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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 may contain 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…
I really enjoyed this. I do wish Selina Kyle had more of a storyline but I thought it was decently done.
The first time I saw this in theaters, the "big reveal" of Joseph Gordon Levitt's character completely took me by surprise and I loved it.
Plot holes and confusing character choices bring this film down a notch. There is so much great stuff in here though it balances out at 3 and a half, the ending gives me chills every time.
This movie enabled me to brush up
on my anarchist mindtality and to begin lifting weights more often. Tom Hardy picking up Mr Bale and throwing him across an underground cement lair was a highlight. Oddly inspiring for the innately evil.
With the film's anniversary occurring yesterday, I decided to finally review this film after months of not reviewing it.
The Dark Knight Rises is definitely better than Batman Begins, but no where close to being as good as The Dark Knight. This is unfortunately one of Nolan's weaker films. It is surprisingly bloated and flawed with certain characters and plot points. Some of you may be common with the complaints of "how did Batman get back in to Gotham from that cave from the other side of the world? And how did he get the time to make a Batman symbol on that city with fire?"
To be fair, though, there are plenty of suspenseful moments despite a few predictable…
While it is not as good as the rest of the trilogy, this repeat viewing detached from the Aurora tragedy and stupid Bane imitations, I found it to be tragic and poignant and ultimately a happy ending for Batman which never happens in most media.
We return with Batmans annoying voice and movements, followed by a couple underused characters
At least it didn't carry everything over from The Dark Knight
Powerful performances, deep and emotional, not just a superhero movie. Amazing cinematography, great action sequences, amazing villian.
One that made the knight fall.
Probably one of my favorite fights of all time.
And Catwoman? Damn.
That ending tho... really great ending I don't listen to other people saying its bad. It's good
A hero can be anyone...
"There are always people you care about.
You just don't realize how much until they're gone.
The idea was to be a symbol. Batman could be anybody, that was the point."
The Dark Knight Rises is an ambitious and spectacular finale to Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy that concludes in masterful fashion.
The film serves as an allegory for post 9-11 America, terrorism, the corruption in civilization and how society responds to these class and collectively dirty issues.
A city based on a lie, filled with corruption.
Its time of reckoning has come, and its truthful comparison to our real life world is scary.
The true forces of good go into hiding when we need them…
"You don't owe these people anymore. You gave them everything."
"Not everything. Not yet."
The Dark Knight Rises is a triumph in cinema. There's never been a finale that is this huge both in scale and on personal level.
There's so much greatness in this finale that unfortunately some people disregard for stupid and nitpick reasons.
The story, the performances, the score, the themes, the action, the finale, everything just makes TDKR as well as the rest of the trilogy as one of cinema's greatest treasures.
" A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat on a young boy's shoulders to let him know that the world hadn't ended."
The Dark Knight Rises is Cinematic Perfection.
A disorganized shotgun blast of plot, character development, and time hopping, but the success of The Dark Knight Rises comes from the impeccable foundation that it builds upon. This movie makes some good decisions of its own -- the general story, catwoman, the villains -- and even though it flubs the details here and there -- losing track of time, time-bombs and auto-pilot -- it is triumphant in presenting the return of Batman.
It's a visceral rush when Nolan's Batman is back on the streets of Gotham and that speaks to the success of this trilogy as well as this film's ability to ride out the momentum. Yes, it peters out by the end, but there are many great moments in the final Dark Knight chapter that will keep me coming back for some time to come.
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218. "Camera falls from airplane and lands in pig pen-MUST WATCH END!!"
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