After the shooting tragedy that transpired in Aurora at a midnight screening of Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” we decided to skip opening weekend at the cinema as a show of respect.
The film, coming in at 165 minutes, feels heavy throughout. Some will say the plot is riddled with holes, that it delves too deeply into some things while leaving other points barely touched. If anything, I felt TDKR was, at worst, predictable, and at best, an almost pleasant 3 hour diversion from real life.
We find Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne broken and a shell of his former self. It’s been eight years since Batman faced the Joker in “The Dark Knight” and he is definitely worse for wear. TDKR introduces a bevvy of “new” characters to the film franchise including Selina Kyle, or Catwoman (played brilliantly by Anne Hathaway), fan favorite Bane (Tom Hardy), and resident evil-doer-in-sheep’s-clothing Miranda (Marion Cotillard). There are a host of familiar faces as well, from Michael Caine (my-co-caine) to Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman.
The film, as is to be expected, is grand in its scale but can be a bit underwhelming. Think of it as overstimulating with a strong hint of entertainment value and you won’t possibly disappointed.
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Official site: TDKR official site
Watch the trailer: TDKR trailer