The Dark Knight Rises starts with that third movie syndrome, but quickly overcomes this very hard to leap over obstacle. The beginning is very slow, but films like this that have these slow beginnings are typically known for providing a more than stellar finale. I would be lying if I said that director Christopher Nolan, didn’t provide a solid ending that was nothing short of spectacular.
Bane (Tom Hardy) isn’t anything short of a formidable villain; he is a revolutionary, and force to be reckoned with. Like the Joker, he has delusions of grandeur, but establishes himself as his own and doesn’t hesitate to do what he thinks must be done.
There are a slew of new characters here, John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) an ambitious rookie cop, Miranda Tate (Marion Cotillard) whom is Bruce Wayne’s hope for saving Wayne Enterprises after some hard-hitting fraud, Deputy Commissioner Jack Foley (Mathew Modine), and Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) who more than proves herself worthy in this role. All of these characters have their agendas, revealing any more than what I have already said would spoil the movie for any die-hard Batman fan out there.
The Dark Knight Rises is the second best movie in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy, with that being said, The Dark Knight Rises, doesn’t have that deep intellectual meaning to it as it’s predecessor did. This isn’t a bad thing and I’m not saying that it doesn’t have a philosophical meaning to it either; it just isn’t as deep as The Dark Knight (2008). There is one great scene in which Alfred (Michael Caine) is telling Bruce that maybe it would be great to see what the truth is capable of instead of running around in his suit the whole movie.
The Dark Knight Rises is certainly one of the better movies this year and Christopher Nolan Doesn’t disappoint, the ending he provides here is more than satisfactory; its also an ending that fans of the original comics can appreciate.
The Dark Knight Rises is also special in that no new movies were released alongside side it this week, which for any major movie studio, was a smart financial decision running anything against it, might have been suicide. The Dark Knight Rises will certainly give The Avengers (2012) a run for it’s money and if my predictions are right, it will surpass it by a couple million. So if you have nothing better to do with your free times this weekend, then by all means go and see The Dark Knight Rises you won’t be disappointed.