The Dark Knight Rises, an epic finale brought to us by Christopher Nolan gave fans the perfect closure in this long time running super hero movie. Starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Gary Oldman, The Dark Knight Rises has come full circle when it comes to fighting evil in Gotham City. Fans truly enjoyed this film and critics gave two thumbs up when it comes to Christopher Nolan’s work. Here’s the verdict to The Dark Knight Rises and why it is a great movie to watch:
“The Dark Knight Rises: A Great Finale For The Batman Trilogy
Of course it does. But with The Dark Knight Rises, the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s gargantuan, gravitas-soaked Bat-trilogy, it would have been fine to abandon all sense of logic, narrative, time.
In fact, it might have been more fun.
It’s not just that we already know Batman and his brooding rich-guy alter ego Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale, baleful with and without voice modulator, body armor, and Bat-mask). And that we’ve been schooled in the malevolent pathologies of Batman’s über-nemeses: Scarecrow in Batman Begins, The Joker in The Dark Knight, and now a mixed martial arts madman, Bane.
Thanks to a circus parade of Marvel and DC Comics screen adaptations, we’ve grown accustomed to the sight of plummeting I-beams and crashing subway cars, the police firing futile fusillades against hulking baddies, a screaming populace making a run for it over bridges bent in half like playroom toys.
The Dark Knight Rises has all of that – tied to a triple helix of backstories and betrayals, history and hellfire. It’s been four years since Batman took the fall for Harvey Dent, alias Two-Face, in The Dark Knight – eight years in Gotham City time. Does ausanybody but Police Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman, spending a good deal of the new movie in a hospital bed) and Bruce Wayne himself really care?
Just shoot off the fireworks and the cool new Bat-gizmos, unleash the snarling platoons of thugs and mugs. Let Alfred (Michael Caine) answer a few Wayne Manor doorbells, quipping Britishly. Let the femmes fatales – Anne Hathaway as a jewel thief with a penchant for catsuits and spike heels, Marion Cotillard as a philanthropist with a past – coo and clinch with Bruce the recluse. . . . A surreal mashup of Bat-tropes is all we need.
Instead, there’s a labyrinthine network of plots and subplots to navigate. Good luck.
But if you just give yourself over to Nolan’s sweeping, symphonic Cowled Crusader saga, The Dark Knight Rises is, well, a blast. The opening sequence – a gravity-defying skyjacking and Russian-scientist-kidnapping – out-Bonds the Bond movies for adrenalized action. Hathaway, all lips and legs, is Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman, and she’s sexy and complicated – and straddles the big-wheeled Bat-Pod with utter aplomb. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, one of Nolan’s dream teammates in Inception, joins the Gotham City gang as police officer John Blake. His story of lost parents and foster homes, and his dogged detective skills, bring him and Bruce Wayne together, inextricably.”
The rest of the review can be read at Philadelphia Inquirer
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