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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.
I personally loved this movie. But I may be biased because I generally like Nolan's work.
Viewing number 3: still great.
In fewer than two years I've seen this movie four times. I don't think there's anything wrong with that, but it is an awful lot of time to devote to a 165 minute film.
Watched with Nikki and Chris, who was seeing it for the first time.
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I enjoyed this when it came out, and enjoyed it even more with this second viewing. Hathaway is a terrific Selina Kyle, and Bane is a truly magnificent villain, benefitting enormously from Tom Hardy's physicality and presence.
A new menace emerges and the Dark Knight rises again to protect the city from a merciless terrorist with the help of anti-heroine Selina Kyle.
An incredible job again from Christopher Nolan. A great end to this trilogy and very ambitious film-making that takes a huge risk and pays off. I usually hate long movies but this wasn't a chore to watch it was an absolute delight and the time flew by.
Yet another excellent comic-book adaptation by Nolan. A trilogy to be fully proud of.
The perfect conclusion to this brilliant rebooted franchise.
I really don't care about plot holes. I go to the movies to be entertained. To be moved. To be exhilarated. This is what I see in The Dark Knight Rises: a story of absolutely epic scope, compelling to a fault and sold magnificently by a phenomenal cast and one of the world's most talented directors. The script isn't necessarily watertight, but it doesn't need to be. The film around it is sublime.
Dark, gritty reboot of the scene in the 1966 Batman movie where Batman is running around Gotham trying to get rid of a comically-oversized bomb.
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