Dark Knight Rises-The Review
Dark Knight Rises-A Review
First off, I promise I will not give away any plot points. I would hate it if someone told me about the twists in this movie. So I am certainly not going to be that guy to you.
There will surely be comparisons drawn between Dark Knight and the earlier big summer blockbuster, The Avengers. And the comparison is simple that the Avengers is a great comic book movie in that it kind of feels like a comic book has come to life. Dark Knight is a bat of a different color. Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy is unusually real and dark and gritty. While Avengers felt so much more like a fantasy. There are things in the Dark Knight (perhaps enhanced by the unfortunate event in Colorado) that are uncomfortably real. Thus the feeling you have while watching it is that this stuff could really happen. And that makes the tension the movie delivers all the more intense.
Dark Knight Rises is as much a psychological thriller as it is a comic book story. I do not believe there will ever be a movie quite like the previous Batman movie; The Dark Knight. Mainly because they married the psychological terror with a ground breaking performance by Heith Ledger. Moments like that are truly rare in today’s cinema. But Dark Knight Rises does manage to pick up where the previous film left off in its twisted psychological tone. And the new villain Bane does manage to be truly genius in his evil on perhaps an even greater scale than The Joker even did.
Its killing me not to talk specifically about the movie. But I promise I wont. Not for a few weeks. Lets just conclude by saying this is a near perfect ending to the trilogy. Its a tight well crafted thriller that gets you believing in, not just hoping for, a caped crusader. And now that I have seen it in giant screen IMAX, I can honestly say this is by far the best way to experience this movie. More than half of the movie appears to make use of the full six story IMAX screen.