A very promising, terrifying, frightening ending to Nolan's unforgettable dark and violent trilogy. I am a huge comic book fan and I know like all other comic book fans that The Dark Knight Rises was based on Batman: Knightfall. The Dark Knight Rises was centered on that book on the origins of the monster muscled Bane. Tom Hardy's Bane was terrific and very similar to the Knightfall Bane. In the movie Hardy mentions that he will "break" the bat like he did in Knightfall. Overall this movie did not reach the heights of The Dark Knight but get very close.