The Dark Knight Rises
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.
Genre: Action, Adventure
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Jonathan Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan (story), David S. Goyer (story), Bob Kane (characters)
Actors: Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Release Year: 2012
Evie Totty: “It ruled.”
I really can't say enough good things about this movie. The writing was just absolutely superb in my opinion. I am saddened that Nolan and the gang will be leaving the series.
I only had one problem with believability [sic], but I have put that in the discussion thread. Otherwise I loved loved loved it. This has been a great summer for movies and TDKR did not disappoint.
Best I've seen this year. I hope it wins the Oscar.
Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”
I expected Nolan's third Batman film to be excellent, and it is. I didn't expect it to tie in so tightly to the previous two films, or to bind them together more than they were on their own. This really does seal Nolan's trilogy as the best superhero adaptation that Hollywood has made.
As for the finale, it's intense and scary, in all the right ways. Bane is a superb villain, easily outmatching Batman and forcing him to catch up, something he never had to do before. If he is not as charismatic as Heath Ledger's Joker, Catwoman's lame attempts at corny jokes make it clear how unwelcome a sense of humor is in this grim epic. The subtext of terrorism and class warfare just makes it connect all the more to our real-life anxieties. I was exhilarated by this movie.
Erik Bates: “It ruled.”
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Samir Mehta: “It was ok.”
Frustrating. Never matches the first two films but has wonderful moments.