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Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
Ever decreasing circles.....
On my first viewing of this film, I came out raving, as it was a wonderful well rounded action film. However as time went by, all the niggly doubts over the continuity of the script started to hit home. And the only real excuse I found was "its a batman movie"... Well this doesn't work and Nolan has only himself to blame... TDK was realistic and brilliant at the same time.... TDKR makes no sense, and takes on huge leaps which the viewer must atke for gfranted. Batman's miraculous recovery from spinal damage, which he then messes up with three attempts to leave a prison with a handy hole in the ground. His complete destruction by Bane is then reversed magically reversed at the end by his mind numbingly dull discovery of little gas vents things that are keeping Bane alive. How did Batman get back to Gotham anyway, and it such quick time, and how did he find people so very easily.
The more I thought about, themore stars started to drop. I think a two star is fair. I din't find it overlong like some did, I like the introspective stuff and the whole Alfred/Bruce storyline.... but once things kick off, in admittedly big fashion, I don't even remember why Bane wanted to destroy the city,, his purpose was to reek havoc.... I think if TDKR had been released before TDK, its flaws would have been pounched on by the critics.
Anyway, its good, but left me with too many "how did he do that" questions, or "when did get there" questions... and when did he get the time to make a big stuoid flaming bat sign on a bridge? And why?
Better than Batman Begins but not as good as The Dark Knight.
An absolute masterpiece, gets better with every viewing. Perfect.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2012
- 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Legendary Pictures Funding, LLC. BATMAN, THE DARK KNIGHT, and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.