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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.
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Despite some narrative inconsistencies and unneeded characters, The Dark Knight Rises is one of Christopher Nolan's most ambitious works, and probably his most operatic so far. The entire film feels like a half-healed wound, sending jolts of pain and suffering into the character's synapses after every accidental scratch.
Supported by magnificent performances (particularly by Michael Caine), a strong cast, vibrant and darkened cinematography and Hans Zimmer's pounding and chill-inducing score; Nolan's film is mainly focused on the trials and tribulations of the main characters, both internally and externally, and how every individual is seeking redemption for their choices in such a hopeless society. The main theme in TDKR, the…
Here's how I like to watch my Batman movies: once, and one time only, and as long after everyone else has moved on as possible. I like to ask amateur questions like, hey, was that the guy in the other movie? Oh, did that guy die? And don't people sometimes think it's weird how Batman and Bruce Wayne disappear and reappear at pretty much the same time? I like to goad Bruce Wayne and tell him he needs to suck it the fuck up and handle his business. I like to chant "Gary, Gary!" when Commissioner Gordon is onscreen, even if he's hanging out a hospital bed, dangling an oxygen mask. I like to do poor imitations of Bane's and…
Certainly one of the most celebrated trilogies of recent years, The Dark Knight films are not only some of the best superhero films, they are some of the best films. Chris Nolan has brought incredible vision, production and outstanding performances to these movies about Gotham's most famous son.
Boring, stupid, way to long, bleh.....
Mom:"Oh, such a wonderfu- Wait... Son. Are you crying? Are you really crying? Let me look at you.
Oh god. What's wrong? It's just Batman! Come on... It's just a movie! Wait! Where are you going? You still haven't finish your dinner yet! Hey!"
(Half-sobbing) "YOU'LL NEVER UNDERSTAND!"
[Screams into pillow]
I have to say the Dark Knight's 'rise' was a little lack-lustre. That penultimate Bane-vs-Batman fight was terrible. Two biggish, croaking, rubber suited dudes throwing a few non-committal punches. Not a fight of legend by any stretch. The overall plot seemed ok but the dialogue and characters came off tired like the movie was on autopilot. A bit sad after the first two efforts which had a vitality flowing through them.
One of my favorite movies of all time!!! My favorite in The Dark Knight trilogy.
Not quite as good as Batman Begins, for me, but I am someone who thinks that Batman Begins is one of the best comic book movies ever made so...
I'll admit that Bane isn't the best villain and I would be happier if Jonathan Crane had a bit more to do but, nonetheless, I do like this film. It's dark and gritty like you'd expect a Batman film to be but a lot more fun to watch than the darker and gritter prequel - The Dark Knight.
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