Review by Matthew Schuchman
There will always be people who disagree, but itâ€™s widely held by most, that The Dark Knight set the bar for comic book films. Surpassing its engrossing nature is a tough battle that may never be won. Wrapping up the directorial duties of this franchise, Christopher Nolan made a decent ending to his trilogy, bringing much of the story full circle. What he didnâ€™t make, was a mind blowing blockbuster that will have you watching the blu-ray 32 times the day you buy it.
Too many characters, a not-so-well-hidden secret or two, and story that doesnâ€™t focus enough on what it wants to say, keep The Dark Knight Rises from being the be-all, end-all smash that The Dark Knight is. There are some major foreshadowing failures throughout The Dark Knight Rises, making those moments more of a letdown, than a triumph. Itâ€™s still a good ride, with some decent scenery and a penchant for the grandiose. While itâ€™s not the film many will be hoping for, itâ€™s a fitting ending to an era.
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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Written by: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer and Bob Kane (characters)
Featuring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Gary Oldman
Plot: Eight years after Batman took the fall for Two Face's crimes, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham's finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.