The Dark Knight Rises: A Failure That Had Potential
I, a 14-year old, am reviewing a well-known movie. I shall explain why I see this as a very bad movie. I am not a comic book fan and I have not seen the other Batman movies, but I think I still have enough information to analyze this movie.
I saw The Dark Knight Rises, a well-known movie directed by Christopher Nolan, today and was very apalled at the sight of such a movie. These three, confusing hours were filled with intense action and many speeches that misled me to thinking that there was an actual story within all of this. But as I look into it, all I see is Talia’s and Bane’s attempt to kill Bruce Wayne, who has betrayed the League of Shadows. The way they attempt to do this, though, is by using a nuclear bomb, which was once a fusion reactor, to destroy all of Gotham City, the city that shaped and created Bruce Wayne, along with themselves. And so, all of the crazy actions by Bane and his henchmen, such as the release of the prisoners and the explosions in the city, were done to strike fear into the people, show all the realms of human nature, and then to make the population stand back as hell breaks loose. At first, I thought they were trying to set up an anarchist society, or trying to overthrow the government for the injustices that they have done, or merely trying to gain power and become the city’s leader. Sadly, the three hours were made to show a suicide attack being attempted against Batman. So what did I like about this movie? There were many special effects and good technology. The characters were all interesting in the end, but the motives of Bane and Talia should have been different. I liked Selena Kyle a.k.a. Catwoman, because she was a person that stole from the rich and gave to the poor (sometimes). She was a person that saw that the rich people were sitting on a truckload of luxury while the rest of the population actually worked to support the city. Bruce Wayne was a character that I really wanted to get into, because he had a hatred and an anger that shaped his entire soul. Alfred was also good, since he was the butler that raised the unfortunate Bruce and saw him change throughout his life. Ultimately, I loved all of the characters because they had the potential of making a brilliantly deep story with many messages about human nature. But, there was no brilliant story. And even though the producers were merely interpreting DC’s work, I would, in their position, have said, “Screw all the comic book fans! With these characters, I can make a deep movie.” Overall, I wish that I could say that I finally saw a great movie after a long list of modern dissappointments, but today is just not the day. It’s just a failure that had a lot of potential.