Written December 06, 2016
Those of you who give it a SO-SO rating need to get your eyes examined. there was not ..I repeat NOT a boring/ridiculous part in the entire film. It kept you captivated for the entire film! While I do agree that Heath Ledger's role as the Joker was a tough one to outdo, I think that Tom Hardy asBane and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman did an excellent job and if they didn't outdo Ledger they equaled his greatness. I wholeheartedly agree with my fellow reviewers who stated that this is the PERFECT ending to the trilogy!
Written July 22, 2012
The movie itself kind of let me down. Yes, it's made with all the resources of massive budget Hollywood. Yes, the special effects are amazing. Yes the action sequences are entertaining. The movie's weakness is in the one area great technology and marketing cannot cover for: plot. Little spoiler here, but I suspect you know it BEFORE watching the movie just as I did: Batman comes out of 'retirement,' gets beat up by the bad guy, recovers and miraculously rises to save the world again. Ho-hum. Unfortunately, there's nothing in the plot to surprise you. And my other beef is about the villain: he did a great job, but really, we all know Batman's nemesis is the Joker, and the last two Jokers have been so off-the-hook outrageous, that even a solid performance by a new villain just doesn't cut it. I will admit I was entertained, but this movie was billed as THE blockbuster of the summer. Sorry, but the Avengers movie toasted this flick in every way.
Written January 19, 2017
100 out of 100 Batman is back and this time it's personal and patriotic. With a smart plot descending from the first installment of the trilogy, he takes on Bane, an largely-muscled villain that mumbles in nearly every line he says which doesn't matter because it's breath-taking. Even though the action is a bit lazy paced, it's still amazing like the first two and doesn't slow down for a minute. "The Dark Knight Rises" is one of the best movies of all time and a perfect conclusion to the epic trilogy.
Written June 29, 2016
This movie put the final touch on Christian Bale's Batman. However, is it over? Can Batman truly end at this? Will John Blake become Robin or Nightwing?
I really enjoyed the Catwoman and Batman interaction. The Bane back brake was perfect. Again where does this leave Batman? No more Wayne Enterprises.... The film was perfect in every way. Christopher Nolan is a genius!
Enjoy the flick folks! It is amazing!
Written July 22, 2012
In Batman Begins, Ra's Al Ghul told Bruce Wayne that he would have to become more than just a man in order to become something else entirely; a legend. In that same vein, Christopher Nolan's epic finale to his Batman saga is more than just a film. It's a pulse-pounding experience like no other, and not only the best comic book movie to date, but one of the greatest blockbusters to ever grace the big screen.
In terms of performances, this is without a doubt Christian Bale's best turn as Bruce Wayne/Batman. He goes through many stages during the course of The Dark Knight Rises, and Batman has never felt as real and as human as he does in this installment.
The film delivers on being the epic conclusion we were promised and should result in Nolan nabbing his first Academy Award. It will make you laugh, have you close to tears and punching the air with sheer joy and excitement. Marvel's The Avengers held the "Best Comic Book Movie Ever" crown for as long as it could.