work here.
Review In A Nutshell:
Christopher Nolan has changed the way we view heroes, especially those who don costumes and utilises spectacular gadgets, finding the reality within the context’s trademark sensationalism, finding empathy to the pain and deep desires of its symbolic protagonist. He found the perfect figure to utilise this grounded approach, taking a hero closest to our possible ambitions, and emphasise his familiar abilities to the point where he seems above common humanity. It is far from the likes of Man of Steel, where it is clear we are watching a god-like figure enter a fragile playground, unable to find the human emotional threads, despite Zach Snyder’s desperate attempts.
As for comic-book or superhero films, The Dark Knight trilogy…
Emo Batman, Christian Bale, mopes around with a gammy leg while some guy in a mask with an Alan Partridge comedy voice does some bad shit like putting bombs all over the city and blah blah blah. Anne Hathaway tries to look sexy and does some other shit and I don't really care whether or not it's good or bad in the end but it seems to be good because she appears to feel sorry for Emo Batman when he's getting the shit kicked out of him by the guy in the mask and blah blah blah. Gary Oldman looks cool whenever he's around and the kid from the 3rd Rock From the Sun runs around looking for shit without…
almost as good as dark knight
The Dark Knight Rises is an ambitious, masterfully directed, tightly written, powerfully acted, deep, emotional, packed, and unforgettably beautiful conclusion to the epic trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan. This film is just simply impeccable! I am never bored by it and I still find the story stunning and engaging to watch. What a masterpiece.
Fantastic end to the greatest trilogy of all time
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