Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

Hello everyone. This is going to be a short review, but reviews are going to come in more quantity in the next few weeks.

I watched The Dark Knight Rises yesterday. I'll start this review off quick by saying that it wasn't as good as the second one. But it was still awesome.

I'll try my best not to spoil anything, here it goes.

Rises combines storylines from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. So before watching this movie, watch them, or at least brush up on your memory of them.

Anyways, the acting was amazing. All the main actors played their characters perfectly well. Anne Hathaway beat all predictions and played a sassy Catwoman excellently. Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman: all legendary actors made this movie what it is. The bar was set high by Heath Ledger as Joker in the second movie, but Tom Hardy brought us another magnificent performance, as he did in other movies, such as Inception. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, also actors from Inception, were excellent.

The movie itself was written and directed well, but I felt as if some scenes were way too predictable. There were so many close calls, with someone bursting in at the last second to save the day. The story made a lot of references to and relied on Batman Begins, which I haven't watched in years. I was a bit clueless on the story, but reading up on it after the movie, it made sense.

The music was excellent, as with most Nolan films, but it did not live up to the expectations as I had from the 2nd movie.

Overall, I'd give this movie a 8.5/10. If you like Batman, watch it!


  1. I've been dying to watch this movie.

  2. I hate batmans films, i dnt know why, but i just cant watch them without sleep.

  3. Seeing it tomorrow!, Can't wait for it, nice review man :)

  4. I can't bring myself to read this review even if there are no spoilers, I just need to see the movie first!

  5. I liked the movie, but I agree that there were way too many close calls where someone burst in at the last minute. To avoid any spoilers, or try to, I think that the twist right before the end of the movie, at the end of Bane's final fight with Batman, I thought that was a pretty crappy twist; it was pulled off so close to the end that to me it felt like the film makers just dropped it in there when they ran out of ideas. Even though I don't think it was on par with the menacing chaos of the Joker in The Dark Knight, I definitely think that The Dark Knight Rises was a great conclusion to Nolan's epic trilogy.
    I can only wonder how much better it would have been if Heath Ledger had survived and been in the film again...

  6. Pretty much the best movie I ever saw.

  7. JESUS is this filme good
    Christopher Nolan does it again

  8. Really want to see this movie. The Dark Knight was very good, so I hope it matches up.