Dark Knight Rises - A Review
Do not worry - no spoilers in this review!
The final movie in the Batman series directed by Nolan was absolutely enthralling. It is indeed an amazing effort by Nolan to direct this movie in 2D, in a time when 3D seems to be so commonly used in all big budget movies with big names.
From the beginning to end, the movie has brilliant music score by Hans Zimmer and he simply carries the movie in his shoulders. Every scene is etched so well, that you enjoy the movie very much. Equal screen space given to many characters, as that of Christian Bale (Wayne and Batman) and yet, we feel it is a Batman movie, which is extremely commendable.
Dialogues, as in every Batman-Nolan movie, are very impressive. The story is set after 8 years from the previous movie with the batman rising from his own slumber because of a masked villain - Bane (Tom Hardy). Tom Hardy should be really appreciated for accepting this role as his full face is seen only in one scene, with his voice distorted too. His homework is evident looking at him on screen in the many action scenes, especially in the one in which he breaks Batman completely.
Christian Bale is as smart and hot as ever and finally he gets to romance on screen with two beauties - the cat woman Selina and the mysteriously rich and powerful Miranda (Nolan's favorite Marion Cotillard). Officer Blakes (another Nolan's favorite Joseph Gordon) comes in an important role.
The movie makes you clap, whistle, shout, smile, cry, rejoice and what not! Gotham, finally, realizes the importance of Batman with a very powerful villain threatening the city. The trailer scenes that created so much expectation were the much awaited scenes in the movie and they certainly do not disappoint you.
With the correct link between all 3 movies and no loose ends, this is a fitting end to the series. With a couple of surprising twists in the end, the movie definitely is worth all the hype. The regular characters Alfred, Fox and Gordon have been given enough emotions in the movie and they carry it really well throughout the movie.
The cat woman's stunts are sketched very well and she does them really well. The new design by Fox which he calls "The Bat" creates a magnificence on screen and with the Cat woman driving the Batpod, we have some mind blowing racing scenes in the movie.
On the whole, this movie is definitely worth watching at least twice in the theater. Do not miss it!