“Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up.” – Alfred
I want to just sit here and recap every single detail that happened within the 165 minutes of Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises’ but I won’t.
I won’t because I don’t want to spoil it for the loyal Batman fans and I want to encourage those of you who aren’t fans to get up and get your butts in a theatre for summer’s biggest blockbuster!
If I can use one word to describe the final movie in this epic trilogy, it would be MAJOR!
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ oozed perfection. From it’s script, to it’s plot, to it’s development of characters to it’s pacing and it’s special effects, I was blown away.
IDC, IDC what anyone else has to say I LOVED it!
Ok, maybe I’ll give away just a little of the film!
Bruce Wayne [Christian Bale] isn’t the same Batman we’ve seen in the previous two films. He’s broken; psychically and emotionally, he’s downtrodden. He’s exiled himself from the public and he’s no superhero. He bears the burden of an entire city, never fully being able to disconnect and find a life for himself when he’s no longer needed.
In the movie we see Bruce Wayne and Batman rise to the occasion. [Yes, they are two different people.] What happens when you hit rock bottom? You rise…and that’s exactly what Bruce and Batman do with the help of a few people…
A welcomed addition to the franchise, the lovely Anne Hathaway who plays the role of Selina Kyle/Catwoman shocks and awes. We’re not use to seeing Ann in such character, a bad ass, ferocious, gun wielding, leather wearing mofo! She slips into her role with great effort and ease, playing both sides of the fence until she has to choose good or evil. Although she’s a jewel thief, you just can’t help but root for her! You’ll love her trust me!
Bane, [Tom Hardy] the villain. Someone, give this man an Oscar! He reminds me so much of Anthony Hopkins’ Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. He’s vile, evil, menacing, but I can’t help but to think at the end of the film, how much of a victim he actually was. *shrugs* [You'll understand why when you watch!] Lastly, I don’t like the way Bane met his demise..I wanted a fight till the end..but whatever…Christopher Nolan knows best! Oh and maybe it was just the theatre I watched the film in but I need a translator and captions to understand him speak!
Before I do what I do best, ‘run out’, I’ll keep it short and simple.
The themes of The Dark Knight Rises kinda moved me a bit and had me wondering, is Christopher Nolan tryna tell us something?
Power, corruption, greed, division of social classes and heroism were some of the main themes touched upon in this epic. The very things that built the city are what now divides it or should we say the very things that the world was built upon.
What happens when you give the power back to the people? Can they handle it? What happens when the playing field is leveled and all people are equal? Can we exist in a world like so?