Friday, July 20, 2012
The Dark Knight Rises review, an epic of the greatest scale
It's been four long years. Four long years since we saw HIM ride off into the darkness. Four long years since he took the blame for murders he did not commit. Four long years, fans have waited to see what has become of The Dark Knight. Four long years to see the conclusion of one of the greatest trilogies in film history. Christopher Nolan has given us a Batman that is sure to stay relevant for many years to come. His dark, and grim take on the character and the world he inhabits somehow resonated with people across the world. The trilogy showed us Batman's beginning, also his fall from grace. But today, The Dark Knight Rises!
What I liked about the film:
Michael Caine gives an Oscar worthy performance in his powerful, albeit short, performance. Same goes for Morgan Freeman as the supplier of Batman's toys. Gary Oldman turns in another sincere performance as Commissioner Gordan, Gotham City's top cop. Inception alumni make up the rest of the supporting cast. Joseph Gordon Levitt has a much bigger role than previously expected. He plays a police officer with motives very similar to Bruce Wayne's. Marion Cotillard plays a Wayne Enterprises board member. She has very little screen time as well, but the woman can act with nothing more than her eyes. And speaking of acting with nothing more than eyes.... Tom Hardy plays the masked villain, Bane. But I'll get to him later.
The Special Effects / Spectacle
What I didn't like about the film:
The Dark Knight it is not, but epic it is