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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)


Batman is one of the most infamous comic book heroes of all time. And his transition from page to screen is also legendary. From camp value, to outstanding dark action, and back to camp, Batman’s rise to cinema is an interesting one. Then, in 2005, director Christopher Nolan put Batman back in the spotlight with “Batman Begins” and everyone went nuts. Then, it happened…. “The Dark Knight” offered the best interpretation of The Joker making the movie the most successful comic book movie of all time. (Until “The Avengers”came and kicked its butt.) Now, the third and final installment has arrived with “The Dark Knight Rises”. All that can be said about this movie is that it’s good and a true testament what film can do. “The Dark Knight Rises” is a great example of making a trilogy work, as well as keeping the tradition of making movies fun.


The plot takes place eight years after the events of the last movie. Gotham City can now finally rest. But this is not the case for Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) as his company is going to ruins, he is badly hurt, and thinks that the citizens of Gotham do not need Batman. Unfortunately, they do. For a masked terrorist known as Bane (Tom Hardy) plans on turning Gotham into Hell; on top of that, a burglar known as Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) is robbing some of the most precious items the city. It seems like Batman must return and bring order back to Gotham once again.


“The Dark Knight Rises” is a fantastic movie to watch. Even if is connected to some horrible events, we must remember that we watch movies to escape from the real world. But how does the movie hold up? The writing is great as it pushes the dilemmas of Bruce Wayne as he faces the challenge of getting older. The story also makes Bane a very likable villain. The acting is great, and the direction provided by Christopher Nolan is good as well In fact, just like “The Avengers”, is feels like you were seeing a comic book come to life on the big screen. Each of Nolan’s Batman movies deliver a message in which the character of Batman discover. In “Batman Begins”, it’s proving you are something; in “The Dark Knight” it’s taking responsibility for your actions. And in this one: justice will be served, no matter what happens.


While there are some great things about “The Dark Knight Rises”, there are some things that keep it from being perfect. For one thing, the movie does run a bit long. At nearly three hours, the film could have been shortened by a bit. Also, Anne Hathaway is not a good choice to play Catwoman. We have a villain who plays with Batman’s sexuality in the comics, but here, it’s just a way to make her look like she’s going to help save the day. “The Dark Knight Rises” is not as good as “The Dark Knight”, but it’s still a great film.


In conclusion, “The Dark Knight Rises” is a great example of making a movie so that the audience can talk about it for years to come. Sure, it definitely could have improved quite a bit, but for what it’s worth, it works. Christopher Nolan gives us trilogy that questions the mind of a superhero, as well as delivering high class entertainment. This definitely recommended for people who want to escape to a fantasy.

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