The Dark Knight…


The Dark Knight Rises to the Occasion!

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Ann Hathaway, Michael Caine, Tom Hardy,

Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard

Rated PG 13

Running Time: 2 hrs. And 44 min.

Five Stars Out Of Five*****

By Adam Blasucci 7/24/12

(I dedicate this review to everyone who lost their lives or harmed in Colorado my thoughts go out to you.)

 

The Dark Knight Rises really is the final conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s excellent Dark Knight trilogy.

Everything was tied together nicely.

Everything is taken to operatic levels explosions, epic fights and destruction on a massive scale. The opening scene

is exciting and mysterious with that mind blowing plane jacking and reveal of Bane.

Like always the musical score was awesome, atmospheric, thrilling and heroic.

Fitting for a stoic, brooding and heroic figure.

Just like the previous films there is a large amount majestic location that are breathtaking and shocking to look at.

This time the filmmakers introduced the bat the first flying vehicle in the series. And we finally see the new Batcave.

Like always Christian Bale brings life to Bruce Wayne and Batman making them both believable characters.

The acting even from the supporting players (Oldman, Caine, Levitt, Freedmen, Matthew Modine and Marion Cotillard)

and the actors with only two or three scenes elevate the movie to a great ensemble piece.

Hathaway’s Selena Kyle/Catwoman was sexy, confident, physical and sarcastic perfection. It’s a pleasure whenever she’s on screen.

She truly is growing as an actress. Bane was truly horrifying as Batman physical better. Hardy breathes life into this larger-than-life Batman nemesis.

When he breaks Batman’s it brings that famous and infamous comic book panel to shocking life, which you can actually feel and hear that terrible snap.

Nolan carried out everything he introduced in the previous films including the idea that the Batman is more then a man it’s a symbol to inspire justice.

There are a few twists and turns that you may have not expected but I subconsciously I had a feeling where they were going,

I was satisfied how it me sense logically to the whole story Nolan was telling.

Nolan also rewards the audience with paying plot points from the previous films. If you listen to dialogue from the previous movies you’ll know

what I’m talking about. This brings the bat epic full circle. There are also a few more Batman Easter eggs scattered through the film.

The script pulls from a few defining Batman comic book arcs such as The Vengeance of Bane (which is Bane first appearance), Nightfall

(when Bane breaks Batman’s back), No Man’s Land (the destruction of Gotham and its being cut off from the rest of America) and

stories featuring Ra’s al Ghul and his daughter Talia by Denny O’Neil, Neal Adams and many others.

There are a few messages in the film; the biggest message is never give up on hope.

The need for a transparent government is an important and very current issue on people’s minds.

The government should never lie to its people no matter what the intentions are.

Nothing ever good really comes from lying or deceiving people. It can always come back to haunt you.

This was not just a great superhero film series, but just a great film series in general.

Thank you Christopher Nolan, cast and crew for delivery a faithful, moving, gripping and believable representation of Batman

universe on screen. Making it one of the greatest cinematic trilogies up there with the original Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings.

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