The Dark Knight Rises ★★½

I didn't hate it, but sadly I didn't love it like I hoped I would. I found the film surprisingly boring and while there were things I liked a lot (Selina Kyle/Anne Hathaway, the city street set piece/fist fights) there were just not enough of them and at the end it felt quite forgettable.

So many of the characters I love were removed from the world, or were reduced to insignificant roles, for large sections of the film and it took me out of it. Bane lacked the charisma of the Joker and he was not enough to keep my attention when those others were off screen and while I really enjoyed one of the set pieces, there many others that felt pretty bland or derivative (perhaps I set the bar too high).

I'll have to give it another shot at some point, but as it stand now it just left me feeling 'meh'.

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