Written July 26, 2014
I thought the TDKR was a satisfying conclusion to the Nolan trilogy. While it was long, like its predecessor, I thought the transitions from scene to scene flowed much better and not nearly as clunky. The cast, though I concede Ms. Coitilard was under-utilized, was very good in their respective roles. The technical crew, the DP, editors, FX, alll did fine work.
The story, without spoilers, was reasonably involuted for a summer blockbuster, and Nolan
is to be commended for trying not to make "mindless" entertainment for the masses.
Quick--name the nineteenth century novel quoted at the end by Alfred Pennyworth.
(I 'm stating this because one wag last time out averred Mr. Nolan aspired to the standard of Michael Bay than Michael Mann.)
That said, I thought the fight sequences were finallly (!) fluent and better choreographed.
(In my mispent youth, the comics never had anyone land a punch with "kaboom" but "KABOOM") .
Despite minor cavills, see this movie.
Written July 21, 2012
From my earliest memories, Batman has been my favorite superhero. Batman and Robin basically made a joke of the character and left it for dead. Christopher Nolan has created the Batman fan's dream with his trilogy. This movie is dark. Probably darker and bleaker than any other in the series (and that is saying something). Like every other Nolan film, the characterization is great for the most part. If you're worried about too many characters, don't be. Catwoman is executed perfectly, Bruce and Alfred are expanded on, Blake (new police officer) has a story, Bane has reasons for what he is doing and the ideas are top notch. The idea of giving his victims "hope" in the truest form of despair. This does not feel like a traditional superhero film and depending on how you feel about that will likely impact how you like the movie. If you like the others, it's a must see. It may not reach the level of The Dark Knight, but the fact that it is a question tells you the quality of this film.
Written August 19, 2012
Why must the movie theaters blast you out of your seats?? I felt I needed ear plugs for parts of this movie. that being said, I enjoyed it. I loved the set up for future movies, and the closure it gave for this one. NICE!!
Written August 21, 2014
We loved this movie! It was long, but never slow or boring. The only problem was the speakers for the music were evidently just to our left and we could not hear all the dialog due to the music being too loud. We've already said we'll have to rent the movie when it comes out on DVD so we can hear what was said.
Written July 21, 2012
This is clearly the best Batman movie ever made. I haven't seen a movie that was this intense in a long time. This is a must see movie.