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The Dark Knight Rises (2012 film)

21 Ratings: 4.0
The 2012 film directed by Christopher Nolan based on the DC Comics character

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy,      Leading an all-star international cast, Oscar® … see full wiki

Director: Christopher Nolan
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release Date: July 20, 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
17 reviews about The Dark Knight Rises (2012 film)
review by . July 20, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
The Dark Knight Returns to Fall and Rise Once Again
With the glowing reviews “The Dark Knight Rises” have gotten in this site and others, I am not sure what a minor movie reviewer such as myself can add into the mix? After all, the vast majority is the one singular, collective opinion that really matters right? Not to worry, my friends, I really liked “Batman Begins” and loved “The Dark Knight”. I actually thought that the second film is the epitome of comic book adaptations and may be the measuring stick …
review by . July 20, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Comic book movies have a strange formula about them as of late.  The first film is usually pretty good by conventional standards and then the second one blows everyone out of the water.  This usually leads to a third part that is usually a letdown after seeing the spectacle of the second.  Yet The Dark Knight Rises does not fall to this trend.  In fact, Christopher Nolan's third part spits in the face of this trend.  The movie is phenomenal in almost everywhere.  …
review by . January 21, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
Nolan made an excellent comic book film in Batman Begins.  The second film had an excellent first half but lost it in the second half with the Harvey Dent/Two Face story.  This third film is closer to the Harvey Dent portion of that second film than the joker portion of that film.  Like that Harvey Dent, the character of Bain was totally ridiculous and more comic book (a la Mad Magazine) than film character.  Ann Hathaway's Selena Kane was no better than Jennifer Garner's …
review by . July 25, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
I looked down the tunnel to see that light of hope, anything, just a speck-and thats all it was.
I knew it was going to happen.  This third Batman movie in a trilogy of movies doesn't measure up to what came before it.  Return of the Jedi, X Men 3, The Enforcer, Terminator 3.  All genre movies where it's earlier works far outweigh the latest.      Christopher Nolan's Batman movies have definetely been a step up over the previous 90's era ones with more of an emphasis on Batman, less on the villians with stronger stories and in the case of Burton's …
review by . July 19, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
  I don't know if I have ever started a review like this but I want you to do yourself a favor and stop reading after this first paragraph, in fact stop reading everything about this movie. There are no spoilers in this review, I'm not going to ruin anything but if you really want to enjoy this movie then you need to get away from it all.   If you are anything like me before you saw this movie you read everything that came out, you rewatched the previous ones, you are probably …
review by . July 26, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****    Eight years after The Joker terrorized Gotham; Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) has assumed the role of Commissioner and the city has finally been met with peace. Batman was not needed in all those years, and Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has considered hanging up the suit and cape for good and just locking himself up inside Wayne Manor with only his dear friend and guardian Alfred (Michael Caine) keeping him company. Enter terrorist leader Bane (Tom Hardy); …
review by . July 24, 2012
A fitting end to an amazing Series.
   In 2005 Batman Begins hit theaters; it was released to very positive reviews from critics and movie goers alike. The movie started a new trend for Comic Book movies with its dark and gritty portrayal of the Batman. As great as Batman Begins was, Christopher Nolan topped it with the Dark Knight in 2008. Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker being the most memorable part of the movie, his dark and chaotic performance as the Joker is one not soon to be forgotten.       …
review by . July 22, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
I don't know I've ever started a review with a more conflicted mind or heavy heart.  This movie will be forever linked to the killings associated with one showing of its midnight opening in a Colorado theater.  No viewer or reviewer can see the film without that fact in mind.  When I saw the movie today a day after the opening and after the news had consumed the internet, I confess that it affected my experience of the movie more than I expected.  The scene in the movie …
review by . July 21, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         Why does Christopher Nolan labor under the delusion that the Batman character should transcend his comic book image, and that the comic book movie needs to be redefined? Does he not realize that, in taking this approach, he has robbed audiences of that which makes them so entertaining? Twice before, and now with The Dark Knight Rises, he has dragged an innately escapist concept kicking and screaming from the shadowy world of make-believe into the …
review by . July 21, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Yes, he rises, but how high?
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan Directed by Christopher Nolan Starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Caine   Bruce Wayne: You’re afraid that if I go back out there, I’ll fail. Alfred: No, I’m afraid you want to.   It is a rare occurrence in Hollywood for any film franchise to be as consistently incredible throughout its run as Christopher Nolan’s Batman series has been. With …
review by . July 26, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
This sort of spectacle is hardThis sort of spectacle is hard to be analyzed without being overly excited about it. Christopher Nolan's most ambitious project is flawless with all the flaws it has. The simple idea that you can progressively change the rules of the game is the most impressive thing about Nolan. This guy never stops pushing the envelope and the wonderful thing about it is that he's not doing it for money nor for fame, but because of his love and respect towards this amazing …
review by . July 23, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
The Bat's Swan Song???
I'll preface this review by stating that the terrible event that took place in Aurora, CO will be addressed by me in another review.  This review is strictly about The Dark Knight Rises.      I have to admit that I was extremely excited to see The Dark Knight Rises.  Having been a Batman fan for pretty much all of my life and knowing what happened between ol' Batsy and Bane in the comics, I was very interested to see what direction Christopher Nolan would take …
review by . July 19, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Occupy Gotham City!
The 3rd and concluding sequel to the Batman series premiers in Hong Kong theaters today. I didn't plan to see it today since I wasn't that big a fan of Batman and it's a lot cheaper to see it on a Tuesday. Anyhow, I found myself really bored since last night so thought I'd go see it today instead. The Amazing Spiderman that I saw some weeks ago was truly enjoyable so with that in mind, I went to see The Dark Knight Rises.      These superhero comics generally …
review by . July 19, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
'The Dark Knight Rises' And Rises And Rises (Video)
By Joan Alperin Schwartz   Okay, the bottom line...'The Dark Knight Rises' directed by the uber talented Christopher Nolan, is not only the very best comic book hero movie ever made, but in my opinion, it's worthy of an Oscar nod. That's how good it is.      The film, which was written by Nolan and his brother, Jonathan, with story by David S. Goyer, picks up 8 years after the death of Gotham's, D. A. Harvey Dent, as well as the demise …
Quick Tip by . July 18, 2012
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I am so excited to see this one that the potential for my disappointment is vast. The trailers have not even impressed me and it actually scares me that it had given hints of so many characters. The Dark Knight just did so many things right that I worry that this won't even touch its quality. I need to temper my expectations for this one.      Update: Nolan sure knows how to create a spectacle, but it may be the weakest movie in the franchise.   See Full Review …
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2012
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This is one of those occasions which I'm glad that I live on my side of the world as the movie unveils itself first over here due to the time differences! LOL! Especially on this site where the ardent movie goers are all dying to see this one! ;-)      Anyhow, Anna Hathaway more or less steals the show away from Batman, imho. A most interesting ending and one which is going to be satisfying. Life does go on, even for Batman!      Long (2h 45 mins) but …
Quick Tip by . January 05, 2012
I' am HYPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for this movie, I counting down the days, hell I even have 20 dollars put away just for this movie. I wasn't a fan of the 90s Batman films, for some reason I didn't enjoy them as much as everyone else did. Then back in 2005 I watch Batman Begins and I'm telling you that movie was pure genius. I loved the Realistic approach Christopher Nolan took to the Batman Character.   Then 2008 The Dark Knight is released featuring my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE supervillian The Joker, …
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