THIS REVIEW IS 100% SPOILER FREE and its from the Heart**
Well the long awaited conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Legendary Batman series has finally arrived..first off I just want to thank Christopher Nolan for allowing me to experience one of the greatest Cinematic Feats in Film history, for that I am truly grateful.Not only is this a true and significantly brilliant end to a legendary series but the triumphant story of the unforgettable characters that we have grown to love for about 70 Years now will continue to echo through time not as a superhero film but as an EPIC. Nolan’s Batman is comparable to histories greatest epics such as the Iliad, Odyssey, A Midsummer Nights Dream and Beowulf all of which have engraved their place in time. Nolan’s Dark Knight truly Rises, Rises to the heavens as an Opera on film. The expressive tone of actor performances, the use of camera filters that vividly acknowledge every emotion scene by scene, indulges you to not only like the idea that your watching batman, but finally feel PROUD THAT YOUR WATCHING BATMAN.
Batman has been a long time hero of mine, ever since I can remember…and tonight I felt that he has impacted my life in an amazing way, Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises reminded me of every reason why I love Batman, and what I would do without him. Let us begin… We waited in line for 5 hours to see the Dark Knight Rises from 2 pm to 7pm. For 2 hours and 45 minutes of run time despite Mixed Critic Reviews on ROTTEN TOMATOES I felt that not a single frame in this film was flawed in any way shape or form.Truly BANE stole the film for me… with a brilliant performance by Tom Hardy. Tom literally personified the essence of evil…I mean the guy is a down right ASS, well in a GOOD way..because I loved to Hate Bane, he seemed relentless and outsmarted Batman at every turn..by staying true to the comics, Bane earns his rightful place as a physically superior and intellectual villain in the Dark Knight Rises and has finally put the old stupid mindless Brute Bane from Batman Forever to rest.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake truly inspires the entire cast to take action on most aspects of the plot, A REAL PLOT DRIVER and a GREAT ONE because every frame with Levitt present is pure GOLD! One of the best Characters in the film has to be the most secretive of them all, Catwoman Played by Anne Hathaway who has come close to stealing the movie from Bane…seems accurate seeing as to how she’s a skilled thief, she is truly a gem in the comic book world and her sensuality and seriousness was balanced beautifully. I don’t want to go so far as to say that she beat Michelle Pfieffer’s performance of catwoman (click if you want someone else’s Ballsy opinion) because they are different eras and well Anne Hathaway did great in my opinion. Lastly a tear jerking performance by Michael Caine as Alfred sets the stage for an epic novella to unravel its secrets to its audience. Michael Caine and Christian Bale seem to share this wondrous relationship on camera that remains unmatched to this day…his love for the wayne family is a strong factor in this film and Nolan has given us the opportunity to feel what Alfred feels when Batman takes to the streets. Not only as an all giving ally but as a frantically worried and exasperated father figure that wants nothing but a beautiful life for Bruce Wayne. Harmonious and beautiful…WARNING YOU WILL CRY…
Its honestly too difficult to state all of the things I love about this film, perhaps because its too soon. I will do an in depth video review of the Dark Knight Rises once you’ve all already seen it to avoid any problems with spoilers. But what I do have to say is this…I do not want Batman to end and I know that it probably will never end but the films that Nolan has given to us have set the Bar so high that Batman films have most likely reached their Closure (for now). But thats the beauty of the caped crusader, the fact that batman’s soul lives on and has lived on for more than 70 years through vessels that portray his Morals, ideals and heroic feats in many ways (Christian Bale, Michael Keaton, Adam west, George Clooney, Val kilmer) all vessels to the idea that is Batman, each portrayed in their own light. Batman is not just a super hero he is a mortal selfless human that shows the best parts of Humanity. If this is the end as Nolan has been saying(which brings a choke to my throat)…he means an end to his series because BATMAN WILL NEVER END, so long as someone is willing to take on the job of fighting crime.
By the way “I prefer to use my first name… Leonardo” You’ll get this once youve seen the Dark Knight Rises in theaters Friday, JULY 20
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