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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…
What a tedious 3 hours of incoherence...Firstly, this movie is more chronologically fragmented than Memento. There's a funeral for Harvey Dent, then a plane-jacking and then back to another Harvey Dent thing where they say it's been 8 years, then later it's been six months, then three months, blahblahblah, but the only time the film makes you feel any time passing is when we're back in a goddamn 3rd world prison for half an hour as if the first movie didn't already bore us enough with this sequence.
Next, there's no problem understanding what Bane is saying, the problem is understanding why he sounds like Jeremy Irons. As far as incomprehensibility, Gary Oldman is mumbling and wheezing into his moustache…
So good it was worth having to see the first two Batman movies.
Excellent finalé to the trilogy; the 2 3/4 hours pretty much sped by with just the right balance of darkness, emotion, action and plot. Ending a little 'twee' for the dark series but I loved it so maybe that was the right choice at the right time... oh, and I imagine this will give your sub-woofer a real workout on DVD/Blu-ray!
The Dark Knight Rises is a decent capstone to the Nolan batman franchise that while not as buzz worthy as The Dark Knight was, it is still a decent film.
The acting is pretty good; Anne hathaway is great as a 'realistic' catwoman and Tom Hardy's Bane while not top notch, is still a interesting character. The beginning of the film where his character is introduced is my favorite in the film.
While I like TDKR, there were somethings that bugged me; Why does John Blake KNOW bruce wayne is Batman simply b/c he as a orphan kid looked at him and from that deduced he was Bats, don't make a whole lot of sense. I also found the idea…
When I first saw the previews to “The Dark Knight Rises” I had my doubts about how good the movie would be. Now upon seeing it, it was confirmed. I had some hope that the film would be good, but I was disappointed.
First, with the shooting, this film took on an added significance. However, I am glad it did not dissuade others from seeing the film. It is a tragic event in our nation. Sadly, art imitates life and at times life also imitates that same art. Whether the person was inspired by “The Joker” or not does not matter. Violence is a reality in life and in art.
Ever since the comics I have not been a fan…
Maîtrisé de bout en bout, mais Grosse déception par rapport au second. 4 étoiles pour la réalisation de Nolan et la superbe performance de Marion Cotillard !
3 of 3 of best hero films.
Never reaches the heights The Dark Knight hit, but still a good enough send off to the trilogy!
As good as it gets.
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