Written July 22, 2012
Let me preface by saying it was a good attempt with the villains provided, but the story wasn't as strong. Bane was okay, but there could have been an emphasis on the other villains. And Spoiler alert...
Talia deserved more screen time. Her character was amazing but seems like too much of a side-note. Catwoman was also neglected. Anne did the best with what was written, so I'm certainly not blaming her. But come on...And you're telling me that Bruce, being that close to a nuclear explosion, would not have been vaporized? Please. That seemed like such a movie studio decision not to kill Bruce Wayne. I was okay with the Robin thing, but if you're going to have Robin replace Batman, have the balls to kill Batman. Just sayin'...
Written July 22, 2012
HUGE fan of Batman and I did enjoy the first two Nolan movies but this one didnt do it for me. My only complaint of Bale as the Bat is the same as it has been through all three movies his voice as Batman is, to me, a distraction. Other than that he does very well in the role. Bane;s voice on the other hand REALLY bothered me. Aside from the Shaun Connery impression I could not understand a great deal of what he said...and I was in an IMAX theater with awesome sound. I didnt hate this movie but I think, as happens in Hollywood, they try to go so big and kinda of loose the story along the way. The reason the Averngers was so well done is they made a movie with a great appeal to non and casual comic fans but did the little things that connects with us comic nerds. Worth seeing but clearly the worst of the trilogy of Nolans...........oh and Batman was not in half the movie...I guess I just did not get it
Written July 23, 2012
The film was outstanding. Nolan doesn't it again and in grand style. If it has Nolan's name on it I'm there. The man is a genius and totally saved the Batman franchise. The Dark Knight Rises will not disappoint! You should have seen it yesterday!
Written July 21, 2012
Great casting with new additions Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy who totally immersed himself in the role of Bane. Chris Nolan brings his trilogy to an epic and dark conclusion leaving you wanting more. All of the cast was in top form. Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine all raise the bar on what to expect from a superhero film along with Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt also new to the trilogy (Tom Hardy, Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy, Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt all featured in Chris Nolan's Inception as well). Don't miss seeing this on the big screen in IMAX. I plan on going multiple times.
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.