Monday, July 30, 2012

Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises

Movie: The Dark Knight Rises
Genre: Fantasy
Starring: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Rating: PG-13
My Rating: Two thumbs up!

I would have gone to this movie last weekend had my life not been so crazy. As it was, I decided it would be a good reward to myself for surviving a couple of camping weeks. So it was with great relief and happiness that I actually found myself sitting in the IMAX theater Saturday night, with all the camping stress behind me, and all the Batman intensity in front of me!

I went into this movie not really knowing much, having tried to avoid the spoilers (which was easy to do since I was off grid for so many days!) But it was a bit dampening to know of the events in Colorado and it did tend to make me view all the violent shooting scenes, of which there were many, in a bit of a different light. Seriously, I can't begin to imagine the trauma of those people who, like me, where so excited to see the movie. Sad.

Anyway, this movie begins with our hero living a reclusive life after he decided to take the rap for Two Face's crimes at the end of movie two. But when a new villain appears on the scene, he is forced to bring the suit out of the closet to save his city of Gotham.

But this new villain, wow... he's a bit much for Batman to handle! And then Batman finds himself in a bit of a predicament that keeps us all on the edge of our seats, even if it IS a bit predictable what will happen.

How's that for a simple, spoiler free sum up? Ha.

You know, the thing I love most about this movie is the music. However, there were issues in that the music sometimes, often I should say, overpowered the dialogue, and I truly had trouble understanding what was going on because of that. In fact, at the end, I missed a really key moment when someone said something that I so needed to hear! Gah!!! Frustrating!!! I guess I'll just have to go see it again!

I loved Anne Hathaway's portrayal of Catwoman. Very funny... some great comedic relief moments from her!

I also thought Gary Oldman revved up his Commissioner Gordon character several notches. He was fantastic!

And I was so excited to see The Scarecrow (aka. beautiful Cillian Murphy) make a little appearance! What a sweet bad dude he is! :)

And of course, I thought Joseph Gordon-Levitt did an awesome job too. Will we see him in future movies? I guess we'll see!!

In the end, even though it's a long long movie (nearly three hours)  and even though I think I missed much of the details of the plot, I loved every minute. I'm going to miss these guys!

Have you seen it yet? What do you think?


  1. I loved it! I just saw it and I think they did such a good job. It was great as a stand alone, but it added such depth and tied the whole trilogy together too. Loved it!

  2. I'm glad you got to see it that you enjoyed it. I want to see it again, especially since I watched Batman Begins and Dark Knight over the weekend.

    I loved the movie! I thought it was awesome. :)

  3. I'm way excited to see this!! I need to get to a theater! The scarecrow picture didn't show up for me.

  4. Very nice spoiler free review. I'm glad I got to celebrate your camping reward with you. ;)



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