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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.
Every plot hole, narrative screw-up, and overall poor choice discussed in detail by folks is objectively correct, but I don't give a hoot. Big, emotional, sledgehammer filmmaking that works for me everytime (except maybe Bane's exit and Blake's deductive reasoning of Batman's real identity). Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman -- these folks are so good they nearly steal it from Bale. This was the last movie my older brother and I saw in a theatre together before I moved away from home to LA. A nice full circle for a pair of bro's who spent their youth watching the Batman animated series and playing Batman Returns for Super Nintendo (could never beat it; way too hard).
Beautiful on IMAX with 70mm projection. Probably tries to do too much in regards to plot and characters, but that is a trademark of Nolan's Batman series - good, bad or otherwise. I always viewed this one as operatic. If you're going to go out, go out with a bang.
Not enough Joker. Cmon Nolan did you just kill him off or something?
75 Years Of Batman
I have watched this movie more than 20 times and 6 times in theaters.
But this will be my first review for this movie. As we are celebrating 75 years of Batman, I though this would be a good time to share my views on this movie.
Caution and Beware. These words are written by a fan not by a reviewer. This review contains only love for Batman and this movie.
I have mentioned this several times in my past Batman reviews that Batman is the only Superhero I have ever liked. He is an idol to me. When I was child I have Batman, Batman Returns and Batman Forever several times. Even my parents were…
Well, this is the definition of "dropping the ball." It's not bad, in fact, as far as hollywood or just typical movie standards go, it's fantastic. But as a finisher to probably one of the most critically praised franchises in recent history, it was a little lack-luster. Not bad, just don't want to see it again.
Eight years after the fall of The Joker and Harvey Dent, Gotham City is quiet, peaceful - but all that is about to change. Bane has arrived and plans a campaign of terror that will push the city to its limit. Batman will once again take the mantle of hero in order to save his city. This is so far one of the best movie of 2012.the score is good and the directing is well done.
Hermosa película que muestra que los quiroprácticos también pueden curar a la gente si se lo proponen. No me queda claro si Batman es un símbolo o no, pero me encanta el acento gallego de Bane.
This is an undeniably ambitious film, in which Nolan poses questions on heavy topics while also trying to resolve conflicts and questions from the other two films. The Dark Knight Rises was advertised, somewhat mysteriously, as the “end” of the Batman “legend,” and the result is a clear attempt to bring closure to this trilogy and make some kind of definitive statement about Batman. Having just seen the film, I’m not sure it succeeds entirely in either of those two goals.
This one is quite divisive, some people love it, some hate it, I am in the love it camp. While its not quite dark knight standards, particularly as Tom Hardy's bane seems a poor stand in for the joker, I like the plot, I like the action, I like the direction, cinematography. If I had another specific complaint, it would be that Anne Hathaways character seems to have very little to do outside of a few chosen scenes. Still a good movie.
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The current list from imdb.com (updated regularly; last on November 11th; compared to 7th of April).
I'm sure that The…
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