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.
I do like this movie, because it's a typical Batman movie. It contains a lot of action with a good alternation. In view of the previous Batman movies, this one is much better through the new techniques used by making the film. The effects are beautiful and also a true addition in the story. Bane scares me since i have seen the movie more and more. ;-)
Batman begins and the dark knight were 2 of the most entertaining and greatest comic book movies ever made. Dark knight rises was expected to surpass its prequels and leave the franchise on a respectable end. Nonetheless, christopher nolan delivered once again with what could quite possibly be the only comic book movie ever to win an oscar whether it be for the acting, story, directing or effects.
8 years after the events of the dark knight, Batman resurfaces once again to protect the city that has tarnished him an outlaw but this time even he may be no match for mercenary Bane.
There is a couple things I'd like to take the liberty to clean up. First of all, for those critics out there who critique every last inch of a movie, you make me sick. Especially the ones who completely disregard the good parts of a movie, and just point out the flaws.
It truely does make you sound ignorant. My best friend just so happens to be one of those people. I can't even watch a movie with him, due to the sickening fact that I can't stand his closemindedness toward movies. Ok. So what if you didn't enjoy THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. That's your opinion, which you are entitled to I guess. However, regardless whether you liked it or not, you can't possibly tell me it didn't have amazing action sequences, or the special effects weren't astonishing. Anyway I'm just going on, I know. The movie was amazing, Bane was sick (even though he originally was hooked up to a mask with tubes which contained venom), and I always took a particular liking to Gary Oldman's portrail of Jim Gordon. In a nutshell, if you didn't like the movie, you obviously aren't a fan of Batman.
The new Batman is probably my favorite so far. The Dark Knight series finally took the Batman franchise to where it needs to be. No more cheesy character, villains, or bad Batman costumes. The Dark Knight Rises is one of the best films of the summer, which unfortunately is not saying much considering its competition.
After seeing it, I wrote this article about it. Don't worry, there are no spoilers in it but it does give my side of the film. Good stuff!
The first two new batman movies were great, the 2nd being phenomenal, with the exception of a lack of Joker. This movie should be called either Bruce Wayne Rises or bane rises. there is not enough batman to warrant its title. bane kicked ass, but it didnt feel as wholesome as the first two. As an action movie, it was great. As a batman movie it was ok
For "Batman" devotees, if you have not seen it, you must. For the rest of the movie-going crowd be forewarned that it is bleak and massively "dark"; possibly because director Christopher Nolan was astute enough to throw in a heavy dose of reality; daily, we witness the fanatics, armed with nuclear might, threaten world security.
Christian Bale is "Bruce Wayne" ("Batman") suffering from agoraphobia, who can fault him after the vicissitudes he experienced in "The Dark Night". He is cared for by the ubiquitous, faithful "Alfred" (another seasoned performance by Michael Caine); is forced back to the battlefield, as protector, savior of Gotham from the menace of profound annihilation, perpetrated by a demon, an amoral psychopath "Bane" (Tom Hardy) whose face is disguised by a grid resembling a radiator; his voice imbued with the tenor of someone trapped in the bowels of a colossal cave; he was unsatisfying as the horrifying nemesis, the "bane" of Batman's and Gotham's survival.
The film serves gargantuan portions of death, destruction and mayhem; gore enhanced by digitization; viewers lampooned by one gruesome demise after another. Blackness alleviated by the electric levity of "Catwoman"; Anne Hathaway, with quirky panache, gracefully fells the vilest of deviates; with a ballerina's finesse she leaps, flies, laughs as she defies gravity, crumbling buildings, searing pyrotechnics; her immortal feats, a homage to a cat's nine lives.
Minor roles are worthy of mentioning: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is "John Blake" ("Robin") a young police officer, with incredible perspicacity comes to the aid of Batman; Marion Cotillard, "Miranda" Batman's love interest, a philanthropist with an untoward agenda; Gary Oldman, soulful, diminished Police Commissioner "Jim Gordon"; Morgan Freeman with his iconic voice is "Lucius Fox", the wizard behind disabling the fiendish. A teaser: Cillian Murphy has a cameo role; hint, not a trace of his Irish accent can be detected.
The last half hour shines; if you have paid the price, stay; compensates for the mental straying one does to shake the gravitas, suffocating gloom, relentlessly crushing hope. In hindsight "The Dark Knight Rises" should have been titled, "The Dark Night Rises", and never brightens.
TWO & 1/2 STARS!!