The Dark Knight Rises ★★★★★

Basically everything we were hoping for. TDKR is relentless, edge-of-your-seat, immaculate filmmaking the likes of which is almost exclusive to the talents of Christopher Nolan. Bane is formidable, Hathaway is surprisingly excellent, and the plot twists are like a punch to the gut. The story is a little rushed at times and I still like TDK better, but on the whole this is an awesome, thankfully stellar finale to the Nolan series.