Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

A while back, I caught this amazing third and (likely) final movie of Christopher Nolan's Batman films.

I'm sure most know the basis of the story, if not having seen the movie itself, but I will still provide my short synopsis. The movie picks up eight years after the events of The Dark Knight. Bruce Wayne has become a recluse, he is not acting as Batman, nor is he doing a very good job of running his company. Persuaded by Gordon to return to his crime-fighting duties, he faces one of his most difficult opponents yet, the superstrong and superintelligent Bane. Bane's actions eventually turn the city to chaos. The movie also introduced everyone's favorite Batman villain, Catwoman, though her role here turns out to be much more complex.

The movie was good and served as an excellent finish to Christopher Nolan's trilogy. While no one's performance in a Batman movie, I think, will ever exceed Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, the movie overall was better executed and provided a much more uplifting ending than the previous two. While the ending hinted at a possible turn by Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Robin (which I would gladly watch), I would be quite satisfied for this installment of Batman to end here!

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