Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises - Review

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - A fast paced movie with the same dark tones that we have gotten used to with the first two movies. A fitting end to a fantastic trilogy, a must watch for anyone who likes superheroes.

Before I start this blog, I want to take a moment to remember the people who lost their lives in the mindless shooting that took place at the midnight screening @ Aurora, Colorado. There are really no words that will help make any sense of what happened we can just hope that all the families of the people who lost their lives and the ones who were injured are able to cope with this tragedy.

But as they say in show business, the show must go on. And when you show up for the movie two hours before it starts and you are the 75th person in line, that tells you how much people are anticipating a fantastic finish. It was an amazing experience to hear the guys at the theater come up and say, "Hey Guys, the movie will start exactly at 3.50 PM and there will be no trailers". The movie was in IMAX on the big 70mm screen on which despite not being 3-D made the entire experience so much larger than usual from the first frame all the way to the last.

I have always felt that the first movie in the series (Batman Begins) was the best in the series and I don't think this movie changes that, but it's close, with this movie showing a much more human side to Batman, than The Dark Knight. There is no doubt now, that this series will top my list of best super hero movies, but here's my review anyway.

The movie picks up where the last movie left off, with the city honoring the death of Harvey Dent by launching the Dent Act to clean up the city and the Batman taking the fall for all of Dent's deeds. Christian Bale's portrayal of Bruce Wayne makes you see the man and his personality all the time even when he is behind the mask. But in this movie, just like the previous one he was matched by a brilliant performance by the antagonist, Tom Hardy as Bane and supported by a cast of fabulous actors.

Every word from Bane sends shivers down your back as you see the total incongruity between a big muscle man with a sophisticated and mechanical voice that brings in so much dread. It's Bane's character that makes you feel the humanity in the Batman. And the caped crusader's relationship with Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) also takes the edge of the hero making him seem more human as he looks for the best in the Catwoman.

There's not much else to say about this movie without giving away too much of the story line. All I can really say is that it's the perfect end to the trilogy and a must watch for any fan.
My Rating - 4.5 on 5.

1 comment:

  1. Dai..engerndu eduthae postera? Mila Jovovich in TDKR? enna kodumai saravanaa...


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