The Dark Knight Rises Reviews
But there's lot more action. A much better story. And a taut screenplay. Direction: the scenes of Wayne trying to escape the prison were well shot, you do want him to escape, and his final gesture on escape is probably the best part of the movie. The opening left for sequels is much more stronger than in the previous two movies, though we know it won't be made.
Among those back for the threequel include Morgan Freeman's Lucius Fox, and Michael Caine's Alfred (who has a much more prominent role to play in Bruce Wayne's story this time around). However, two new characters have stand-out roles as Anne Hathaway takes on an athletic, dangerous Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, and Chris Nolan favourite Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays good-hearted city cop John Blake, a character whose story arc is almost as interesting as Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne.
Ah, Christian Bale. The main man who has been the backbone of a star-studded trilogy, and has given a stand-out performance in every one. Without him, I don't believe the series would be the same, so lets give credit where its due.
Which also needs to be given to Christopher Nolan. His fantastic action sequences and directorial presence - which is a fairly obviously felt throughout - alone give the film a positive which is greatly needed. However, the epic, sweeping finale is the stand-out, edge-of-your-seat moment of an incredibly good film, Bane's army against Gotham's good guys.
It must be said, also, that a few surprises are in store after this outstanding climax.
IN SUMMARY: A fitting ending to one of the greatest, highly-recognised trilogies of all time.
There are many great things about this film, but there are also quite a few flaws that it has. A few plot holes took my notice (Not Massive ones, mind you), and I have a feeling that the other hour or so of footage that Nolan had to sacrifice or edit out may have actually contained vital information for the story that could have saved or at least rectify some of the errors accompanying these holes. The pacing is quite different than what we were previously accustomed to, and I do feel like the balance between fast paced action and slow moving drama was not as well done as it was in the previous batman film. Another thing that some critics (IGN in particular) have noted is that you do not always get to see the regular citizens of Gotham City like you did in "The Dark Knight". Since the film is about the working people, it seems only fair to get to see them more often. Also, a few issues and loose ends stay unresolved, but really I think one can just assume this, and understand the implications of these actions.
Now, a big issue alot of people have been complaining about....BANE. Yes, he is not the Joker. NO VILLAIN IS LIKE THE JOKER FOR THAT MATTER. Yes, he has a mask that muffles his voice. You know what though? He is a damn good character. Tom Hardy also does a great job making the character work without even seeing his mouth move, by utilizing the effectiveness of his eyes, body movement, speech patterns etc. Bane is a memorable character in my eyes, and while The Joker from "The Dark Knight" (as well as Heath Ledger's performance) will always top the list of Batman villains on film, Bane is still a brutal, scary character, and he is not undeveloped. Also, Ledger's death may have changed plans for the third film (theres no denying the speculation that he was to appear in this one if he was still with us), and while I missed him, him not being here, did not affect the film that I watched. So get over it people.
Anne Hathaway was incredible and I liked Catwoman in this film. The rest of the cast were great, particularly Michael Caine, who gave this moving performance in one scene that really made me feel kind of sad.
Christopher Nolan joins a very large group of filmmakers who released their most prominent films post 2000 AD (these include Darren Aronofsky, Duncan Jones, David Fincher and a whole barrel of others), who have managed to gain major respect and admiration for what they do. None of them are perfect and all of them have their fanboys and haters. I think Nolan is brilliant director, who understands his characters and themes, and how to have the action service the story. He and his brother Jonathan and Writer David S. Goyer, have worked on the narrative arc of this amazing story in the trilogy. I definitely think that this film should end as it is. Batman should be rebooted for another franchise (not in the same way that "The Amazing Spiderman did I hope). Amazing Cinematography by Wally Pfister (as always), a brilliant and very memorable score by Hans Zimmer,great stunt work, excellent special effects, good editing, a thoughtful and (for the most part) well written screenplay and wonderfully acted by the cast of actors make this film one of the best films of this decade (so far).
As for where I rank it in the trilogy...Probably on par with "The Dark Knight" but maybe a bit less in the future.
After months of leaving the film hanging in my thoughts, I actually think it is not as good as I remember, but I still like it very much.
P.S. I piece this together from looking at other videos on the internet like honest trailers but most of it I did on my own and it's not like you can't point out mistakes that others have talked about, my simple intentions are to get these messages out to you the viewers, this is my opinion so you can argue with me if you want, know that I don't hate the trilogy I think it's great, I'm just pointing out some if it's flaws but although this trilogy wasn't as great as it could have been it could have been a lot worse (batman forever and batman and robin). I also wouldn't have mind if they introduce characters like robin, nightwing, red hood and batgirl in to the mix, do you know how awesome that would be done write.
P.S.S.I would really appreciate if you point out any mistakes I made.
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