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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…
Una opera épica sobre la posiblidad del estado fallido.
I enjoyed it enough, and it's worth watching to round everything off, but overall it's a disappointing end to the trilogy.
Tries too hard to be super serious, and is let down by poor structure and heavy handed exposition.
My ranking for this goes down a little bit more each time I see it. Some pretty great moments and ideas (I liked Bane's past as a member of the League of Shadows) bumping up against stuff that would never make a second draft. For example, the end of The Dark Knight sees Batman being named our "one true protector," which would be true if, after the end of Dark Knight, he didn't decide to mope in his mansion for SEVEN YEARS. Wha?
I also chuckled at Bane's successful plan to lure every single cop in Gotham to one place in order to make them think about what they've done. I laughed at a lot of this, in fact, save…
Fantastic final movie in an incredible trilogy. Huge fan of Nolan's realistic approach to his films.
This one is on par with the Dark Knight, for me. It's a very good film, though some of the writing doesn't always make sense. Awesome villain, yet again. And a very nice final act, and piece of closure for Bruce Wayne; something I've always wanted to see done for the character. It's awesome that this trilogy managed to have as many good villains in it as it did.
Outright phenomenal! Behold the ultimate Batman film-a colossal masterpiece that's as emotionally gripping and powerful as it is heart-pounding, edge of your seat thrills. It builds and builds to a spectacular finish. Nothing's perfect but this is pretty damn close. By far, the best of the three in THE greatest superhero trilogy.
I never did revisit this film since the first time I watched it back in 2012. I hated it so much that over the years I've come to think I must've been too hard on it: I was just disappointed that it wasn't on the level of Batman Begins, and expecting it to top or even match The Dark Knight would've been unrealistic.
But I finally rewatched TDKR last night and, if possible, I liked it even less than I did the first time round. This isn't a bad Nolan movie: it's just a bad movie.
To write about why would take about 500 words better suited to exam revision and I'm pretty sure the internet has already covered everything so I'll just reiterate that this film doesn't work on any level and the people still defending it are wrong. (I'm all for pluraity of opinions but I'm sorry, this is scientific fact. They're wrong.)
good things about 'The Dark Knight Rises':
- Anne Hathaway
- Joseph Gordon Levitt
- pretty sick soundtrack
- Alfred's dream comes true at the end and he gets all cute and happy
bad things about 'The Dark Knight Rises':
- icky Christian Bale scruffy beard for 1/3 of screen time
- Bane's annoying voice
- Alfred is sad for most of the movie (not okay)
- no Heath Ledger
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The current list from imdb.com (updated regularly; last on January 18th; compared to 7th of April).
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