The Dark Knight Rises – Review
Unlike other Batman movies that were not produced by Christopher Nolan, Batman has a dark side. Yes he may not necessarily kill anyone but he sure does beat them down from an inch of their life. I like this Batman, he is more of who I remember in the comic books. Instead of a grown man running around in a dark blue costume, he is a grown man in a black costume with an edge. If you watch this film without comparing it to The Dark Knight you will really enjoy it on its own. What some fans don’t realize is that this series isn’t a continuation of the previous films its own story by itself.
The film starts off with Chaos running rapid in the City of Gotham. Bane (Tom Hardy) is claiming his territory and wreaking havoc on everything and everyone in sight. The problem is that Batman (Christian Bale) has been MIA and the city needs him desperately. Bruce Wayne is coincidently gone into retirement but upon seeing Bane and gang ripping apart Gotham he needs to make a choice, to come out of retirement or enjoy the good life while Gotham falls.
Another character introduced in this film is Cat Women (Anne Hathaway) who is a sexy cat burglar and can throw those fists and kicks with the best of them. She is no Michele Phifer but she holds her own. Like I said, view this movie as its own story and don’t compare to other Batman releases. Semi teamed up with Batman they are on a mission to stop Bane from destroying Gotham VIA atomic radiation. The dilemma is, the Dark Knight has to make a choice, his life or the people of Gotham.
This film overall was entertaining, I like the introduction of new characters and the battles between Bane and The Dark Knight are EPIC! The fight scenes are what really make this movie memorable. Unlike the others where I believe it was more focused on character development, this one just went for the throat. The only down part about this film was the length. If it was nonstop action and fighting, it would have kept my interest but it had way to many moments when it focused on Wayne enterprises and the Board of directors for some odd reason. I highly recommend this movie to finish off the trilogy. I can’t give you more than that because I don’t want to spoil it for you but I will tell you this, there is a new character in the end that’s introduced and it will answer your question is if this is really the end or just the beginning.