165 Min | Action – Adventure | July 2012
IMDB Rating: 8.6
Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway
The Dark Knight Rises Review: The Batman series by Christopher Nolan was and is probably one of the best superhero series ever. In an industry where very few sequels have been that good, The Dark Knight Rises, I believe was designed by Christopher Nolan to be head and shoulders above Batman Begins, and it was. The Dark Knight Rises surpassed Batman Begins, end of story. Now that you have accomplished what very few have managed, how do you surpass this one. A daunting and mountainous task indeed. Only now, Nolan wasn’t even trying to surpass it. He was merely trying to present a movie that would build on its predecessor.
The Dark Knight Rises is set 8 years after the Joker incident so that anything related to the Joker need not be shown (RIP Heath Ledger). Nolan presents us a completely different Gotham. A different take on it. And how 8 years can change people. How the harvey dent and joker incident can affect people and batman himself. In a time of peace, it is quite easy to plan and attack even an entire city. Everything is taken into concern. And it all adds up to one seemingly invincible villain. The logic is never lost at any point of time. The screenplay is penned to allow the impact of what has happened to Gotham and its people in “The Dark Knight Rises” and what could happen if something goes wrong now.
All things said, if you are expecting something better than The Dark Knight Rises, you are mistaken. This was never going to compete or surpass that. The Dark Knight Rises is a very good movie in its own right. As for the series, there cannot be a better conclusion and I really hope nobody else continues this series if Nolan decides not to. The Dark Knight Rises needs to be appreciated for staying true to its roots and still giving us something good, exhilarating and unexpected.