July 23, 2012
Weak ending to a phenominal trilogy
Ever since Batman Begins first appeared, I was enthralled with this fresh take on comic books.
But I walked out of the theatre last night a changed woman. All of the hype, longing, and giddy anticipation prepared me for another Dark Knight. But what I saw in the theatre wasn't that same edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting film of the balance between anarchy and order. It tried very hard, and failed in the worst way, to tell a tale about what happens when you remain apathetic to the suffering of the 99% once the bad guys are gone.
At times, this movie was too political, preaching a message that was incoherent, thanks in large part to the super-imposed, gravely edited voice of Bane. The Ras al-Ghul storyline was both rushed and underdeveloped, and the gems of the movie had to work too hard with no payout. The unbelievability of some plot points irked me too much to seem anywhere close to plausible. It wasn't a bad movie, but it was no Nolan.
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