This is the batman film to completely divide fans and cause a stir simply because its to ambitious. Trying things batman films have never even thought of doing "The Dark Knight Rises" is the quintessential batman flick. Featuring very little batman and a whole lot of side plot to round off this amazing trilogy Nolan decided to get the most personal with this entry and make it the most painful and intense journey of the series. If you're invested into the series and characters it's the best of the bunch. I've heard a lot of friends complain that its full of plot holes and mistakes, I've seen it 5 times and there's not a single plot hole in it, sorry folks. The fact is the movie is so dense you have to see it a mere three times before you catch everything in it,. Its a batman film so bold its willing to suggest the actions so heavily fought for in the last two installments might have been a mistake and it questions the core hero about how he will face those actions and rise above them to move on with his life. With "The Dark Knight" we got a gritty post 9/11 moral tale for a film that had very intense moral dilemmas and core character decisions, with "Rises" we have a full and complete journey to the first two entries that challenges our protagonist to the max and makes him question his own logic. This isn't a film that's so much concerned with being its own story as its about completing and finishing what the entire saga has started. In that respect it may be the greatest third in a series ever. To fully enjoy "Rises" you have to love the first two in the trilogy. As a huge batman fan since I was four years old and got my first batman action figure to watching the animated series growing up and researching all the comics and back stories I can say this: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is the deepest and most emotional batman film there has ever been. It takes all the right notes from the source material to make the hardcore fans like myself fill with chills. Its so good and daring it might end up being the least liked film of the series simply because the general audience can't handle some of the bold plot choices it makes, but this is what makes it the very best batman film ever made.