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 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!
Written August 26, 2016
I went into this movie expecting it to be good, but not better than The Dark Knight. To say the least i was presently surprised. I have heard its not as good. I also heard the story line sucked and that there is too much going on and that the end is not good. I Disagree with all of those. The movie is long but it does not drag one bit. It is full of action and some scenes leave you shocked and awed. The last 45 minutes is awesome! The ending could not have been better. This is the best of the three films guaranteed. Go see it you will not be disappointed.
Written August 09, 2012
The story is heavy and hopeful all at the same time. It runs a little long, but follows the graphic novel theme all the way till very last frame.