The Dark Knight Rises may not be as awesome as the previous Batman movies but is a fitting end to the Batman trilogy nonetheless
The pressure on Christopher Nolan would have been unimaginable with the third and final part of the Batman trilogy. Well, with The Dark Knight Rises he has not disappointed and given Batman series a fitting end. The Dark Knight Rises is like every Batman movie spot on when it comes to having a great storyline, a great adversary to Batman, a near flawless plot. In addition, The Dark Knight Rises highlights the vulnerability of a super hero and in other words enforcing that a superhero is also human.
Ever since the promos of The Dark Knight Rises surfaced, the expectations from the movie were very high. Not surprising since Christopher Nolan has made Batman come alive on big screen like no other superhero character not once but twice. Given Christopher Nolan’s reputation, there was little doubt that he will recreate the magic a third time as well.
Christian Bale comes back to play Batman and Bruce Wayne and does a great job at it especially playing Bruce Wayne. The Dark Knight Rises sees both Bruce Wayne and Batman coming out of a long hibernation (8 years) to save his beloved Gotham city. Anne Hathway as Catwoman has a meaty role and is great as always. I especially liked the morality contrast between Batman and Catwoman and how they converge towards the end. Tom Hardy plays Bane (the antagonist) and while he is no Joker, he proves a great adversary to Batman and Gotham City. Bane has a physically intimidating personality and demonstrates a flair for sarcasm reminiscent of the cold sarcasm Heath Ledger perfected as Joker.
The plot of The Dark Knight Rises is flawless in the sense how seemingly unrelated events come together to make a formidable climax. Personally, The Dark Knight Rises features more violence (explosions et all) and shows that Batman can have a stronger adversary when it comes to muscular power (Bane literally kicks Batman’s arse everytime they clash).
If I had to be critical, the only issue i had with The Dark Knight Rises is the absence of Joker. While Bane is every bit the tough adversary Batman could face, he is no Joker. With Joker, you never knew which card he has up his sleeve and you could never predict what’s next. In The Dark Knight Rises, it all becomes a tad too predictable after a point even though Christopher Nolan manages to create a mild shock-n-awe moment during the climax.
If you haven’t seen The Dark Knight Rises already, make sure you book tickets right away and enjoy another Christopher classic in all its glory. The Dark Knight Rises provides everything a Batman fan could ask from the last part of a Batman movie.
BookMyReviews Rating: 9.5/10
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