The Dark Knight Rises is easily the clunkiest film of Nolan's Batman trilogy. It features some great performances from Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as well as a truly incredible soundtrack by Hans Zimmer. The problem with TDKR is that it features far too many undeveloped characters (Miranda Tate, Stryver, Daggett, Jen, etc.), incredibly poor audio mixing, an awfully clumsy first hour, as well as too many "convenient" elements written into the sub-par script. The Dark Knight would be a fitting inclusion into Nolan's Batman series, but it definitely isn't fit to be the end to this epic saga. TDKR is a very fun and enjoyable film, but by no means does it match the greatness set by Batman Begins or The Dark Knight. 8/10.