Connor's Review of The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises(2012)
Making a Batman film is probably one of the most difficult things to do when it comes to film-making because you have to strike a balance between appeasing the critics and of course staying true to the comic books, Chris Nolan has managed to please both with Batman Begins and The Dark Knight but doing it a third time was always going to be a very difficult task and all I can say to him is Mr Nolan..... take a bow my friend because I never thought I would say this but The Dark Knight has been outdone by it's sequel.
Replacing Heath Legder was always going to be tough but in Tom Hardy, Nolan has himself one of the most promising and professional actors in the business, Hardy seems to get stronger with each performance not just muscle wise and The Dark Knight Rises is no exception as he tries to revolutionize Gotham and destroy Batman as the menacing Bane. Anne Hathway also joins the cast as Selina Kyle (Catwoman) a petty thief who is more of an antihero than a villain. Hardy and Hathaway are both outstanding in their respective roles and add a new dimension to the trilogy as Batman meets a foe who is physically stronger than him and just as smart, while Catwoman provides a love interest that Batman cannot trust. The usual suspects are back in roles such as Batman, Alfred and Lucius Fox. Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman respectively and there are some other new characters including the wonderful Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake.
The Dark Knight rises is the biggest film of the Summer and it more than lives up to expectations as it will please fans and critics alike. It is a shame that Nolan and Bale will not return because the two of them seem to understand the Dark Knight and what he stands for but more than that they provide damn good entertainment that will be sorely missed. All I can say is good luck to the next director of the expected rebooting of the Batman franchise.... you have VERY big boots to fill