Written August 09, 2012
Waited to see this post the initial buzz. Went in hearing it was great but maybe not the best of the Trilogy. My son and I think it was probably the best. Time will tell. Loved the story, the characters, the cinematography, the new toys and the pacing. While it is a long film, get why each scene was integral. Two big thumbs up.
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 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 August 02, 2014
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 September 20, 2014
In time people will see the Nolan crafted Batman trilogy in similar light of the original Star Wars trilogy. TDKR and Episode Six both are visually stunning and the loose ends are wrapped up masterfully. Sadly, neither are quite as great as the movies before them in their respective series. Yet, both are master works all the same.