Monday, July 23, 2012
1754 - The Dark Knight Rises
I have to say that it's a feat in and of itself to make a nearly-three-hour film feel like it moved along at a non-stop pace. I never found myself bored or lacking enjoyment. I was glued and enjoying it the entire time. Bale has never really been the reason for me to enjoy this series - nothing against him by any means, he's just not one of those actors that really does anything for me one way or another (although I quite like him in The Prestige). Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt all shine like the top of the Christler building here and give us characters and story to care about. Given how complicated the plot is I was impressed that each of the characters had a pretty decent arc. One thing that was quite interesting was hot little 'Batman' there actually was. I'm not going to get into specifics at all here because the film has just come out and I want you to enjoy it yourselves. I will say that it's a very satisfying conclusion to a pretty damn fine trilogy. Nolan has done what may in time be considered his masterwork, and if it is, there's no shame in it whatsoever. I look forward to a time where I can sit back and marathon the entire series.