Kia's Review of The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises(2012)
The epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy brings out the bug guns with its action and superhero drama. It picks up eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, and Bruce Wayne is facing a major financial crisis and has retired the bat suit and crime fighting altogether. Harvey Dent's legacy lives on in the city's regulatory laws, and the truth of his death has still not been revealed to the city, with Batman taking the blame for "murder," but Commissioner Gordon still feels guilty for not reporting what actually happened. Meanwhile, a new master criminal is rising to power named Bane (Tom Hardy), and has an old grudge against both Batman and Gotham City that he is looking to settle. Also an elusive thief known as the Catwoman (Anne Hathaway), is about to be discovered, and she is after a device owned by Wayne that will erase any identity so she can proceed to leave the city for good. Bane then unleashes a full-scale attack on the city with an undergrou nd army at his disposal, forcing Batman back into action, with a quick-witted cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) as a new ally. Ambitious beyond anyone's expectation and those who find such an approach unwieldy may not be as satisfied with the trilogy's closure, but for those who realize the finely tuned pacing and gripping performances from its established cast, The Dark Knight Rises delivers a powerhouse closing ceremony for its iconic hero and ends the series on a particularly high note.