Written September 25, 2016
First of all, I have been a huge Batman fan since a child, so I will say that I am slightly biased.
Ill start with the Cons:
Had some difficulty understanding Bane's almost Darth Vader voice.
Great intro and enjoyed the complexity of the movie
Def. had emotional aspects
Had some hilarious moments
Christian Bale finally had did a fantastic acting job (other 2 he did well, just not great). I think he could be the strongest actor of the movie
I can expand but in the name of not spoiling the movie further I will leave it as is.
Written May 03, 2016
I didn't think that they would be able to out-do themselves after the last Dark Knight but they went above and beyond! The story is compelling, the acting is phenomenal, the action keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time, and the ending perfectly ties everything together. I have zero complaints and nothing but the highest praise for this movie from beginning to end. Absolutely brilliant in every way. Hollywood can learn a lot from movies like this one. I laughed, I cried, I bit all of my nails off, and I walked out of the theater believing that the last 3 hours couldn't have been better spent. This is what a movie-going experiece SHOULD be like! In an ever-growing sea of unoriginal, overdone, lackluster, and genuinely crappy movies, The Dark Knight Rises stands above them all and manages to renew your faith in the movie industry...a feat I didn't think was possible until now. Well done. TRULY well done!!!!
Written August 03, 2015
My favorite of the trilogy and I'm sad to see it end. Jason Gordon Levitt stood out, and the rest of the cast was amazing. The Knightfall saga is handled almost seamlessly. Go see it!
Written July 20, 2012
This movie felt more like the middle part of a trilogy than the conclusion. Usually the middle part is the weakest, having to carry the story along until the third part wraps everything up with a bang. (Think The Two Towers in The Lord of the Rings series.) That's what this felt like to me, a by-the-numbers movie that had a checklist of points to hit without a satisfying, overarching story to link it all together.
Given the obvious set up for another movie, this is hardly the last film in the series so hopefully the next one can give us the big finish this one promised to provide.
Written August 27, 2016
Nolan finishes the trilogy with superb skill. Only he can put together such a great story. Seeing it in IMAX is a must as it was filmed with an IMAX camera. We may never witness another superhero series like this. Not as good as the Dark Knight but it "Rises" to the calling of greatness!