289th Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises

An epic conclusion to an epic franchise

After I saw this film I was giving it so much praise and even proclaimed it as the best film in the trilogy. Scratch that. The truth is, I initially wrote this review having remembered my experience while watching The Dark Knight four years ago. The sound quality when I saw that film was so horrible that I gave it a B-. But when I gave it another viewing it was such a slap in the face that I instantly changed my rating to an A. So now I believe TDKR is the second-best film. But with a franchise this good, does it even matter?

I’ll give this to Rises though: it has the best and most comprehensible story out of the three Christopher Nolan adaptations. But Heath Ledger’s take on the iconic Joker is still enough to outdo it, although you can argue that the two are not exactly comparable.

Still, Rises did a good job of mixing fresh and old faces, just like Marion Cotillard and Michael Caine,who are ever present in Nolan’s films. The addition of Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Tom Hardy was a wise decision as well and each brought their own individual charm with their characters.

 

I commend Nolan for managing to make the conclusion as cohesive as possible. He really gave closure to almost all of the question marks left by the previous two films, save the ending (you know what I mean). I’ve got nothing else to say except congratulations to those responsible for bringing Batman back to life. And although the franchise wasn’t my favorite growing up, I think it’s safe to say that Nolan’s take on it will be something I’ll recommend and remember for a long, long time.

(Tune in for my review of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight soon!)

GRADE: A-

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