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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 like this movie, but there's so much to hate about it. And I flip flop on the things I hate and love about it. It's...confusing.
Tem uns furos de roteiro, mas esse filme é mais que isso, é o fim da minha trilogia favorita. Então eu não pude me sentir decepcionado com esse bom trabalho. Adaptar um tema como super heróis, que é um tema "bobo" com essa seriedade do Nolan, foi perfeito pra história do personagem.
Obs: Esperando agora o Batman espancar o super no "Batman v Superman".
Perfecting a trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises wraps things up with epic flare and a fitting conclusion.
Both the returning cast and newcomers like Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy do great and meld perfectly into the world. Bane is an especially sinister villain, finally getting the chance to redeem himself after that abomination we call Batman and Robin.
As far as action goes, the stakes are higher than even, and it looks gorgeous. The amount of character development is also as emotionally impactful as this film focuses the most on Bruce Wayne's search for solace and completion after the impactful events of The Dark Knight. I appreciate it when these movies fully acknowledge and reference each other as any good…
How could Christopher Nolan have exceeded The Dark Knight? He couldn't have band doesn't. Still, The Dark Knight Rises is a fascinating film filled with great moments. First you have to talk about Bane. No, he's not as memorable as The Joker. Yet, it's refreshing to see a villain who''so genuinely stronger than the hero, at least for most of the movie. Tom Hardy is a tough, intimating foe, though he's also playing a basic, slightly boring character. Which, on the plus side, allows for Christian Bale to shine. Batman/Bruce certainly gets more to do here than in The Dark Knight and does a fine job further mythologizing his version of an iconic character. Anne Hathaway, meanwhile, seems to be…
The Bane/Batman sewer fight is one of the highlights of the trilogy if not THE highlight
I truly loved The Dark Knight Rises when it came out, but due to it's massive plot holes, I cannot give this film 5 stars. It also doesn't have the calibre that the Dark Knight has. I don't think I need to say anything else, as I will probably end up saying the exact same thing as I did in my Dark Knight and Begins reviews (check them out on my profile). But overall, TDKR was an awesome conclusion to an awesome series and the memorable chapter for Batman.
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