One word to describe The Dark Knight Rises? How about EPIC! Even though I may have only gotten 4 hours of sleep last night, going to the midnight showing with some of my friends from school was totally worth it! Christopher Nolan has once again brought the world of Batman to life in a way no other superhero movie has before! Sure, The Avengers and The Amazing Spiderman were action packed and funny, but their plots were no where near as complex and mind bending as that of The Dark Knight Rises. There were so many twists and turns, especially in the last 20 minutes of the movie, that I honestly had no idea what to expect next!
The acting in The Dark Knight Rises was also pretty phenomenal! While I'm not typically an Anne Hathaway fan, I have to admit that she did an amazing job bringing Catwoman's character to life! I was also happy to discover that Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character was more prominent in the movie than I had originally anticipated. An interesting twist at the end with his character elicited a gasp from me and had me crossing my fingers that Christopher Nolan was hinting at some kind of spin-off movie (although the chances at that are pretty slim I would imagine).
Now, those of you who are huge fans of The Dark Knight are probably wondering how it compares to The Dark Knight Rises. In my opinion, the plot of The Dark Knight Rises hands down beats out that of The Dark Knight. Keeping that in mind, I will admit, however, that I found Bane to be somewhat boring and uninteresting compared to Heath Ledger's outstanding portrayal of The Joker. The parts featuring Bane were often the least interesting to me, that is until some interesting facts about his life were finally revealed near the end. That isn't to say that Tom Hardy didn't do a good job at acting as Bane, I think he just had a really tough act to follow after Health Ledger's oscar winning performance.
Now that The Dark Knight trilogy is over, I'm kind of sad that I won't have any new Batman movies to look forward to in the future. Who knows how many years it will be until a director is brave enough to challenge Christopher Nolan's masterpiece with an adaptation of their own? On the brightside, however, I have never been as satisfied with the ending of a film trilogy before as I was with The Dark Knight Rises. The last five minutes of the movie ties some of loose strings together and leaves the audience feeling satisfied and amazed. In short: If you are going to see one movie this summer make sure that its The Dark Knight Rises!
Rating: 5 Stars
Rating: 5 Stars